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LBSU In Third Place After Two Rounds At Itani Quality Homes Collegiate

Sept. 11, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Long Beach State men's golf team kicked off the 2017-18 campaign at the season opening Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, finishing in third-place after two round of play at Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

LBSU recorded opening round score of 280 and came back in the second round with a six shot improvement for a 274 for a 14-under-par 554, finishing just one stroke behind tournament host Washington State (-15).

Boise State leads the field of 11 teams at 22-under as the Broncos holds a seven shot lead over the Cougars.

Juniors Joe Fryer and Patrick Pockels led the way for the Beach, as both players tied for seventh at 5-under 137.  Fryer posted rounds of 68 and 69, while Pockels shot a 71 and 66.

Senior Nick Cantlay and junior Andres Gonzalez are tied for 13th at 2-under 140, after Cantlay carded rounds of 71 and 69, while Gonzalez turned in scores of 70 for both rounds.

Junior Niels Andersen is tied for 33rd at 3-over (74-71).

Thomas Vining of South Dakota sits on top of the leaderboard of 68 players with a 10-under 132, holding a two-shot lead over three players tied for third.

Final round play concludes on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (PT).  Live play can be followed on

Itani Quality Homes Collegiate
Sept. 11-12, 2017
Palouse Ridge Golf Club
Pullman, Wash.
Team Results (11 teams)
1.  Boise State, 281-265--546 (-22)
2.  Washington State, 282-271--553 (-15)
3.  LONG BEACH STATE, 280-274--554 (-14)
4.  Cal State Fullerton, 276-285--561 (-7)
     South Dakota, 290-271--561 (-7)
6.  Seattle, 292-276--568 (E)
7.  Cal Baptist, 293-279--572 (+4)
     UTRGV, 289-283--572 (+4)
9.  Idaho, 294-285--579 (+11)
10.  Sacramento State, 295-286--581 (+13)
11.  British Columbia, 295-287--582 (+14)

LBSU Individual Results (68 players)
T7.  Joe Fryer, 68-69--137 (-5)
T7.  Patrick Pockels, 71-66--137 (-5)
T13.  Andrés Gonzalez, 70-70--140 (-2)
T13.  Nick Cantlay, 71-69--140 (-2)
T33.  Niels Andersen, 74-71--145 (+3)



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