October 9, 2006

Santa Clara Heads Into Final Round Of Alister MacKenzie Invitational Tied For 8th

Oct. 9, 2006

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FAIRFAX, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's golf team began their second tournament of the season Monday at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational at the Meadow Club in Fairfax. Through the first two rounds of play, Santa Clara is tied for 8th place at even par.

Junior Blair Myers led the team on the first day, and finished tied for fifth place (-5) with an opening round of even par 71 and an even stronger bogey-free second round of 66. Senior Jong Yoon was not far behind, and hung in to finish with rounds of 75 and 68.

The story of the day, though, was the missed opportunities. The team carded very respectable first rounds, and started their second rounds even stronger. At one point, the team was at -15. Junior Kellen Moss was at -5 through the first nine holes of his second round, and freshman Jimmy Cacho was at -3 with only three holes to go. Senior Jong Yoon was only inches away from a hole in one on the par 3 17th. Those stats aside, as the end of round two drew near, things went down hill. Double, triple and quadruple bogeys turned what might have been the best rounds of the day into just average rounds.

Tournament host Cal is at the top of the scoreboard at -25, and has really taken advantage of playing, and even more importantly putting, on their home course. Santa Clara isn't exactly out of the running, though, as they are only eight strokes out of third place, behind San Jose State who sits at -15. The final round begins Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Name Round 1 Round 2
Blair Myers 71 66
Jong Yoon 75 68
Jimmy Cacho 72 72
Kellen Moss 72 74
Scott Travers 73 75

 

Fin. Teams Scores
1 California 268 275 543
2 San Jose State 278 275 553
3 Penn State 287 274 561
Oregon State 284 277 561
5 Washington State 286 278 564
Fresno State 278 286 564
7 Oregon 290 276 566
8 UC Davis 290 278 568
Santa Clara 288 280 568
10 Kansas State 282 287 569
11 UC Irvine 293 277 570
12 St. Mary's (CA) 289 283 572
Long Beach State 286 286 572
14 San Francisco 292 281 573
15 Cal Poly 288 289 577

 


Meadow Club, Fairfax, Calif.: Par 71