FRESNO, Calif. – Loyola Marymount put together a pair of 288 rounds to land in a four-way tie for first after the first day of play at the Nick Watney Invitational.
LMU sat in a three-way tie for third after the opening round Monday, before jumping two positions to settle in to a tie for first at the end of the day. LMU and Saint Mary’s each shot 288-288—576 to stay even with one another and catch up with Utah (286-290—576) and BYU (283-293—576).
Through two rounds, the Lions have the second-most pars with 115 and third-most pars with 26.
Individually, Riley Elmes is one of just six players to shoot under par, with a second-round best three-under. His 72-68—140 is tied with Utah’s Blake Tomlinson (70-70—140) for second overall and only trails Peter Kuest (65-72—137) of BYU.
Justin Egelske (70-75—145) is tied for 15th after shooting LMU’s opening round low of 70.
Every Lion is in the top 30, as Mason Glinski is tied for 30th with his 75-73—148.
Competing as an individual, Matthew Carungay is tied for 20th after shooting a pair of 73 rounds for a 146 total on Monday.
The final round will be played Tuesday morning, with LMU’s five teeing off every 10 minutes beginning at 9:20 a.m.
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