Men's Golf, Sports

‘Niners finish 12th in new coach’s first event

The Long Beach State men’s golf team improved by a shot in Monday morning’s final round and moved two spots up the leaderboard at the Windon Memorial Classic in Chicago, Ill.

The 49ers finished tied for 12th, along with Kent State, at 32-over-par 884. LBSU shot 1-over 285 in the third round to conclude its first event of the season.

Michigan finished ahead of 17 other schools, including a shot better than surging Ohio State, for the team title. The Wolverines posted a 2-over 854 three-round total. The Buckeyes shot 9-under in the round to join the hunt.

Lion Kim paced Michigan with a 6-under 207 effort to capture the individual crown by two shots over Ohio State’s Bo Hoag, who shot a round-low 64. Kim led the 90-player field after each round.

LBSU’s Raymond Ho moved up nine spots to tie for 24th place and pace the ‘Niners. The sophomore turned in an even-par 71 to bring his total to 6-over 219.

Kevin Roy made the biggest leap on the leaderboard for The Beach. The junior, who started the day in 46th, recorded six birdies — including four on the front nine — to also finish tied for 24th.

To round out the team score: Kevin Lim finished at 10-over 223 (t-47th), Benjamin Lein carded a 13-over 226 (t- 57th) and Austin Love fired a 14-over 227 total (t-63rd).

Purdue’s Erich Johnston provided the highlight of the event at the 16th hole. The senior shot a hole-in-one on the 189-yard, par-3 hole.

The 49ers will next head to La Quinta, Calif., from Oct. 10-12 for The Prestige at PGA West.


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