The Long Beach State men’s golf team made an improvement on Monday to move up one spot into 14th place at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Head coach Ryan Ressa’s squad carded a 9-over-par 297 in the second round to jump ahead of Michigan State, which shot a 27-over 315 on Day 2.
Philip Chian paced the 49ers with a 1-under 71 to move into a tie for 51st. Chian collected four birdies, three of which came on his final three holes, and three bogeys in the second round.
The sophomore was the only LBSU player to shoot under par on Monday, and it helped move him up 25 spots on the leaderboard.
Washington’s Charlie Hughes leads all players after picking up a 6-under 66 to put him at 9-under for the tournament. Hughes was tied for third place to start the day.
No. 21 Stanford and No. 22 California are tied atop the leaderboard at 1-under 575. The Cardinal improved by 13 strokes from Sunday to move into the top spot.
LBSU’s Kevin Lim fell four spots into a tie for 28th place after shooting a 3-over 75 on Day 2.
LBSU newcomer Zach Kanny improved his score by eight strokes on Monday, and highlighted his round with an eagle on hole No. 5. Kanny remains in 78th place, however, with an overall score of 18-over 162.
Raymond Ho shot a 3-over 75 and Benjamin Lein carded a 4-over 76 to finish Monday tied for 51st place.
The final round in La Quinta is slated to begin Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.