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Two Husky Rounds Has Lions Sixth

Sept. 25, 2006

  • LMU Opening Day Results

    Auburn, WA (Sept. 25) - The Loyola Marymount University men's golf team sits in sixth place after two rounds of the Opus NW Husky Invitational at Washington National Golf Course in Auburn, Wash. Sophomore Brian Locke is in a tie for fifth place overall after a two-under 142 heading into Tuesday's final round.

    The Lions posted rounds of 294 and 296 on Monday to go 14-over after two rounds. They are one stroke better than Washington State for sixth place. The west coast dominated field of nine schools features six teams who advanced to the NCAA tournament a year ago. The Lions are just six strokes back of a three-way tie for third place between Oregon State, UC Davis and Cal, all of which sit at 8-over. UCLA leads the field at nine-under.

    LMU opened the first round with a 294, thanks to Locke's season-best 69. He followed with a 73 in the second round for a two-round 142. He finished the day with eight birdies, five coming in his opening round. The par-4 seventh hole was kind to the 2006 All-American as he hit consecutive birdies.

    Following Locke is junior Jason D'Amore who recovered from a first-round 76 with the Lions' second-round low of 72. He is in a tie for 26th with a four-over 148. He also had eight birdies on the day, five in the second round and three in the first.

    Sophomore Louie Bergna continued his solid play with a first-round 72 and sits in a tie for 32nd with a two round 149. He offset his three first round bogies with three birdies.

    Fourth for the Lions was junior Josh Escobedo with a seven-over 151. He posted rounds of 77 and 74. Freshman Brandin Cohen had to withdraw from the tournament.

    The Lions will play the final round tomorrow morning.

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