April 9, 2001

Men's Golf Sits in Ninth at Thunderbird Invite

April 9, 2001

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - After carding a first-round 302 at the Grand Canyon University/Thunderbird Invitational this morning, Santa Clara's men's golf team improved that mark by 10 strokes in the second round and currently sits in ninth place. The event is being hosted at the Palm Valley Golf Club, a par-72 course totaling 7,015 yards.

Host Grand Canyon leads all squads with a 13-under-par 563. Central Oklahoma and Weber State were the only other teams to card totals under par, and both sit tied for second place with one-under 575s. Santa Clara is in ninth with a 594, just two strokes behind West Coast Conference rival Loyola Marymount and 11 ahead of its other league competition, Portland.

Antelope seniors Jon Davis and Andy Davis (no relation) share the overnight lead with eight-under 136s, two shots better than Mark Lawless of Cal State Stanislaus. Santa Clara is led by senior Drew Corwin, who registered a career-low 69 in the first round and is currently tied for 22nd place at a two-over 146. Sophomore Justin Ahasic is just two strokes behind his Bronco teammate, while junior Sandy Horacek carded rounds of 75 and 74, good for a share of 40th place.

The Broncos conclude action at the Grand Canyon Invitational tomorrow morning at Palm Valley. Tee times begin at 7 a.m.

GCU/Thunderbird Invitational
Goodyear, Ariz.
Second Round Results -- April 9

1. Grand Canyon 289-274--563
2. Central Oklahoma 289-286--575 Weber State 283-292--575
4. CS Stanislaus 291-288--579
5. Utah 290-293--583
6. San Diego 286-298--584
7. CS Northridge 295-291--586
8. Loyola Marymount 294-298--592
9. Santa Clara 302-292--594
10. Portland State 301-295--596
11. Point Loma Nazarene 301-299--600
12. Utah State 305-297--602
13. Portland 303-302--605
14. Idaho State 305-304--609
15. Eastern Washington 308-302--610
16. CS Monterey Bay 314-298--612
17. Southern Utah 303-310--613
18. UC San Diego 309-305--614

Santa Clara Scores
T22. Drew Corwin 69-77--146
T36. Justin Ahasic 77-71--148
T40. Sandy Horacek 75-74--149
T49. Tony Okano 81-70--151
T78. Joe Wagner 81-78--159