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Lions in Contention Again

Oct. 22, 2007

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Somis, CA (Oct. 22) - Thanks to the Santa Ana winds and the California wild fires, conditions during the first round of the ClubGlove Intercollegiate were anything but desirable. However, Loyola Marymount was able to overcome the tough conditions to sit just four strokes out of the lead after the first day of play on Monday.

With the conditions, play was slow and scores high for the 12-team field at the Saticoy Country Club. No player is under par for the tournament and two players did not finish the 18th hole and final scores will be posted prior to the final round on Tuesday. On the day the average score was a 79.84.

Regardless, the Lions did finish and are just eight strokes out of first place with a two round score of 614. They trail host and 26th-ranked Pepperdine, who posted a 606. Rounding out the top-five is Georgia State in third with a 615, 11th-ranked Lamar in fourth at 622 and 46th-ranked Louisian State in fifth at 626.

Leading the way for the Lions is senior Jason D'Amore. The fourth-year Lion is in second place in the 62-man field with a four-over 148. He is three strokes behind the ninth-ranked player in the nation, Georgia State's Joel Sjoholm.

Also in the top-five for the Lions is junior Brian Locke, who is tied for fifth with an eight-over par 152. Rounding out the Lions' five is junior Bryan Martin in a tie for 14th with a 156, freshman John Lim in a tie for 21st with a 158 and junior Greg Moss in a tie for 49th with a 165.