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Men's Golf Heads To Arizona For Desert Shootout



March 19, 2014

2013-14 LONG BEACH STATE MEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 8
at Desert Shootout
Hosted by Kansas State
Palm Valley Country Club (Par-72, 7,015-yards)
Goodyear, Ariz.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, Mar. 20 - First Round, 8 a.m. (PST) shotgun start (Live scoring: None)
Friday, Mar. 21 - Second Round, 8 a.m. (PST) shotgun start (Live scoring: None)
Saturday, Mar. 22 - Final Round, 7:30 a.m. (PST) shotgun start (Live scoring: None)

FIRST TEE
The Long Beach State men's golf team travels to the state of Arizona for the Desert Shootout hosted by Kansas State University. The three-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Thursday (Mar. 20), with opening round play, followed by second round action on Friday (Mar. 21) and the final 18 holes on Saturday (Mar. 22). All three rounds will be contested at the par-72, 7,015-yard Palm Valley Country Club in Goodyear, Ariz. All three rounds will begin with a shotgun start with first and second round action starting off at 8 a.m. (PST) and final round play starting at 7:30 a.m. (PST).

DESERT FIELD
LBSU will be among a 15-team field that features Bowling Green (Mid-American), BYU (West Coast), Cal State Fullerton (Big West), Columbia (Ivy), Creighton (Big East), Denver (Summit), Drake (Missouri Valley), Grand Canyon (Western Athletic), Idaho (Western Athletic), Kansas (Big 12), Kansas State (Big 12), Kansas City (Western Athletic), Nebraska (Big Ten), Northern Iowa (Missouri Valley) and Southern Utah (Big Sky).

NO LIVE SCORING
Live play of the Desert Shootout will not be available on Golfstat.com.

STARTING FIVE
Juniors JJ Holen and Kevin Techakanokboon, sophomores Daniel Chian and Kevin Lee and freshman Agostino Milazzo will represent the 49ers at the Desert Shootout in Arizona.

LAST TIME OUT
LBSU is coming off from a fourth-place finish at the 18th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic in Long Beach. The host-49ers completed the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 2-under-par 838, finishing two shots behind team champion Minnesota (-4). LBSU posted the lowest score of the tournament with a 10-under 270 in the final round at Virginia Country Club. Sophomore Kevin Lee led the field of 64 players, capturing individual medalist to record his first career tournament win. Lee finished with an 8-under 202, posting rounds of 69, 70 and 63.

LEE PACES 49ERS IN HAWAI'I
For the third consecutive tournament, sophomore Kevin Lee was the top player for LBSU, tying for 23rd at the rain shortened John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawai'i. Final round play was cancelled due to inclement weather and the tournament was shortened to 36-holes. The 49ers tied for eighth with No. 36 UNLV at 8-over 584. Lee finished at 1-over 145.

THREE YEARS IN A ROW
LBSU kicked off the spring season winning the 34th Anteater Invitational for the third consecutive year. The 49ers completed the 54-hole tournament at 17-over-par 869 to win by four strokes over tournament host UC Irvine and Sacramento State tied for second at 21-over. Kevin Lee was the top player for LBSU as he tied for second with a 1-under 212, finishing just two shots behind first.

BEACH CLOSES FALL SEASON AT PACIFIC
The 49ers closed out the fall season with a fourth-place finish at the 12-team Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif. LBSU carded a three-round score of 9-under-par 843 after recording rounds of 287, 281 and 275. Sophomore Kevin Lee led the way for LBSU with his best peformance as a 49er, tying for second with an 8-under 205. Lee turned in the tournament's lowest score of 62 in the final round at the Stockton Country Club. It also surpassed his previous career low of 66.

CHIAN WINS BILL CULLUM INVITATIONAL
Sophomore Daniel Chian captured the individual medalist at the Bill Cullum Invitational at Wood Ranch Country Club in Simi Valley. This was Chian's first career tournament win as the Covina native won by one shot with a 10-under-par 206. LBSU tied for seventh in the 20-team field with an 11-over 875.

LBSU TAKES 10TH IN OHIO
The 49ers are coming off a 10th place finish at the 12-team Jack Nicklaus Invitational in Columbus, Ohio. LBSU posted a 54-hole score of 55-over 907 (300-300-307) to finish nine shots ahead of Ball State in 11th and 11 strokes over North Carolina in 12th. Daniel Chian led the way for the 49ers, placing 26th with a 10-over 223, followed by fellow classmate Kevin Lee tying for 25th (+13) and JJ Holen finishing in 43rd (+18).

LBSU BEGINS SEASON AT SAINT MARY'S INVITATIONAL
The 49ers started off the 2013-14 campaign at the Saint Mary's Invitational in Seaside, Calif. LBSU finished in 12th place (19 teams) at 37-over-par 901 (305-288-308). Sophomore Kevin Lee was the top player for the 49ers, tying for 19th with a 54-hole score of 5-over 221, highlighted by a career-low 66 in the second round to post his first top-20 finish of the year. Junior JJ Holen tied for 25th with a 7-over 223 (79-69-75).

BIG WEST CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO SOBOBA SPRINGS
For the second consecutive year, the Big West Conference Men's Golf Championship returns to the Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, Calif. The three-day tournament begins on April 27, with all nine teams competing for the Big West Championship and the automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

FOLLOW THE 49ERS ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER
Fans can follow the 49er men's golf team throughout the season on Facebook at Long Beach State Men's Golf and on Twitter @LBSUmensgolf.

COMING ATTRACTIONS
LBSU travels to the Pacific Northwest for the Redhawk Invitational, Apr. 7-8, at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Wash.


 

 

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