Several Men’s Golfers Busy in Holiday Season Tournaments

Dec. 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Despite NCAA competition on break, several golfers from Loyola Marymount are competing in amateur tournaments across the nation. Nick Jan, Matt Carungay, Riley Elmes, and signee Raymond Navis are competing this winter.


Nick JanDixie Amateur


Jan shot an 8-over 75-75-74—224 with final standings wrapping up by the end of Friday. 

The Dixie Amateur was first played in 1924. The Dixie Amateur was acquired in 2011 by ClubLink, which also owns Heron Bay, Palm-Aire, and Woodlands Country Club. It is a 72 hole stroke play with a 36 hole cut down to 72 players and ties.


Matthew Carungay and Raymond Navis – Agave Amateur


Carungay shot a 76 to open the tournament, tying him for 59th overall.

Navis sits in fifth after his opening round of 67 and is two strokes off the lead.

The 2017 Agave Amateur is held December 19-22 at Shadow Hills Golf Club near Palm Desert, California. The Agave Amateur will be a Scratch Players and World Amateur Golf Rankings event and we are proud to be sponsored by Under Armour.  The Agave will be 54-holes with no cut (weather permitting). The Agave is an established national golf championship event per NCAA rules.




Riley ElmesSouth Beach International Amateur


Elmes sits in the top five after two rounds of the South Beach International Amateur after opening with an 8-under 65-68—133. 

The world's 5th ranked amateur golf tournament is held Dec. 19-22 in Miami Beach, Florida. The SBIA field of 210 players includes 170 “Top 1,000” players and 15 “Top 100” ranked players in the world. Two new countries Morocco and Kazakhstan sent representative for the first time to the SBIA. It is the first time the Moroccan Federation has sent its players to a Major championship in the United States. Overall this year’s field features 101 international players from 30 countries, making the SBIA the second largest international tournament in the world, only to be exceeded by the British Amateur.


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