Sophomore Daniel Chian and the 49ers heads to Simi Valley for the Bill Cullum Invitational.
Oct. 18, 2013
2013-14 LONG BEACH STATE MEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 3
at Bill Cullum Invitational Invitational
Hosted by Cal State Northridge
Wood Ranch Golf Club (Par-72, 6,819-yards)
Simi Valley, Calif.
Long Beach State returns to action this week after being off the last weeks, taking part in the Bill Cullum Invitational hosted by Cal State Northridge. The two-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Monday, Oct. 21, with first and second rounds beginning with a shotgun start at 7:45 a.m., followed by final round play on Tuesday, Oct. 22, with tee times starting at 7 a.m. from the first and 10th tees. All three rounds will take place at the par-72, 6,819 yard Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif.
BILL CULLUM FIELD
LBSU will be among a 20-team field at this year's Bill Cullum Invitational. The 49ers will go up against Arizona State, Cal State Bakersfield, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Gonzaga, Hawai'I, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Sacramento State, San Diego, Seattle, South Dakota State, Southern Utah, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Utah State, Utah Valley and Weber State.
Live scoring of the Bill Cullum Invitational will be available on Golfstat.com.
LAST YEAR IN SIMI VALLEY
LBSU will look to improve from its performance at last year's 20-team Bill Cullum Invitational as the 49ers finished in 12th place. The Niners completed the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 33-over-par 897, after recording rounds of 300, 302 and 295. San Diego won the team title with a 14-under 850, holding off second-place Arizona State by nine strokes. Daniel Chian led the way for the 49ers, tying for 12th with an even-216, followed by JJ Holen tied for 29th (+6) and Kevin Lee tying for 57th (+13).
IN THE POLLS
LBSU is ranked 122nd in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings and 125th in Golfstat.com.
LAST TIME OUT
The 49ers are coming off from a 10th place finish at the 12-team Jack Nicklaus Invitational in Columbus, Ohio. LBSU posted a 54-hole score of 55-over-par 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 off the 2013-14 campaign at the 19-team Saint Mary's Invitational in Seaside, Calif. LBSU finished in 12th place 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, that was 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.
LBSU returns to action Oct. 31-Nov. 2, traveling to Stockton for the Pacific Invitational hosted by Pacific.
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