HEMET, Calif. --- With just one tournament under its belt, California Baptist University has already topped its best finish from a year ago with a second place finish at the California State Intercollegiate.
In windy conditions on day two, the Lancers shot 302 to finish at 872 (283-287-302), just three strokes behind Cal State San Marcos (869).
The 872 posted by the Lancers matches the program record, shot two other times in CBU history, the last being in 2009 at the Holy Names Invitational.
"I'm proud of the guys for finishing second," said Head Coach Lane Pace. "Of course we would have liked to win, but that's something we just have to learn how to do. The guys are playing good golf right now, they just have to figure out how to finish a tournament and I'm confident we can make some noise in this conference."
Fredrik Hansson finished second individually with a 210 (68-66-76) to lead the Lancers. Hansson's second is the third such individual finish in program history. Leonard Rooney also made it into the Top 5, shooting 215 (74-69-72) to finish in a tie for fourth.
"It really started at the end of last year when we made a run at the NAIA Qualifier," said Pace. "I feel like we got some confidence from that and have carried it into this season. Now we just keep working and the wins will come."
It was the eighth second place finish in program history for the Lancers. CBU's opening round 283 was also the second lowest team 18-hole score in its history.
CBU travels to Arizona for the Grand Canyon Fall Intercollegiate next week (Oct. 3-4) and then will compete in the CMS Coed Invitational Oct. 17-18.