From Reports By Long Beach State Sports Information Department
After two months of tournaments and three long days in the southern Nevada desert, Long Beach State ended the fall season at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown yesterday, finishing tied for seventh with Texas Tech and TCU. The 49ers shot a 287 in the final round on Wednesday afternoon at the Boulder Creek Golf Club to finish with a three-round score of five-under 859. LBSU carded a 285 and 287 in the first two rounds.
Individually for The Beach, freshman Lee Lopez was the top player as she shot a three-over 75 in the final round as she fell from sixth place to tie for 15th. Lopez committed three bogeys on the front nine as she accumulated a four-under 212 for the tournament. In the opening round on Monday, Lopez tied her season-best of a low round of 68 to lead the field of 92 players.
“I’m really proud of the players on how they played and supported each other during this fall season,” said 49er Head Coach Sue Ewart. “I know the ladies were disappointed with the results from this tournament, but they never gave up and kept on swinging away. We’re very much looking forward to the spring season and always having the goal of winning every tournament we play in.”
All-American senior Kay Hoey came in third for the 49ers as she recorded a one-over 73 to finish tied for 40th as she had one bogey for the day, along with two birdies and one double-bogey on the No. 18 hole. Hoey carded a 72 and 73 in the first two rounds for a two-over 218 score.
Sophomore Reina Rogers finished second for The Beach as she tied for 29th with a one-under 71 on Wednesday. Rogers had five birdies and four bogeys for the day in route to a three-day total of one-under 215.
Fellow sophomores Lindsey McAtee and Erin Cylke tied for 45th and 76th respectively. McAtee finished the day with a one-over 73 to finish with a three-over 219 for the tournament. Cylke, who made the most improvement in the final round, jumped ten spots from 86th to finish off with an impressive two-under 70. She carded an 80 and 77 in the first two days of the tournament.
The 49ers conclude the fall season schedule and will return to action as they travel down to San Diego for the Aztec Invitational, Feb. 15-17, at the Salt Creek Golf Course.