Yoon Leads Men's Golf to Top-Five Finish

Nov. 3, 2004

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KAHUKU, Hawaii-- The Santa Clara University men's golf team moved up one spot on the final day of action to tie for fifth place at the UH/Turtle Bay Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Hawaii at the Links at Turtle Bay Resort on the island of Oahu. Sophomore Jong Yoon of San Ramon, Calif., tied for fourth individually to lead the Broncos.

Yoon carded a 73 to finish with a three-day total of 213, three strokes under par. He was one of only seven competitors to notch an under-par total. Junior Michael Nicoletti joined his teammate in the top 25, after he tied for 22nd with a 220, just four strokes over par.

John Colyar tied for 26th, one stroke behind Nicoletti, and Jonathan Edwards tied for 43rd with a 224. Kellen Moss tied for 92nd with a 236 to round out the Bronco scorecards.

As a team, Santa Clara carded a 300 in today's round, which was played on the par-72, 6,535-yard Arnold Palmer Course. Combined with Monday's 299, and yesterday's 279, the Broncos have a three-day total of 878, 14 strokes over par.

Host Hawaii overcame a three-stroke deficit in the final day of action to win the team competition by three strokes, posting a two-under 862. UNLV was second at one-over, and UC Riverside remained in third, at two-over. West Coast Conference opponent San Diego placed fourth at 12-over, and the Broncos tied with Central Oklahoma to round out the top five.

Santa Clara will compete in its fifth and final fall tournament next week, with participation in the Bill Cullum/Countrywide Intercollegiate, hosted at the Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif.