November 9, 2005

Men's Golf Brings Successful Fall Season to Close

Nov. 9, 2005

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Santa Clara men's golf team brought their most successful Fall season ever to a close Wednesday with a fifth-place finish in a 19-team field at the University of Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate at Kaneohe Klipper GC. Today's finish gives the Broncos two tournament titles, a runner-up finish and a Top-Five finish in four events.

Tim Lynch again led the way for the Bronco quintet as he shot a 75 for the day to finish the tournament with a three-round score of 222, eight strokes back of the title-winning total of 214 put up by four competitors.

John Colyar and Michael Nicoletti each carded a 77 Wednesday to finish with final scores of 223 and 225, respectively. Eric Lillibridge shot 76 in his final round of the fall while Jong Yoon turned in a 79.

With Wednesday's final round, the Broncos wrap up a spectacular Fall season that included two come-from-behind title wins, one at the Purple & Red Invitational in Utah and the second at the Bronco Fall Invitational in Idaho. Additionally, the Broncos cracked Golf Week's national Top-50 rankings for the first time in program history, currently standing at No. 37.

"Our guys were disappointed they weren't able to knock off any teams ahead of them, but we beat the teams we should have beaten," said head coach Rob Miller after today's final round. "Basically we maintained position and now we are looking forward to the spring to try to continue to improve our ranking. Today the guys played well and played up to the level that they've been playing and its just a matter of getting to the next level."

The Broncos will take the next three months off from competition before returning for the Spring season as they travel to Houston for the Rice Intercollegiate from Feb. 6-7.

Final Results
1 New Mexico State U. - 283 287 301 871 +7
2 UNLV - 286 288 298 872 +8
3 San Diego State U. - 292 293 291 876 +12
4 Baylor University - 290 289 300 879 +15
5 Santa Clara Univ. - 297 292 305 894 +30
6 Cal Poly - 305 292 298 895 +31
St. Mary's (CA) - 300 298 297 895 +31
8 Drake University - 305 295 298 898 +34
9 Wyoming, U. of - 306 299 304 909 +45
10 Hawaii, Univ. of - 293 300 320 913 +49
Central Oklahoma - 304 300 309 913 +49
12 Weber State Univ. - 309 302 303 914 +50
13 Louisiana Tech Univ. - 297 317 307 921 +57
14 San Francisco, U. of - 312 305 308 925 +61
15 Air Force Academy - 311 313 303 927 +63
16 Loyola Marymount U. - 318 304 307 929 +65
17 UC - Riverside - 309 312 317 938 +74
18 Hartford, U. of - 312 312 323 947 +83
19 Osaka Gakuin - 319 312 333 964 +100