April 10, 2001

Men's Golf Improves Two Places at Thunderbird Invitational

April 10, 2001

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The Santa Clara's men's golf team improved two places in the standings after carding a final-round 299 this afternoon despite windy and rainy conditions and tied for seventh place at the Grand Canyon University/Thunderbird Invitational. The event was hosted at the Palm Valley Golf Club, a par-72 layout measuring 7,015 yards.

The Broncos opened the tournament yesterday morning with a 302 and improved that mark by 10 strokes during Monday afternoon's second round to sit in ninth place heading into today's competition. The team tied with Cal State Northridge at 893, 29 strokes over par. All five Broncos scored rounds in the 70s, led by senior Drew Corwin's 74. His three-round total 220 placed him in a tie for 11th place. Junior Sandy Horacek also carded a 74 this afternoon and totaled 223 strokes over the two days to tie for 21st place.

Mark Lawless of Cal State Stanislaus fired a final-round four-under par 68 to finish at 10 under for the tournament, and took individual medalist honors. His team placed second, seven strokes behind team champion and host Grand Canyon. The Antelopes finished with a four-over 868.

The Broncos return to action next week at the West Coast Conference Championships. The event will take place April 16-17 at the Windsor Golf Club in Santa Rosa, Calif.

GCU/Thunderbird Invitational
Goodyear, Ariz.
Final Results -- April 10

1. Grand Canyon 289-274-305--868
2. CS Stanislaus 291-288-296--875
3. San Diego 286-298-294--878
4. Utah 290-293-296--879
5. Weber State 283-292-307--882
6. Central Oklahoma 289-286-309--884
7. CS Northridge 295-291-307--893
Santa Clara 302-292-299--893
9. Loyola Marymount 294-298-312--904
10. Point Loma Nazarene 301-299-306--906
11. Portland State 301-295-314--910
12. Portland 303-302-306--911
13. Eastern Washington 308-302-306--916
14. Idaho State 305-304-310--919
15. Utah State 305-297-322--924
16. UC San Diego 309-305-311--925
17. Southern Utah 303-310-316--929
18. CS Monterey Bay 314-298-322--934

Santa Clara Scores
T11. Drew Corwin 69-77-74--220
T21. Sandy Horacek 75-74-74--223
T37. Justin Ahasic 77-71-78--226
T40. Tony Okano 81-70-76--227
T66. Joe Wagner 81-78-75--234