FRESNO, Calif. – On a tough final day of competition, the Loyola Marymount men’s golf team slid into sixth place to close out Fresno State’s Nick Watney Invitational. Individually, Riley Elmes continued his strong play to finish four strokes off the winner and tie for third.
“Riley hung in there and gave himself a chance at the individual title,” said Head Coach Jason D’Amore. “The conditions were difficult today - there was some wind and the greens were firm and quick. Conditions aside, we need to become mentally stronger to compete on a day like this. We’ll be in contention again next weekend in Wyoming and hope to come away with the title this time.”
Elmes shot a 72-68-74—214 to finish even with BYU’s Patrick Fishburn (70-71-73—214). It was Fishburn’s Cougar teammate Peter Kuest who took the individual title and shooting 65-72-73—210, three strokes better than Henry Chung of USF’s 73-70-70—213.
Matthew Carrungay not only finished as the second best individual after shooting 73-73-75—221, but his 221 tied him for 23rd overall.
Collectively, the Lions shot 288-288-304—880 to take them to sixth place on the team leaderboard. BYU won the event, finishing at plus-13, 283-293-289—865.
Next on the schedule for LMU is the Wyoming Southern Dunes Invitational played in Maricopa, Ariz. on Oct. 14 and 15.
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