Men's Golf, Sports

Men’s golf in 6th after Day 1 of Braveheart Classic

After two rounds of play at the Braveheart Classic, hosted by UC Riverside in Beaumont, Calif., the Long Beach State men’s golf team is currently in sixth-place after 36 holes.  

LBSU carded rounds of 296 and 297 for a 17-over par 593 at the par-72, 7,003 yard Oak Valley Golf Club.

UC Santa Barbara and Saint Mary’s leads the 15-team field at 6-over 582 as the Gauchos and Gaels holds a one-stroke lead over third-place Loyola Marymount (+7) and six shots over Sacramento State (+12) in fourth.

Gonzaga rounds out the top 5 at 14-over, a three-stroke advantage over the 49ers.

Tournament host UC Riverside is tied for 12th with San Francisco at 33-over.

Junior Kevin Roy led the way for LBSU as he carded rounds of 73 and 74 to end with a 3-over 147 to tie for 15th place.

Sophomore Benjamin Lein tied for 24th after carding rounds of 73 and 75 for a total of 4-over 148, followed by Philip Chian tied for 33rd at 6-over after rounds of 76 and 74.

Meanwhile, teammate Raymond Ho took the biggest dive on the leaderboard as he shot a 2-over 74 in the first round before carding 7-over 79 in the second to tie for 41st with a 9-over 153 total. 

Kevin Lim rounded out The Beach’s scores with a 10-over 154 to tie for 45th.

Jake Sarnoff of Loyola Marymount sits on top of the leaderboard with an 8-under 136, and a three-shot lead over Anders Engell of Saint Mary’s.

Final round action begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday. LBSU will be paired with Gonzaga, Portland and Cal Poly. 

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