TUSCON, Ariz. – Riley Elmes opened his spring season with a 73-72-70—215 to jump into the a four-way tie for third at the Arizona Intercollegiate on Tuesday. As a team, Loyola Marymount’s 310-304-289—903 positioned the Lions in 13th overall.
“Overall it was a tough week to play golf,” said Head Coach Jason D’Amore. “Riley really carried us for the week and he’s elevated his game to the next level. Three Top-3 finishes in five events is an impressive way to start the season.”
Elmes lowered his score in each of the three rounds he played at Sewailo Golf Club. Elmes recorded one eagle, nine birdies, and 33 pars, and shot four-under on Par 5 holes.
LMU’s three freshmen finished within three strokes of one another. Matthew Carungay (80-78-71—229) tied for 53rd, Cameron Meeks (78-77-76—231) tied for 60th, and Samuel Su (82-78-72—232) tied for 64th in the 92-player field.
Nick Jan closed out the five Lions with his 79-77-78—234.
Braden Bailey of Baylor finished as the tournament winner and only golfer under par with his 72-69-69—210. Tournament hosts Arizona took the team title by two strokes with their 313-280-269—862.
LMU’s next tournament will be the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate hosted locally in Palm Springs from Feb. 16-18.
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