March 15, 2013
2012-13 LONG BEACH STATE MEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 7
at Don Puckette National Invitational Tournament
Hosted by Arizona
Omni Tucson National Golf Club - Par-72, 7,094-yards
Saturday, Mar. 16 - First & Second Rounds (Live scoring: Golfstat)
Sunday, Mar. 17 - Final Round, (Live scoring: Golfstat)
The Long Beach State men's golf team travels to Tucson, Ariz. to take part in the 11th Don Puckette National Invitational Tournament hosted by the University of Arizona . First and second round action will take place on Saturday, Mar. 16, with the final 18 holes concluding on Sunday, Mar. 17. Both days will begin at 7 a.m. (PST) and will be played at the par-72, 7,094-yard Omni Tucson National Golf Club.
LBSU will be among at 16-team field as seniors Raymond Ho and Phillip Chian, sophomore JJ Holen and freshmen Daniel Chian and Kevin Lee will go up against Arizona, Arkansas, Hawai'i, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, San Diego, San Diego State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, UNLV, UTEP and Wyoming.
Live play of all three rounds of the Don Puckette National Invitational Tournament will be provided on Golfstat.com.
LBSU tied for 14th place with UC Davis at the Bandon Dunes Championship in Bandon, Ore., posting a 54-hole score of 34-over par 898. Senior Raymond Ho led the way for LBSU, shooting a 1-over 217 to tie for 11th. Freshman Kevin Lee posted a 75 to finish with an 8-over 224 to tie for 39th, while senior Daniel Chian and younger brother Philip tied for 73rd at 15-over.
LBSU WINS DEL WALKER INTERCOLLEGIATE
The 49ers overcame an eight-shot deficit in the final round of the 17th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic to win the team title at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach. LBSU recorded a tournament low 274 to finish with a 54-hole score of 2-under par 838. The 49ers were the only team in the tournament to finish under par. The tournament host held a three-stroke lead over second-place Pacific as the Tigers finished at 1-over. Senior Raymond Ho paced the 49ers firing a final round 69 to tie for fifth. This was Ho's second consecutive top-10 finish this season. The Cerritos native carded his second 69 of the tournament to finish with a 54-hole score at even-210.
49ERS WIN FOLINO INVITATIONAL FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
LBSU overcame a six-shot deficit going into the final round from tournament leader UC Irvine at the Folino Invitational at Industry Hills Golf Club. The 49ers finished with a 54-hole total of 8-over par 872 to hold off the second-place Anteaters by four strokes. Freshman Daniel Chian led the way for LBSU, tying for fourth shooting, finishing with an even-216. Senior Raymond Ho and freshman Kevin Lee also finished in the top-10, tying for sixth and 10th respectively.
NINERS CLOSES OUT FALL SEASON AT BILL CULLUM
Freshman Daniel Chian led the way for LBSU tying for 12th place at the Bill Cullum Invitational at the Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley. Chian fired rounds of 74, 70 and 72 to finish with an even-216. The 49ers finished in 12th out of 20 teams recording a 54-hole score of 33-over 897.
HO TIES FOR SECOND AT VCU SHOOTOUT
Senior Raymond Horecorded a 2-under par 214 to tie for second place at the VCU Shootout in Manakin-Sabot, Va. Ho led the way for LBSU recording rounds of 71, 71 and 72 at the Hermitage Country Club to finish just four strokes behind first. LBSU placed third in the 12-team field at 24-over 888.
LBSU STARTS SEASON OFF IN IOWA
LBSU kicked off the fall season at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Burlington, Iowa. The 49ers tied for 11th place with a three-day score of 39-over 903. Senior Philip Chian was the top player for LBSU as he tied for 37th at 10-over 226.
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