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Long Beach State Finishes Big West Championship in Fourth Place

May 1, 2018

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INDUSTRY HILLS, Calif. - Long Beach State closed out the season with a fourth place finish at the Big West Championship after a 287, one-under par in the final round.

The Beach got off to a hot start carding five birdies and an eagle in their first three holes. All five LBSU golfers birdied on the 18th hole to close out the tournament on a good note. Men's Golf collectively shot an 863, one-under par for the tournament. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Long Beach State has placed fourth in the conference tournament.

Joe Fryer led the way for LBSU and put together his best round of the tournament shooting a 68, four-under par. His card matched two other golfers for the best score of the round. On the front nine, Fryer was perfect as he recorded four birdies and avoided any blemishes to his card. He would finish his final round with two birdies in his final three holes. For the tournament, Fryer shot a 215, one-under par and tied for ninth place while improving each round.

Niels Andersen finished even and tied for 11th place in the Big West Championship. Anderson also shot for par in three consecutive rounds. After carding a double-bogey at the star of the back nine, Anderson finished strong and produced two birdies in his final three holes.

Nick Cantlay started his final round on a good note, carding an eagle and a birdie in his first two holes. Cantlay shot for par in his final round and completed the tournament with a 217, one-over par while tying for 15th place.

2018 Big West Conference Champions
Final Results
1. UC Irvine; 284-285-283 -- 852 (-12)
2. UC Davis; 293-280-280 -- 853 (-11)
3. UC Santa Barbara; 284-290-286 -- 860 (-4)
4. Long Beach State; 289-287-287 -- 863 (-1)
5. Cal State Fullerton; 282-287-297 -- 866 (+2)
6. Cal Poly; 301-288-287 -- 876 (+12)
7. Cal State Northridge; 305-288-286 -- 879 (+15)
8. UC Riverside; 290-296-299 -- 885 (+21)
9. Hawai'i; 309-300-298 -- 907 (+43)

Long Beach State Players
T9. Joe Fryer; 75-72-68 -- 215 (-1)
T11. Niels Andersen; 72-72-72 -- 216 (E)
T15. Nick Cantlay; 71-74-72 -- 217 (+1)
T23. Hunter Reed; 71-74-75 -- 220 (+4)
T29. Patrick Pockels; 76-69-78 -- 223 (+7)



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