The CSUN Softball team will host the first Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament Saturday, Sept. 3 at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks. Proceeds of the Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament will benefit the Matadors’ program.
Registration is set for 10 a.m. with the putting contest getting underway at 11 a.m. The shotgun start is scheduled for noon. Awards will be presented at the end of the tournament.
“We are excited to put on this event, the inaugural Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament,” said CSUN head coach Charlotte Morgan. “It is our first one as a staff and we can’t wait to get together with some amazing CSUN alumni and CSUN softball supporters. It’s a chance for us to get in front of one another and really get to talk and spend some time together.
“We were able to honor Coach Torgeson and his family at our Alumni event in the Spring, but we wanted to continue to honor him and the legacy that he left behind. We can’t wait for everyone to come out, golf a little, and socialize with our staff and our team. We hope to make this a yearly thing and build it into something bigger as the years progress.”
Torgeson was the former CSUN head softball coach from 1982 to 1994. From 1982-1990, he led the softball program to nine consecutive California Collegiate Athletic Association championships, as well as four NCAA Division II National Championships during that time. His team would also win the Western Athletic Conference title in the 1993 and 1994 seasons.
He was inducted in the CSUN Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008.
Torgeson passed away on March 21, 2020. He was 78 years old.
You can register online at GoMatadors.com/SoftballGolfTournament.