LBSU completes day one at Battle at the Beach
Feb. 13, 2011
NEWPORT COAST, Calif. - The Long Beach State men's golf began the spring season, hosting the second annual Battle at the Beach tournament at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast.
The 49ers completed day one shooting a 366 at the par-70, 6,900-yard Ocean North course, finishing in 11th-place at 16-over-par.
San Diego leads the field of 13 teams at 2-under as the Toreros shot a 348 to hold a two-stroke lead over second-place and defending national champions Augusta State. Arizona State and and Washington tied for third-place and are three shots back.
Sophomore Raymond Ho was the top player for the 49ers, finishing at 1-over 71 to tie for 27th. Ho recorded six birdies for the day with five bogeys and one double-bogey.
Philip Chian tied for 68th at 7-over.
Kenneth McCready of San Diego sits on top of the leaderboard at 5-under 65, holding a one-stroke lead over Ty Chambers of Washington.
"It was nice to get the spring season under way here at a local venue," said 49er head coach Ryan Ressa. "Pelican Hill is a fantastic setting for an event and the guys got off to a solid start today in round one. Although our scores may not reflect it, the guys battled well today and kept their composure for the entire day. We have come out of the break fresh and focused on our goals. I was very pleased with the golf I saw today and the way we played.
Raymond looked solid today. He's a great competitor and had that confidence we need out of the guys. I am excited to see how he progresses this week and throughout the spring.
This schedule we have had this year will give our guys experience against the best players in the country and be vital to their growth as players. "
Second round action continues on Monday at 7 a.m. PST. The 49ers are scheduled to tee off at 7:30 a.m. and will be paired with UT Arlington.