Youth Leads Lions In First Two Rounds
Men's golf sits in fourth place, just seven strokes out of lead as three underclassmen pace Lions at Palouse Collegiate.
Sept. 14, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - The LMU men's golf team opened the 2009 season being paced by a trio of underclassmen who haven't been in college more than 14 months combined. And they rose to the occasion, as a sophomore and two freshmen sit in the top-11 of the Palouse Collegiate hosted by Washington State, putting the Lions in fourth place heading into Tuesday's final round.
Sophomore Jake Sarnoff sits in a tie for third after rounds of 71 and 70 to sit at a three-under 141. Freshmen Boris Stantchev and Bryan Bergna, who just enrolled in college two weeks ago, sit in a tie for eighth and a tie for 11th, respectively. Stantchev posted rounds of 72 and 73 for a one-over 145 while Bergna shot rounds of 72 and 74 for a 146.
The Lions trio of underclassmen have the Lions in fourth place with a two-round total of 586. They are one stroke behind Idaho, who is third with a 585. Sacramento State leads the 13-team field with a 579 while host Washington State sits in second with a 580.