Santa Clara Completes Day One at Minnesota's Gopher Invite

Santa Clara Completes Day One at Minnesota's Gopher Invite

WAYZATA, Minn. - The Santa Clara University men's golf team struggled on the opening day of the Gopher Invitational at Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, Minnesota. All-West Coast Conference senior Cory Mehl shot rounds of 75 and 79 to tie for 48th as the top SCU finisher heading into final round play Monday.

The Broncos sit in 14th as a team in the 14-school event. SCU is playing with a pair of true freshmen, Brett Komoto and Colin Gunstream as well as returners Ronnald Monaco (pictured) and Bobby Monaco (no relation).

Notre Dame and Arkansas lead the event and are separated by just four shots. For complete results from rounds one and two click here.

14 Santa Clara 316 328 644
T48 Cory Mehl (1) 75 79 154
67 Ronnald Monaco (2) 84 79 163
T68 Brett Komoto (4) 80 84 164
72 Colin Gunstream (5) 80 86 166
73 Bobby Monaco (3) 81 87 168

Gopher Invitational
Dates: Sunday, Sept., 11 and Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Host: University of Minnesota Field (14 teams): University of Iowa (13), University of Arkansas (16), Kent State University (31), Liberty University (34), University of North Texas (45), University of Notre Dame (48), Southern Methodist University (51), UNC Charlotte (59), Penn State University (74), Lamar University (72), Santa Clara University (99), University of Houston (104), University of Wisconsin (183)
Details: Three rounds over two days. The first and second rounds will be played consecutively on Sunday, beginning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. (CT). Tee times for Monday's final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. (CT).
Course: Spring Hill Golf Club, Wayzata, Minn. (Par 72, 7,020 yards) The course rating is 74.3 and it has a slope rating of 150 on Bent grass, designed by Thomas Fazio.
Course Phone Number: (952) 473-1500
Course Address: 725 County Road 6, Wayzata, MN 55391
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