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GCU'S Chanen Finishes Season at NCAA Regional

GCU'S Chanen Finishes Season at NCAA Regional

Courtesy GCU Media Relations

PULLMAN, Wash.Jake Chanen of the Grand Canyon men's golf team finished the NCAA Pullman Regional with a third round of 70 on Wednesday to tie for 47th place.

Chanen recorded four birdies and settled for an even-par round, giving the WAC champion a final score of 212 (2 over par) after three trips around the Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

Chanen followed former GCU standout and WAC champion Vinnie Murphy as the Lopes' second consecutive NCAA Regional participant. The Lopes have been NCAA postseason eligible in just those two seasons, following the transition to Division I.

No. 20 Texas A&M won the Pullman Regional with a total of 807 (33 under par). No. 32 BYU finished runner-up (31 under par), followed by No. 5 Oklahoma (30 under par) and No. 8 Georgia Tech (22 under par).

Medalist honors went to BYU's Rhett Rasmussen, who finished at 15 under par. The top individual not on the top-five squads was UC Santa Barbara's Zach Smith, who earned a NCAA Championships spot by finishing second overall at 13 under par.

Round 2 report

Chanen, the WAC Tournament medalist, had it going early at Palouse Ridge Golf Club with three birdies on the first 11 holes of the second round, but two tough finishing holes resulted in a drop to a tie for 49th place.

In the team competition, No. 20 Texas A&M leads with a total of 537 (23 under par). No. 5 Oklahoma is second with a 540 total, followed by No. 8 Georgia Tech (541) and No. 32 BYU (543).

Blaine Hale of Oklahoma leads for medalist honors through two rounds with a 130, a 10-under-par total.

Final-round action will take place on Wednesday morning in Pullman, Wash.

Round 1 report

Chanen fired a 1-over round of 71 in the NCAA Pullman Regional first round Monday at the home of the Washington State program and tied for 51st place.

Chanen recorded 15 pars, one birdie and two bogeys on the 7,232-yard layout.

In team competition, No. 20 Texas A&M led with a 269 total. No. 5 Oklahoma (270), No. 8 Georgia Tech (271), No. 32 BYU (272) and Michigan State (273) rounded out the top five.

For the individual lead, Chandler Phillips (Texas A&M), Garett Reband (Oklahoma) and Carson Lundell (BYU) each shot 64 (6 under par).