November 2, 2010

Lamb Continues to Challenge at the Pacific Invite in Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. – Santa Clara University sophomore Rick Lamb remains the hunt for the tournament title at Brookside Country Club through two rounds of the 2010 Pacific Invitational. Lamb – the reigning West Coast Conference 'Freshman of the Year' – is tied for third after posting a 1-under par 70 on Tuesday.

For complete results and live scoring click here, or visit golfstat.com. The three-day tournament will conclude on Wednesday.

Lamb tied for third at last year's Turtle Bay Resort College Invitational in Hawaii, his best finish to date as a college player. Lamb posted an opening-round 66 Monday in Stockton and is 6-under par for the tournament.

"Rick (Lamb) is avoiding the big number. He played without a double-bogey today," said Santa Clara head coach Rob Miller Tuesday. "Rick was playing at this level last season before getting injured. This is how he expects to play and if he stays healthy I think you will see him challenging for wins in the spring."

Santa Clara is tied for seventh as a team, with Cory Mehl posting an even-par 71 Tuesday to move into the tournament's top 25. Scott Travers is tied for 42nd and true freshman Bobby Monaco tied for 44th.

"We can move up tomorrow, it's doable," added Miller. "There are a bunch of teams jumbled up in the middle of this thing. A real good round tomorrow can get us into the top three or four."

The top-ranked teams at the event are No. 36 Oregon State and No. 39 Charlotte. The host University of the Pacific Tigers are the top team through two rounds, with Tiger' T.J. Bordeaux shooting a 10-under 61 to pace the 58-player field.

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
T7 Santa Clara Univ. 288 287 575
T3 Rick Lamb (3) 66 70 136
T25 Cory Mehl (2) 73 71 144
T42 Scott Travers (1) 75 72 147
T44 Bobby Monaco (5) 74 74 148
T55 Ronnald Monaco (4) 76 77 153