Kingsmen Conclude Cougar Invitational

CLU golfers round out first tournament of spring

Senior Okkar Oo (L) and freshman Matt Kemps (R) paced the Kingsmen on day one and two of the CSUSM Cougar Invitational, respectively.

Photo: Tracy Maple

VISTA, Calif. – The five Cal Lutheran golfers playing in the 2014 Cal State San Marcos Cougar Invitational at Shadowridge Country Club concluded the second and final day of the three round tournament by shooting a 318, three strokes better than their first round total. 

Leading the way was freshman Matt Kemps who shot a tournament low 76 en route to a 234 (+18) total to move up six spots and share a tie for 30th in a field of 68. He finished with eight birdies to tie with teammate Okkar Oo. Oo was one shot back with a tournament total of 235 (+19) after using 79 swings in his final round.

Bobby Griffin, who tallied 33 pars over the 54 holes was consistent, recording scores of 80 in each round to finish 24-over at 240.

The final day also saw both Austin Martinez and Matt Corcoran shoot tournament low rounds with an 83 and 85, respectively. Martinez finished with a 256 (+40) and Corcoran ended at 260 (+44).

CLU did not compete as a team this weekend, but many programs did with Texas Wesleyan earning the team title after combining for a 54-hole total of 874 (+10). Winning the individual championship was Pedro Oveido from Holy Names University. Oveido moved up two positions, starting the day in third, to take the top spot with a combined 215 (-1) as the only golfer under par for the event. His final two rounds were 71s.  

Cal Lutheran golfers will be back on the course the weekend of Feb. 15-16 when both the Kingsmen and Regals face off with the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) teams at the SCIAC No. 1 hosted at the Sierra Lakes Golf Course in Fontana, Calif. Tee times will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Results: CLU 965 (+101)
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