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Men's Golf Closes Out Fall Season At Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational

Oct. 24, 2017

2017-18 LONG BEACH STATE MEN'S GOLF
Tournament No. 4
at Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational
Hosted by Pacific
The Reserve at Spanos Park (Par-72, 7,082-yards)
Stockton, Calif.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, Oct. 26 - First Round, 8:00 a.m. (PT) tee times
Friday, Oct. 27 - Second Round, TBA
Saturday, Oct. 28 - Final Round, TBA

FIRST TEE
The Long Beach State men's golf team heads to the San Joaquin Valley for their last tournament of the fall season, taking part in the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational hosted by the University of the Pacific.  The three-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Thursday (Oct. 26) with opening round action, followed by second round play scheduled for Friday (Oct. 27) and the final 18 holes concluding on Saturday (Oct. 28).  All three days will take place at the par-72, 7,082-yard The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, Calif.

PACIFIC FIELD
The Beach will be among an 19-team field at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational as the Beach will compete with the tournament host Pacific, St. Mary's, BYU, South Dakota, Denver, Seattle, Boise State, Oregon State, Santa Clara, Grand Canyon, Nevada, CSUN, Temple, San Jose State, Fresno State, Sacramento State, Pacific "B" Team, UC Irvine and UC Riverside.

LIVE FROM STOCKTON, ITS ...
Live play of all three rounds of the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational will be provided on Golfstat.com.

LAST YEAR IN STOCKTON
LBSU finished in fourth place at last year's 13-team Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational at the Stockton Country Club.  The Beach posted a three-round score of 1-over 853, following rounds of 294, 282 and 277.  Junior Patrick Pockels was the top player for LBSU, tying for ninth at 2-under 211, after carding rounds of 75, 67 and 69.


 

 

LAST TIME OUT
LBSU is coming off from a third-place finish at the 12-team Bill Cullum Invitational hosted by CSUN.  The Beach recorded a 9-under 855 score following rounds of 283, 284 and 288 at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif.  Juniors Joe Fryer and Patrick Pockels were the top players for LBSU, tying for sixth at 4-under 212.

PHILIP CHIAN RETURNS TO LBSU AS ASSISTANT COACH
Former Men’s Golfer Philip Chian has been hired by Michael Wilson to serve as the program’s lead assistant coach.  Chian was a four-year letterwinner with the program, with his best season coming in 2012. Leading Long Beach State to a second-place finish at the Big West Championships, the team went on to compete at the NCAA Athens Regional, where Chian had one of the best tournaments of his career, carding a 3-under 210 including a second round 68 to finish in a tie for fourth place.  That finish allowed him to be one of six golfers to qualify as an individual for the NCAA Championship, becoming the most recent Long Beach State Men’s Golfer to qualify for the NCAA Championship. Chian was also twice the team’s top finisher at the Big West Championship in both 2012 and 2013.  Following his graduation from Long Beach State in 2013, Chian went on to play professionally for three years before taking a position as the assistant pro at Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside, Calif.

LBSU TAKES 10TH AT RAM MASTERS INVITE
LBSU finished in 10th place finish at the Ram Masters Invitational back on Sept. 19, at Fort Collins Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo. The 49ers posted a three-round score of 33-over 873. Junior Joe Fryer was the top player for LBSU for the second straight tournament, tying for eighth with a 1-under 209.

FRYER NAMED BIG WEST GOLFER OF THE MONTH
Junior Joe Fryer was named Big West Conference Golfer of the Month for September. Fryer shot three consecutive rounds in the 60’s at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, carding a 9-under-par 204 on the par-71, 7,308-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club Course. Fryer tied for third among 68 competitors and his final round score of 67 included zero bogeys and four birdies. Fryer, who also fired rounds of 68 and 69, helped the Beach finish in third place in the 11-team field. At the Ram Masters Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo, Fryer tied for eighth place with a 54-hole total of 2-under 209. He sandwiched rounds of 69 and 68 around a 72 on the par-70, 7,218-yard Fort Collins Country Club track.The Beach placed 10th among 19 teams at the tournament. Fryer finished the month with a stroke average of 68.83.

BEACH TAKES THIRD IN WASHINGTON
The Beach finished in third-place among 11 teams at the season-opening Itani Quality Homes Collegiate at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash. LBSU recorded a three-round score of 21-under-par 831 after posting rounds of 280, 274 and 277. Redshirt junior Joe Fryer was the top player for the Beach, tying for third among 68 players with a 9-under 204, following rounds of 68, 69 and 67.

FOLLOW US, GET SOCIAL
Fans can follow the Beach men's golf team throughout the season on social media. On Twitter it's @LBSUMensGolf. On Facebook and Instagram it's Long Beach State Men's Golf.

WALKER CUP RETURNS TO VCC
The second annual Walker Cup, benefiting the men's and women's golf programs at the Beach, will take place on Monday, Nov. 6, at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach. To register for the Walker Cup, go to:http://www.longbeachstate.com/ot/specialevents.html

WILSON NAMED HEAD COACH AT THE BEACH
Michael Wilson was named the new head men's golf coach this past summer, replacing Mickey Yokoi who retired after five years at the Beach. Wilson became the 11th head men's golf coach at the Beach, after spending the past three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Washington. While at Washington, Wilson helped the Huskies improve their finish at the Pac-12 Championships in each of his three seasons, most recently tying for third place in 2016-17 as Wilson managed the team while head coach Alan Murray was home for the birth of his child. In each of his three seasons, Wilson helped Washington reach the NCAA Regionals, and the Huskies made an NCAA Championship appearance in 2015, finishing tied for 15th while Cheng-Tsung Pan finished as the individual runner-up.

BIG WEST CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS TO INDUSTRY HILLS
The 2018 Big West Conference Men's Golf Championship will take place at Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is slated to begin on Sunday, Apr. 29. The winning team receives the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament that begins on May 15-17 at six 54-hole regional sites.

COMING ATTRACTIONS
The Beach returns to action on Monday, Jan. 29, for the two-day Waves Challenge hosted by Pepperdine at Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif.

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