Men's Golf, Sports

Senior holds lead heading into final round

Long Beach State senior All-American Kay Hoey surged back to the top of the leaderboard in second round action at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash.

Hoey finished Tuesday at 1-over-par 145 by firing a 1-under 71 for the round.

Entering the day tied for fifth place, Hoey birdied four of the first six holes on the front nine to quickly move into first.

The back nine wasn’t as kind, as she bogeyed three of the first five holes. Hoey recovered to birdie the 18th hole and found herself in a first-place tie with Stanford’s Mari Chun, who dropped to second after recording bogeys on two of the last five holes.

As a team, the 49ers finished the tied for fifth with the University of San Francisco at 43-over 619. Stanford led the field, five shots ahead of second-place Oregon.

LBSU freshman Lee Lopez finished the round five shots behind Hoey, carding a 1-over 73 for the day. Lopez was at 3-under 69, before bogeying four of her last six holes on the back nine heading into the clubhouse.

Other LBSU finishers include sophomore Lindsey McAtee, who had an 11-over 83 second round and is tied for 55th place at 22-over 94 heading into the final round. Junior Brenda Chhour and sophomore Reina Rogers are tied for 58th, both currently sitting at 23-over 95.

The tournament concludes Wednesday.

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