The Long Beach State men’s golf team battled 13 to 20 mph winds to rebound from a poor first-round effort on the first day at the Windon Memorial Classic.
The 49ers opened the two-day, 17-team tournament in Chicago, Ill., by shooting 29-over-par 313 to finish last. LBSU recovered with a 2-over 286 round to move up to 14th.
Michigan will bring a two-shot lead over California into Monday morning’s final round. The Wolverines lead the field at 4-over 572.
Michigan’s Lion Kim also leads all 90 golfers with a 2-under 140 score. Three players are tied for second at even-par 142.
Kevin Roy and Raymond Ho both shot 6-over 77 to lead The Beach in the first round. Ho then returned to drain three birdies en route to a six-shot improvement to finish tied for 33rd at 6-over 148. Roy sits two shots back and tied for 46th.
LBSU’s Austin Love shot a 72 to finish the day at 9-over 151. The junior moved 17 spots up the leaderboard into 52nd place.
Benjamin Lein and Kevin Lim rounded out the team score for the ‘Niners. The sophomores will both head into the final round tied for 55th at 10-over 152.
The third round will begin at 6 a.m. PT.