PRIMM VALLEY, Calif. --- The California Baptist University Spring Break Collegiate teed off Monday, and the starts for both the Lancer men and women left something to be desired.
With each team facing fields full of ranked teams, the top-ranked CBU women finished their first 18 holes in fifth place and after 36 holes the No. 25-ranked Lancer men sit in eighth.
Playing two rounds on the opening day, the CBU men had a chance to make up for a first round 311, by shooting 295 in the second round. CBU’s second-round score was the third best of the round.
The Lancers’ late charge was led by Fredrik Hansson, who shot 72, and Chris Rabbich, who shot 73. CBU also got 75’s from Leonard Rooney and Micah Machado.
Overall, Rabbich leads the team with a 148 (75-73) and sits in a tie for ninth individually. Hannson is right behind with a 149 (77-72) and is tied for 11th. Rooney shot 153 (78-75), Machado shot 156 (81-75) and Tim Tait shot 170 (87-83).
No. 2 Oklahoma City leads the strong field, shooting a 583 (292-291) to hold a seven stroke lead over Grand View (590). No. 7 Southern Nazarene’s Johan Andersson leads the field individually after shooting 137 (68-69).
The Lancer women got no such shot to improve their standing after shooting a 326 in the first round.
Adriana Niclotti was the only Lancer in the 70’s, opening the tournament with a 79. Kirsten Keyser shot 81, Nathalie Silva shot 82, Samantha Katz shot 84 and Sara Koizumi rounded out CBU’s scores with an 87.
The Lancers are a daunting 25 strokes out of the lead, trailing No. 8 British Columbia’s 301. No. 3 Oklahoma City shot 308 and Wayland Baptist shot 312. CBU is four strokes behind fourth-place No. 6 Victoria.
Wayland Baptist’s Allie Miles leads the women’s individual field after shooting 71.
Both the men and women have 18 holes left to play tomorrow.