Daniel Chian Captures Individual Medalist At Bill Cullum Invitational
Oct. 22, 2013
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Long Beach State sophomore Daniel Chian fired a tournament low 66 in Tuesday's final round of the Bill Cullum Invitational capturing individual medalist honors in Simi Valley.
This marked Chian's first tournament win as a 49er as he completed the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 10-under-par 206 at the par-72, 6,819 yard Wood Ranch Golf Club.
LBSU improved by three shots from its second round score of 293 to record its best round of the tournament with a 290 to tie for seventh place with fellow Big West Conference member UC Irvine. The 49ers completed the tournament with a 54-hole score of 11-over 875.
Cal State Fullerton (-15) won the team championship by one stroke over San Diego (-14) in second and four shots over No. 24-ranked Arizona State (-11) in third.
Chian began the final round from the par-3 seventh with his first of eight birdies for the day. On the back-nine, the Covina native was bogey free through his first 10 holes. Chian recorded four birdies on the back side as he was 5-under though the par-4 16th. Chian picked up his second bogey of the round on the on the par-4 No. 1, before finishing the round with three birdies and two pars.
LBSU returns to action Oct. 31-Nov. 2, traveling to Stockton for the Pacific Invitational.