Low Scores Dominate Day One

Tyler Torano

Oct. 17, 2011

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SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Low scores dominated the opening day of the 2011 Bill Cullum Invitational and it has the LMU men's golf team in striking distance after two rounds on Monday at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley.

The Lions are in a tie for sixth place with Cal Poly, posting rounds of 286 and 292 to sit at 578 entering Tuesday's final round. The Lions are just one stroke behind UC Santa Barbara for fifth and 11 strokes behind leader Long Beach State. Denver, Arizona State and Sacramento State sit in spots two through four.

Pacing the Lions is sophomore Tyler Torano, who shot rounds of 70 and 69 to sit in second place with a three-under 139. Torano is just one stroke behind leader C.J. Kim of Denver.

Senior Jake Sarnoff is in a tie for 14th after rounds of 73 and 70 have him at a one-under 143.

Eduardo Chavez, Bryan Bergna and Boris Stantchev round out the Lions five member team scores. Chavez, who had two eagles in an opening round 70, sits in a tie for 32nd out of 86 players with a 147. Bergna is just two strokes behind at 149, good for a tie at 39th. Stantchev posted a 161.

The Lions entered their entire roster into this year's tournament, as Kyle Berka, Spencer Rowley, Tyler Little and Andrew Waldron played two rounds Monday. Berka posted a 74 in the first round and is in a tie forr 6th with a 154. Rowley, Little and Waldron posted rounds of 157, 163 and 166, respectively.

The final round begins at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday.





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