April 13, 2014
2013-14 LONG BEACH STATE MEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 9
at OGIO-UCSB Intercollegiate
Hosted by UC Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Golf Club (Par-72, 7,058-yards)
Santa Barbara, Calif.
The Long Beach State men's golf team travels to the central coast to take part in the OGIO-UCSB Intercollegiate at par-72, 7,068-yard Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara. The two-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Monday (Apr. 14) with first and second round action with an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start, followed by the final 18 holes on Tuesday (Apr. 15) with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. from the first and 10th tees.
LBSU will be among a 10-team field that features Air Force, Cal State Northridge, , Fresno State, Sacramento State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, Utah and Utah State.
LIVE FROM ... SANTA BARBARA
Live play of all three rounds of the OGIO-UCSB Intercollegiate will be available on Golfstat.com.
Juniors JJ Holen and Kevin Techakanokboon, sophomores Daniel Chian and Kevin Lee and freshman Agostino Milazzowill represent the 49ers at the Desert Shootout in Arizona.
LAST TIME AT SANTA BARBARA
The OGIO-UCSB Intercollegiate was last played in 2012 at Sandpiper Golf Club, where the 49ers swept both team and individual titles. LBSU won by nine shots over Saint Mary's in second and 22 strokes over tournament host UCSB in third.
LAST TIME OUT
The 49ers are coming off from a disappointing 14th place finish at the 17-team Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. LBSU completed the 54-hole tournament at 48-over-par 892. Junior JJ Holen and sophomore Kevin Lee led the way for the 49ers, tying for 51st at 12-over 223.
LEE WINS DEL WAKER INTERCOLLEGIATE
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.
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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.
LBSU returns to action Apr. 27-29, travels to San Jacinto, Caiif. for the Big West Conference Championship at The Country Club at Soboba Springs.
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