Jan. 27, 2014
COSTA MESA, Calif. - After two rounds of play at the 34th Anteater Invitational, the Long Beach State men's golf team sits in first place at Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa.
The 49ers opened the spring season posting a 36-hole score of 7-over par 575 to hold a four-stroke lead over tournament host UC Irvine (+11) in second and six shots over Sacramento State (+13) in third. UC Santa Barbara is fourth at 17-over, followed by Cal State Northridge (+19) in fifth and Grand Canyon (+22) in sixth. Fresno State (+29) finished the day in seventh.
LBSU recorded an opening round score of 289 to tie the Anteaters for third, finishing two shots behind the Matadors in first and one stroke behind the Hornets in second. The 49ers improved by three shots (286) in the second round to post the tournament's lowest score and move up the standings to take over the top spot.
Sophomore Kevin Lee sits on top of the leaderboard at 4-under 138, holding a one-shot lead over UCI's Pete Fernandez (-3) in second. The La Palma native recorded a picture-perfect opening round that was highlighted by an eagle on his first hole, one birdie and 16 pars. Lee completed the round with a 3-under 68.
In the afternoon round, Lee carded a 1-under 70 as he collected two birdies and his first bogey for the day.
Sophomore Daniel Chian and freshman Agostino Milazzo are tied for 13th at 5-over 147, while junior JJ Holen is tied for 17th at 6-over.
Junior Kevin Techakanokboon is 33rd at 10-over.
Final round action concludes on Tuesday with LBSU teeing off at 8:02 a.m. from the first tee and will be paired with UC Irvine.
|1||Long Beach State||289||286||575|
|1||Kevin Lee (2)||68||70||138|
|T13||Daniel Chian (1)||76||71||147|
|T13||Agostino Milazzo (5)||74||73||147|
|T17||JJ Holen (3)||76||72||148|
|33||Kevin Techakanokboon (4)||71||81||152|
|Course:Mesa Verde Country Club: Mesa Verde CC Par 71 - 6803 Yards
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