Broncos Finish Fourth in Newport Beach, Travers Places 9th

IRVINE, Calif. – Santa Clara University's men's golf team out played both West Coast Conference opponents at the UC Irvine Invitational in Newport Beach and finished fourth in the tournament's 11-team field. Senior Scott Travers finished ninth individually, going 3-over par in the 54-hole event and true freshman Bobby Monaco's score of 6-over was good for 15th.

"We had a rough back nine today as a group," said Santa Clara head coach Rob Miller. "Rick (Lamb) had a good day, a 71 was a good score out there. His first round, which got thrown out, would have helped us. It was good to see him bounce back from that mental error. Another top 10 finish for Scott (Travers) was a positive. A couple of freshmen for us played well also."

Lamb accidently signed an incorrect scorecard after first round play Monday. Even though his overall score was correct, a hole-by-hole discrepancy forced him out of the individual chase. His overall score would have put the Broncos into the top 3.

The Broncos were nine shots out of first place entering final-round play Tuesday, trailing eventual tournament champions Arizona. SCU finished behind host UC Irvine and Cal Poly also, however the Broncos picked up team wins over league opponents St. Mary's and LMU.

"We are coming into the heart of the season, starting the spring schedule, so we will kick it in gear," added Miller. "We are defending champs at the Desert Intercollegiate, our next stop, so that should be a fun trip for us in a couple weeks."

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1 Arizona, U. of 285 292 295 872
2 UC Irvine 292 293 291 876
3 Cal Poly 297 293 296 886
4 Santa Clara Univ. 294 292 302 888
5 UC Santa Barbara 293 298 300 891
6 Saint Mary's (CA) 295 300 299 894
7 Sacramento State 294 295 306 895
8 Loyola Marymount U. 292 307 301 900
9 UC Riverside 306 298 299 903
10 CSU-Northridge 302 290 312 904
11 CSU-Fullerton 304 295 308 907

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
** 1 Bryan Harris UC-Irvine 69 75 67 211
2 Nick Delio CSUN 71 67 73 211
3 Geoff Gonzalez Cal Poly 69 72 71 212
4 *Sam Smith USC 71 73 70 214
Cameron Rappleye Sac State 72 70 72 214
Jonathan Khan Arizona 70 72 72 214
7 Tarquin Macmanus Arizona 72 75 68 215
8 Tyler Torano Loyola-Mar 68 77 73 218
9 Scott Travers SantaClara 71 70 78 219
10 Seong Kim UC-Rvrside 74 72 74 220
Dakota Duerr Fullerton 79 73 68 220

4 Santa Clara Univ. 294 292 302 888
9 Scott Travers 71 70 78 219
T 15 Bobby Monaco 72 75 75 222
T 40 Scott Lowe 76 75 78 229
T 44 Cory Mehl 75 73 83 231
* T 48 John Callahan 73 80 79 232
DQ Rick Lamb DQ 74 71

*played as an individual
**won in a playoff