49ers come from behind to share team title at Bandon Dunes Championship
March 18, 2012
BANDON, Ore. - Kevin Lim fired a tournament low 5-under-par 66 in Sunday's final round of the Bandon Dunes Championship to finish in second place and help lead Long Beach State come from seven strokes behind to tie for first and share the team championship with No. 3-ranked Washington.
After the first two rounds of the tournament, LBSU went into the final 18 holes in second at 10-over and trailed the Huskies (+3) by seven shots. After all the scorecards were turned in after the final round, the 49ers recorded the tournament's lowest round with a 5-under 279, while Washington finished with a 2-over 286.
This is LBSU's third tournament victory this year as the 49ers shared the team title at the Bill Cullum Invitational back in October and won the Folino Invitational last month.
Lim's final round 66 is a new career-low for the senior from Seoul, Korea, as he eclipsed his previous career-low of 68 that he made back in February at the Folino Invitational at Industry Hills Golf Club. Lim's scorecard from the final round was almost picture-perfect as he carded six birdies and 11 pars. His one and only bogey came at the par-4, 406-yard 15th hole.
Lim started the round with a birdie at the No. 1 hole and would go onto par the next 10 holes. He would card three consecutive birdies starting from the 12th hole until bogeying the 15th. Lim would make a strong rebound to closeout the last three holes with two consecutive birdies at the 16th and 17th holes and par the final hole.
Senior Kevin Roy recorded his third consecutive round of 71 to finish in fourth with a 54-hole score of even-213. Roy began the final day from the No. 1 hole as he would par the first eight holes and birdie No. 9 before making the turn to to the back. Roy parred the next four holes before making a double-bogey at the par-4 14th. He would finish out the round parring the last three of four holes and recording one more birdie at the 16th.
Freshman Xander Schauffele made a strong comeback, improving by five shots for a 67 to make a significant jump in the standings from 25th to tie for fifth. Schauffele recorded six birdies for the round and just two bogeys that came on the back nine. Schauffele finished the tournament with a 1-over 214.
Chris Williams of Washington captured individual medalist with a 9-under 204.
LBSU returns to action Mar. 26-27, returning back to the state of Oregon for the Duck Invitational at the Eugene Country Club.