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Long Beach State Finishes In Fifth Place At Waves Challenge

Jan. 30, 2018

Final Results

Somis, Calif. - After battling heavy winds and darkness in the first day of the Waves Challenge, a shorthanded Long Beach State squad finished in fifth place among 15 teams participating in the tournament hosted by Pepperdine at Saticoy Country Club.

Long Beach State spent Monday as one of the best teams in navigating the high winds that challenged the golfers, but did not see the improvement in the third round that some of the other teams did in Tuesday's final round. LBSU still finished in fifth place after a final round 308. The Beach had that score despite fielding just four golfers in the final day, as junior Patrick Pockels was forced to withdraw despite finishing the second round in a tie for 25th.

Andres Gonzalez was the team's leader after day one, and the junior continued to do so following Tuesday's round and a half, closing with the 49ers' best round of the tournament, a 1-over 73 to finish tied for 8th place at +9 (75-77-73--225).

Nick Cantlay was consistent over the three rounds, finishing in a tie for 16th place at 15-over with three rounds within a stroke of each other at 77-78-76--231. Joe Fryer rallied from a tough first round with two better scores Tuesday, closing at 21-over (84-77-76--237) while Hunter Reed rounded off the qualifying LBSU competitors at 25-over par (75-83-83--241).

Pepperdine, the tournament hosts, captured both the team title as well as the individual medalist as Sahith Theegala posted the top score for the Waves.

Long Beach State's next tournament will be from Feb. 15-17, when the Beach will travel to the island of Kauai in Hawaii for the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, hosted by Hawai'i at the Wailua Golf Club.

 

 

Team Results (15 teams)
1. Pepperdine - 297-297-283--877 (+13)
2. UC Santa Barbara - 322-300-292--914 (+50)
3. Boise State - 314-308-293--915 (+51)
4. Grand Canyon - 317-305-299--921 (+57)
5. Long Beach State - 310-307-308--925 (+61)
6. UC Irvine - 320-302-309--931 (+67)
7. South Dakota - 322-308-305--935 (+71)
8. Fresno State - 321-317-299--937 (+73)
9. Cal Poly - 317-324-297--938 (+74)
10. UT-Rio Grande Valley - 322-316-306--944 (+80)
11. UC Riverside - 342-326-302--952 (+88)
12. Cal State Fullerton - 331-324-302--957 (+93)
13. CSUN - 325-337-308--970 (+106)
14. Seattle - 330-329-315--974 (+110)
15. Sacramento State - 344-335-333--1012 (+148)

LBSU Individual Results (78 players)
T8. Andres Gonzalez - 75-77-73--225 (+9)
T16. Nick Cantlay - 77-78-76--231 (+15)
T36. Joe Fryer - 84-77-76--237 (+21)
T45. Hunter Reed - 75-83-83--241 (+25)
77. Patrick Pockels - 83-75-(WD)--158 (WD)

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