March 14, 2012
2011-12 LONG BEACH STATE MEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 7
at Bandon Dunes Championship
Hosted by Gonzaga
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Friday, Mar. 16 - First Round (golfstat.com)
Saturday, Mar. 17 - Second Round (golfstat.com)
Sunday, Mar. 18 - Final Round (golfstat.com)
The Long Beach State men's golf travels to Bandon, Ore. for the third annual Bandon Dunes Championship hosted by Gonzaga. The three-day, 54-hole tournament will take place at the par-71, 6,743-yard Bandon Trails course at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. This is the first time LBSU has participated in the Bandon Dunes Championship. Live action can be followed on Golfstat.com.
BANDON DUNES FIELD
LBSU will be among a field of 15 teams competing at this year's Bandon Dunes Championship as senior Kevin Roy and Kevin Lim, junior Philip Chian and freshman Xander Schauffele and Matt Fliss will compete against British Columbia, Colorado, Gonzaga, Hartford, Loyola Marymount, Marquette, Oregon, Oregon State, Pacific, San Jose State, UMKC, Utah Valley, Washington and Weber State.
LBSU TAKES SIXTH IN FRESNO
The 49ers finished the 16-team Fresno State Lexus Classic in sixth place at 24-over-par 1104. LBSU recorded rounds of 364, 358 and 382 to finish just four strokes behind then No. 48-ranked Arizona. Freshman Xander Schauffele was the top player for the 49ers as he tied for eighth at 1-over 217.
ROY NAMED BIG WEST GOLFER OF THE MONTH
Kevin Roy was named Big West Conference Men's Golfer of the Month for February after his performances at the Folino Invitational and the Del Walker Match Play Championship. This is his first monthly award he has received from the Big West. The senior from Syracuse, N.Y., recorded his second top-10 finish this year and seventh overall in his career as he tied for ninth place (+5) at the Folino Invitational and helped the 49ers claim their second team title this season. Roy was the only 49er to win all three matches at the LBSU hosted Del Walker Match Play Championship at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach. He defeated No. 5 UCLA (3&2), No. 4 USC (2&1) and UC Davis (1UP).
LBSU WINS FOLINO INVITATIONAL TEAM TITLE
Long Beach State recorded a 15-over-par 879 to capture the second annual Folino Invitational team title at Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry. The 49ers won by two-strokes over Pepperdine (+17) and three shots over tournament host Cal State Fullerton (+18). Senior Kevin Lim led the way for the 49ers, finishing in third at even-216. This was the second team title for LBSU this year as the 49ers shared the Bill Cullum Invitational championship with Arizona State. The win also gave new 49ers head coach Mickey Yokoihis first victory at LBSU and his first career win as a Division-I men's golf coach.
LIM RECORDS BEST CAREER FINISH AT FOLINO
Senior Kevin Limrecorded his best career finish placing third at the Folino Invitational at Industry Hills Golf Club. Lim carded a career-low 68 in the second round, completing the 54-hole tournament at even-216. Lim finished just one-stroke back of first-place.
Mickey Yokoi NAMED 49ERS' NEW HEAD COACH
On December 5, Mickey Yokoi became the 10th head coach in the 61-year history of the LBSU men's golf program, replacing Ryan Ressa. Yokoi comes to LBSU after serving the past 14 years with the Arizona State men's and women's golf teams. Since 2002-03, Yokoi served as associate head men's golf coach as the Sun Devils appeared in the NCAA Finals all nine years. Yokoi served one year as the head women's golf coach at ASU, taking the Sun Devils to the 2003 NCAA Finals.
49ERS CLOSES OUT FALL SEASON AT GIFFORD COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
LBSU finished in eighth-place at the 11-team Gifford Collegiate Championship in San Martin, Calif., to close out the fall season to the 2011-12 campaign. The 49ers completed the three-day tournament at the par-71, 7,360-yard CordeValle Resort at 57-over-par 1122. Freshman JJ Holen was the top player for LBSU as he tied for 25th with a 9-over 222.
LBSU SHARES BILL CULLUM INVITATIONAL TEAM TITLE
The 49ers shared the team title with Arizona State at the Bill Cullum Invitational in Simi Valley. LBSU completed the 54-hole tournament at 11-under 853 at the par-72, 6,801 yard Wood Ranch Golf Club. Two 49ers finished in the top-10 as freshman Xander Schauffele placed third with a 7-under 209 and senior Kevin Roytied for 10th at 1-under 215.
LBSU OPENS SEASON AT THE PRESTIGE
The 49ers opened the 2011-12 season at The Prestige at PGA WEST, finishing in 16th place. LBSU recorded rounds of 301, 292 and 286 for a 54-hole score of 15-over 879. Senior Kevin Roy was the top player for the 49ers as he tied for 26th with a 2-under 214. Junior Philip Chian tied for 39th (+1), while freshman Xander Schauffele finished with a 4-over tying for 55th. Senior Kevin Limtied for 77th (+13) and freshman JJ Holen finished in 82nd (+16).
LA QUINTA RESORT TO HOST 2012 BIG WEST MEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Big West Conference Commissioner Dennis Farrell announced that the La Quinta Resort will play host to the 2012 Big West Men's Golf Championship. The championship will begin on Sunday, April 29 and conclude on Tuesday, May 1. The Pete Dye designed Mountain Course is located right in the heart of the La Quinta Resort and is the former home of the PGA Senior Skins Game. The tournament will feature all nine Big West men's golf teams which will play 18 holes each day of the tournament. The champion will advance to the NCAA Tournament.
FOUR 49ERS PLAY AT CAL POLY INVITATIONAL
Four 49ers played as individuals in the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational at the par-71, 6,810 yard Monarch Dunes Golf Course in Nipomo. Freshman Kevin Teckakanoboon was the top player for LBSU, tying for 12th place at 7-over 220, followed by classmate Ben Heisey tied for 27th (+11) and junior Raymond Ho tied for 29th (+12). Freshman Matt Flissfinished at 23-over, tying for 56th.
MOTHER NATURE WASHES OUT HUSKY INVITATIONAL
Heavy rains forced the cancellation of the first and second rounds of the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational in Bremerton, Wash. Over an inch of rain had accumulated at the Gold Mountain Golf Course as the 49ers and the 15 other teams waited all day to see if there would be a break in the weather. But tournament officials had decided by the afternoon to cancel the first day of the Husky Invitational due to the inclement weather and course conditions.
The 49ers return to action, Mar. 26-27, returning back to the Northwest for the Duck Invitational at the Eugene Country Club, hosted by Oregon.