SCU Sophomore Rick Lamb Finishes Among Leaders at Barona

LAKESIDE, Calif. – Santa Clara University's Rick Lamb continued his outstanding play this spring, staying right around par, going 3-over for the tournament to finish in tie for 11th among a field of 100 players and 16 teams at the Barona Collegiate Cup hosted by San Diego State.

It was the fifth time in SCU's last six tournaments that Lamb, a sophomore from Sarasota, Florida, has placed among the top 15.

"Rick has really picked up where he left off this fall; he's been our steadiest player," said Santa Clara head coach Rob Miller. "He is playing with a lot of confidence and doing so many things well. Rick has become so mentally tough, improving his demeanor on the course. Everyone talks about playing one stroke at a time, but he is doing that, playing under control. He is an excellent ball striker and his short game continues to get better. The biggest improvement for him has been mentally and that is a product of how hard he has been working."

The Broncos also benefited from the return of junior all-conference player Cory Mehl, who was sensational Thursday morning at 4-under par and 68. Mehl finished 32nd overall. However, after coming in third as a team following the opening-round, Santa Clara fell seven spots during rounds two and three and placed tenth.

"Most of the scores went up this afternoon," said Miller about the rainy playing conditions in Lakeside. "We found out over the past week we don't play too well in poor weather. Oregon and down here, apparently it is not our specialty. Hopefully we will find good weather in Scottsdale and at the WCC Championships."

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
2 2 1 San Diego State 355 367 357 1079 -1
5 1 2 San Diego 363 349 374 1086 +6
T8 T6 3 St. Mary's (CA) 368 366 376 1110 +30
1 3 4 Nevada 353 372 386 1111 +31
4 T4 5 Arizona 361 371 381 1113 +33
T6 T4 6 UC Santa Barbara 367 365 387 1119 +39
T8 9 T7 UC Irvine 368 379 380 1127 +47
12 T13 T7 Colorado 370 384 373 1127 +47
11 T6 T7 New Mexico 369 365 393 1127 +47
3 8 10 Santa Clara 358 382 390 1130 +50
T6 T10 T11 Arkansas State 367 384 390 1141 +61
13 15 T11 Wyoming 372 383 386 1141 +61
14 T10 13 Loyola Marymount 373 378 399 1150 +70
T8 T10 14 Utah 368 383 401 1152 +72
16 16 15 Xavier 379 389 391 1159 +79
15 T13 16 Texas El Paso 376 378 411 1165 +85

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
10 Santa Clara 358 382 390 1130
T11 Rick Lamb (2) 73 72 74 219
T32 Cory Mehl (6) 68 80 77 225
T36 Scott Travers (1) 75 77 74 226
T44 Scott Lowe (4) 69 75 84 228
T59 Adam Ichikawa (IND) 78 77 76 231
T66 Bobby Monaco (3) 73 78 81 232
96 Scott Lamb (5) 78 82 84 244