Lions Post Best Start Since 2000
Men's golf makes big leap on final day to finish USF Olympic Intercollegiate in fourth place.
SAN FRANCISCO - LMU men's golf posted a final round 286 on Tuesday at the USF Olympic Intercollegiate, jumping seven spots in the standings to finish fourth overall in the 14-team field at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. It is the best finish to start the season since they placed fourth at the Yale Fall Intercollegiate on Sept. 18, 2000.
Pacing the way for the Lions was sophomore Riley Elmes, who finished second with a three-round total of 211. He finished one stroke behind TCU's Stefano Mazzoli (It was originally reported that Riley tied for the tournament title with a 70. The score was reported wrong through GolfStat, however, the official scorecards have Riley shooting a 71, not a 70 as reported by GolfStat.)
The Lions had the second best team score of the day, going two-over par as a team. LMU finished with a three-round 875,one stroke better than Notre Dame and UC Davis. TCU finished third with an 868, while Saint Mary's was second at 867 and BYU was the team winner at 859.
Elmes finished the day with an even par 71 to go with his career-best 66 in the second round.He led the field in pars with 40 and was top scorer on the par-3 holes, averaging 2.92. LMU led the entire field on the par-3 holes, averaging 3.13 as a group, combining for a plus-8.
Freshman Mason Glinski wrapped up an impressive opening tournament of his collegiate career, earning a top-10 finish with a three-round 216. He shot a final round 73, which included an eagle on the par-4 seventh hole. He finished in a tie for 10th in the field of 75 golfers.
Not to be outdone was fellow freshman Justin Egelske, who equalled Elmes for the best round of the day for the Lions with a 70. He moved up 19 spots on the day to finish in a tie for 33rd with a three-round score of 222. His final round included three birdies to finish one-under.
Junior Nick Jan was another who made a big move up the leader board, jumping 17 spots thanks to his final round 72. He finished with a three-round 226, good for a four-way tie at 42nd.
Rounding out the Lions scoring was Billy Pollock, who moved up nine spots on the day with a final round 73. He finished tied for 62nd with a three-round 233.
Up next for the Lions is the Nick Watney Invitational hosted by Fresno State. It will be Oct. 3-4, 2016 at San Joaquin Country Club in Fresno.
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