March 8, 2011

Santa Clara Wins Del Walker Classic in Long Beach!

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Rick Lamb played the final 10 holes 3-under par to place second overall and Scott Travers birdied five of six midway through Tuesday's final round as Santa Clara University claimed the team title at the 15th Annual Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic, hosted by Long Beach State.

Santa Clara's five counting golfers were a combined 5-under par on the back nine down the stretch, out-playing a field of 10 teams to win for the first time since capturing the Desert Intercollegiate in October of 2009.

"This was truly a team effort, which is usually the case in a win, but the individual achievements are noteworthy," said SCU head coach Rob Miller. "The six-count-five format tested the depth of the team and gave our young players a chance to shine."

Lamb posted consecutive rounds of 71 Monday, then finished with a 3-under par 67 Tuesday, including paring the final two holes to secure the team victory by just one shot over host Long Beach State. Lamb's twin brother Scott Lamb, fired a final-round 69 and true freshman Scott Lowe closed the tournament with a 71. 

"This was a big step for the team and a much needed confidence builder going into our two upcoming events over the spring break," added Miller.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1 Santa Clara 360 366 350 1076 +26
2 Long Beach State 356 372 349 1077 +27
T3 CSU Fullerton 370 369 352 1091 +41
T3 Weber State 352 372 367 1091 +41
5 CSU Northridge 363 371 358 1092 +42
6 Wichita State 360 372 362 1094 +44
7 Louisiana-Monroe 365 376 356 1097 +47
8 Washington State 362 368 377 1107 +57
9 Northern Colorado 364 387 378 1129 +79
10 UC Riverside 377 384 382 1143 +93

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD

1 Gregor Main * UCLA 66 71 66 203 -7
2 Rick Lamb Santa Clara 71 71 67 209 -1
T3 Nick Delio CSU Northridge 71 73 68 212 +2
T3 Matt Siporin CSU Northridge 71 72 69 212 +2
T3 Gustaf Kocken Louisiana-Monroe 70 76 66 212 +2
T6 Kevin Fitzgerald UC Riverside 75 71 67 213 +3
T6 Benjamin Lein Long Beach State 70 75 68 213 +3
T6 Kevin Roy Long Beach State 69 74 70 213 +3
T9 Philip Chian Long Beach State 73 73 69 215 +5
T9 Raymond Ho Long Beach State 71 75 69 215 +5

SANTA CLARA RESULTS

1 Santa Clara 360 366 350 1076
2 Rick Lamb (2) 71 71 67 209
T11 Scott Travers (1) 74 72 70 216
T17 Scott Lowe (3) 71 75 71 217
T27 Scott Lamb (6) 72 79 69 220
T34 Bobby Monaco (4) 74 74 73 221
T39 Adam Ichikawa (5) 72 74 77 223