Men's Golf, Sports

McAtee leads The Beach at Lamkin Grip Invitational

The Long Beach State women’s golf team wrapped up the Lamkin Grip Invitational by improving its score by 13 strokes to finish in third place on Tuesday.

The 49ers finished the 17-team, 36-hole tournament with a two-day score of 617 after carding a 302 on Tuesday to finish just five strokes behind tournament champion Northern Arizona.

Senior Lindsey McAtee had the 49ers’ lowest score of the tournament after shooting an even-par 73 in the second round. The low score helped propel McAtee up the leaderboard into a tie for fifth place. She had finished Day 1 in a tie for 26th.

McAtee picked up four birdies, two bogeys and one double-bogey on Tuesday to finish the tournament with an overall score of 6-over 152.

Freshman Rochelle Chan improved her score by three strokes to finish the tournament at 7-over 153 and in a tie for 10th place.

Northern Arizona’s Alexa Kim took home the individual title after a three-way playoff. The senior recorded a 4-over 150 overall, after carding an even-par 73 on Tuesday.

LBSU’s Simone Hoey finished in tie for 16th place at 9-over 155, while teammates Monica Villarreal and Reina Rogers finished tied for 26th. Villarreal shot a 78 and Rogers shot a 77 in the final round.

The Lamkin Grip Invitational was the 49ers’ last fall tournament. The ‘Niners won’t hit the links again until Feb. 14, 2011 when they host The Gold Rush at Yorba Linda Country Club.

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