March 24, 2011

SCU Golf Teams Closing in on WCC Championships

WCC Golf Release March 23 (PDF)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. –
Santa Clara University's golf teams are less than one month away from the West Coast Conference Championships, to be held at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister, April 18-19. Taking advantage of the University's Spring Break, the Bronco men are playing in two tournaments this week, competing at the Barona Collegiate Cup, Thursday and Friday, March 24-25.

Led by sixth-year head coach Rob Miller, the Bronco men are currently No. 87 in the latest national rankings by GolfWeek. After a disappointing tournament in Eugene earlier this week, look for Santa Clara to rebound at the Barona Collegiate Cup today and tomorrow.

Miller has welcomed back All-West Coast Conference junior Cory Mehl, who is playing in his first event of the spring season. Mehl, Scott Travers and Rick Lamb have proven to be three of the best golfers in the league.

Barona Collegiate Cup (M)

Dates:
Thursday, Mar., 24 and Friday, Mar. 25, 2011
Host:
San Diego State University
Field (16 teams):
San Diego State, Arizona, Arkansas State, Colorado, Loyola Marymount, Nevada, New Mexico, Saint Mary's, San Diego, Santa Clara, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, UTEP, Wyoming, Xavier
Details:
Six golfers per team; low five count toward team score every round; 54-hole tournament (36-holes Thursday, 18-holes Friday); Shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. (PDT) both days.
Last Year (March 25-26, 2010, at Barona Creek G.C.):     
Team champion – San Diego State – 1,072 (-8) – 1st of 16 teams
Medalist – John Chin, UC Irvine – 204 (-12) – 1st of 104 
Course:
Barona Creek Golf Club (Par 72, Yardage 7,374), Lakeside, Calif.
Golfweek 2010 Awards Barona Creek Golf Club:
#4 Best Course You Can Play in California
#5 Best Casino Course in the Country
#11 Best Tour Course in the Country 
Live Scoring:
GolfStat.com
Course Website:
Barona.com/golf

The Bronco women have climbed as high as No. 98 nationally this season under first-year head coach Krystal Kelly. After what will end up being nearly a month off, Santa Clara's women's team returns to competition in two weeks, Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5 at the University of Wyoming's Cowgirl Classic at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz.

As of March 14, the SCU women's team ranked third among all WCC schools in the national rankings, behind Pepperdine and Gonzaga.