Men's Golf

Youth Leads Lions In First Two Rounds

Jake Sarnoff
Jake Sarnoff

Sept. 14, 2009

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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.

Junior John Lim sits in a tie for 53rd with a 154 and senior Blake Nicolai sits in 69th with a 161. The final round begins Tuesday morning at the par-72, 7,308-yard Palouse Golf Club.




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