49ers complete day two at Golfweek Conference Challenge
Sept. 17, 2012
BURLINGTON, Iowa - Long Beach State improved by 10 shots in Monday's second round at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Burlington, Iowa, to tie for 10th place.
LBSU recorded a 5-over par 293 at the Spirit Hollow Golf Course for a 36-hole score of 20-over 596. The 49ers are tied with San Jose State as both teams holds a seven stroke lead over Kansas (+27) in 12th.
Missouri continues to the lead the field of 15 teams with a 4-under as the Tigers maintains a three-shot advantage over second-place Wake Forest (-1) and eight shots over third-place Tulsa (+4). Tournament host Iowa is sixth at 7-over.
Senior Philip Chian was the top player for LBSU, shooting a second round 74 to tie for 21st. Chian came out even on the front nine, collecting two birdies, two bogeys and five pars. On the back side, Chian recorded just one birdie as he ran into trouble on holes 15, 16 and 17 where he turned in three consecutive bogeys for a 2-over.
Freshman Kevin Lee improved by six shots to move up the standings from 40th to tie for 25th with a 71 for a 4-over 148. Lee's scorecard in the second round was marked with three birdies and two bogeys.
Sophomore JJ Holen also moved up in the standings from 33rd to tie for 28th as he improved by three strokes for a 73 to finish at 5-over 149.
Senior Raymond Ho carded a 75 to tie for 46th, while freshman Daniel Chian shot a 76 to tie for 58th.
Jace Long of Missouri sits on top of the leaderboard with a 7-under, leading by one stroke over Chris Worrell (-6) of Tulsa.
Final round play concludes on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 6:30 a.m. (PST), with the 49ers paired with Iowa and San Francisco.