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49ers Win 33rd Anteater Invitational For Second Consecutive Year

Freshman Daniel Chian finished in second place, just one shot behind first at the 33rd Anteater Invitational in Laguna Niguel. (Photo by Cameron Fujimoto/LBSU)

March 26, 2013

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - Long Beach State shot a 298 in Tuesday's final round of the 33rd Anteater Invitational at the El Niguel Country Club to capture the team title for the second year in a row.

LBSU was tied for the lead with cross-town rival Cal State Fullerton going into the final round. The 49ers won the title by three shots as the Titans posted a final round score of 301. Tournament host UC Irvine finished in third, four strokes behind the 49ers. LBSU completed the two-day tournament with a 54-hole score of 27-over par 891.

This marked the third tournament win this year for LBSU as the 49ers won the Folino Invitational for the second consecutive at Industry Hills Golf Club and won the 17th Del Walker Intercollegiate at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.

The 49ers won last year's Anteater Invitational at Shady Canyon Country Club in Irvine by eight shots over second place St. John's en route to the program's record fifth tournament win.

Freshman Daniel Chian finished in second, just one stroke behind individual medalist Connor Campbell of Loyola Marymount. Chian carded a 74 to finish with a 1-over 217, while Campbell fired a 71 to move up the standings from third to first.

Chian collected three birdies and two bogeys to finish the front-nine at 1-under. The native from Covina ran into trouble on the backside, recording three consecutive bogeys on Nos. 11, 12 and 13. Chian finished out the round with five consecutive pars and no birdies.

Seniors Philip Chian and Raymond Ho tied for 18th at 10-over 226. Ho posted a 74 to move up from 22nd, while Chian carded a final round 80 to fall from fifth to 18th.

Freshman Kevin Lee turned in his best round of the tournament, shooting a 2-under 70 to finish one shot behind at 11-over.

Sophomore JJ Holen shot an 84 to tie for 42nd, while fellow classmate Kevin Techakanokboon, playing as an individual, placed 67th.

LBSU returns to action Apr. 19-21, taking part in the Winchester Classic hosted by UC Davis and Nevada at Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista, Calif.

33rd Anteater Invitational
El Niguel Country Club
Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Team Results (11 teams)
1.  LONG BEACH STATE, 288-305-298--891 (+27)
2.  Cal State Fullerton, 297-296-301--894 (+30)
3.  UC Irvine, 296-301-298--895 (+31)
4.  Colorado, 305-309-292--906 (+42)
5.  Sacramento State, 303-298-309--910 (+46)
6.  Loyola Marymount, 296-311-304--911 (+47)
7.  UC Santa Barbara, 307-305-305--917 (+53)
8.  Santa Clara, 309-297-313--919 (+55)
9.  St. John's, 316-303-309--928 (+64)
10.  Cal State Northridge, 311-305-314--930 (+66)
11.  Brown, 323-312-317--952 (+88)

Top 10 Individual Results (69 players)
1.  Connor Campbell, Loyola Marymount, 70-75-71--216 (E)
2.  Daniel Chian, Long Beach State, 69-74-74--217 (+1)
3.  * Preston Valder, UCLA, 76-71-72--219 (+3)
3.  Ryan Williams, Sacramento State, 70-75-74--219 (+3)
5.  Travis Russell, UC Irvine, 74-70-76--220 (+4)
6.  Dakota Duerr, Cal State Fullerton, 74-73-74--221 (+5)
6.  Martin Keskari, Santa Clara, 71-75-75--221 (+5)
6.  Glen Scher, UC Santa Barbara, 77-74-70--221 (+5)
9.  * Jonathan Garrick, UCLA, 76-70-76--222 (+6)
10.  Mark Anguiano, Cal State Fullerton, 73-74-76--223 (+7)
10.  Pete Fernandez, UC Irvine, 75-77-71--223 (+7)
10.  Philip Juel-Berg, Colorado, 72-78-73--223 (+7)
10.  Ryan McCormick, St. John's, 77-74-72--223 (+7)
10.  Michael Yang, UC Irvine, 72-77-74--223 (+7)

LBSU Individual Results
2.  Daniel Chian, 69-74-74--217 (+1)
T18.  Philip Chian, 72-74-80--226 (+10)
T18.  Raymond Ho, 73-79-74--226 (+10)
T21.  Kevin Lee, 78-79-70--227 (+11)
T42.  JJ Holen, 74-78-84--236 (+20)
67.  * Kevin Techakanokboon, 89-80-80--249 (+33) 



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