Campbell Wins Anteater Invite
LMU men's golf freshman Connor Campbell hits a final round 71 to win the 33rd annual Anteater Invitational.
March 26, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- LMU freshman Connor Campbell posted a final round of one-under par 71 to claim the individual championship at the 33rd annual Anteater Invitational at El Niguel Country Club on Tuesday.
In a tournament filled with high scores, Campbell posted five birdies, including hitting birdie on holes two, nine and 16 every round to win his first collegiate championship. Campbell joins Brian Locke (2006) and Jason D'Amore (2004) as the only freshman to win an individual title.
In addition, this is the first time since 2009 the Lions have had two different golfers win individual titles. Tyler Torano has won a pair this season.
Campbell finished the three rounds with an even-par 216, winning the title by a single stroke over Long Beach State's Daniel Chien. As a team, the Lions finished in sixth place after a final round 304, six stories better than UC Santa Barbara and one behind Sacramento State for fifth.
Rounding out the Lions' scoring on Tuesday was senior Bryan Bergna with a 225, Torano with a 237, Eduardo Chavez with a 241 and Boris Stantchev with a 78. Freshman Chase Nicolai played as an individual and finished with a 240.
Up next for the Lions is the 2013 West Coast Conference Championships in Bremerton, Wash., Apr. 15-17.