Oct. 30, 2011
2011-12 Long Beach State Men's Golf
Tournament No. 3
at Gifford Collegiate Championship
Hosted by UCLA
CordeValle Resort Golf Club - Par-71, 7,200 yards
San Martin, Calif.
Monday, Oct. 31 - First Round, 8:30 a.m. (golfstat.com)
Tuesday, Nov. 1 - Second Round, 8:30 a.m. (golfstat.com)
Wednesday, Nov. 2 - Final Round, TBA (golfstat.com)
The Long Beach State men’s golf team travels to Northern California for the Gifford Collegiate Championship hosted by UCLA, at the par-71, 7,200 yard CordeValle Resort Golf Club in San Martin. The three-day, 54-hole tournament begins on Monday, Oct. 31 with opening round action, followed by Tuesday’s second round play and the final 18 holes concluding on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com.
GIFFORD CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
LBSU is among an 11-team field participating in this year’s Gifford Collegiate Championship as senior Kevin Roy and Kevin Lim, junior Philip Chian and freshmen Xander Schauffele, J.J. Holen and Kevin Techakanokboon will represent the 49ers. LBSU will compete against No. 41 Arizona, Coastal Carolina, Northwestern, No. 2 Oregon, No. 5 Stanford, No. 36 Virginia, No. 3 Washington, Washington State, No. 10 UCLA and No. 30 USC.
LAST YEAR IN SAN MARTIN
LBSU finished in 11th place at last year’s Gifford Collegiate Championship in San Martin. The 49ers completed the tournament with a 76-over 1141. Junior Raymond Ho was the top player for LBSU, tying for 51st at 15-over 228, followed by Philip Chian tying for 54th at 16-over and Kevin Roy tied for 61st at 18-over. Tournament host UCLA led the field of 12 teams with a 9-over 1074, winning by 13 strokes over second-place Stanford.
LBSU SHARES BILL CULLUM INVITATIONAL TEAM TITLE
The 49ers shared the team title with Arizona State at the Bill Cullum Invitatioanl in Simi Valley. LBSU completed the 54-hole tournament at 11-under 853 at the par-72, 6,801 yard Wood Ranch Golf Club. Two 49ers finished in the top-10 as freshman Xander Schauffele placed third with a 7-under 209 and senior Kevin Roy tied for 10th at 1-under 215.
LBSU OPENS SEASON AT THE PRESTIGE
The 49ers opened the 2011-12 season at The Prestige at PGA WEST, finishing in 16th place. LBSU recorded rounds of 301, 292 and 286 for a 54-hole score of 15-over 879. Senior Kevin Roy was the top player for the 49ers as he tied for 26th with a 2-under 214. Junior Philip Chian tied for 39th (+1), while freshman Xander Schauffele finished with a 4-over tying for 55th. Senior Kevin Lim tied for 77th (+13) and freshman J.J. Holen finished in 82nd (+16).
LA QUINTA RESORT TO HOST 2012 BIG WEST MEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Big West Conference Commissioner Dennis Farrell announced that the La Quinta Resort will play host to the 2012 Big West Men's Golf Championship. The championship will begin on Sunday, April 29 and conclude on Tuesday, May 1. The Pete Dye designed Mountain Course is located right in the heart of the La Quinta Resort and is the former home of the PGA Senior Skins Game. The tournament will feature all nine Big West men's golf teams which will play 18 holes each day of the tournament. The champion will advance to the NCAA Tournament.
FOUR 49ERS PLAY AT CAL POLY INVITATIONAL
Four 49ers played as individuals in the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational at the par-71, 6,810 yard Monarch Dunes Golf Course in Nipomo. Freshman Kevin Teckakanoboon was the top player for LBSU, tying for 12th place at 7-over 220, followed by classmate Ben Heisey tied for 27th (+11) and junior Raymond Ho tied for 29th (+12). Freshman Matt Flissfinished at 23-over, tying for 56th.
MOTHER NATURE WASHES OUT HUSKY INVITATIONAL
Heavy rains forced the cancellation of the first and second rounds of the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational in Bremerton, Wash. Over an inch of rain had accumulated at the Gold Mountain Golf Course as the 49ers and the 15 other teams waited all day to see if there would be a break in the weather. But tournament officials had decided by the afternoon to cancel the first day of the Husky Invitational due to the inclement weather and course conditions.
The 49ers conclude the fall season with the Gifford Collegiate Championship and will return to action on Feb. 19-21 for the Folino Invitational at Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry.