Young SCU Men’s Golf Team Looks to Build Momentum in Tahoe
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara University men's golf team makes a trip to Lake Tahoe to compete in the University of Nevada's 2011 Wolf Pack Classic, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4.
"Our goal this fall is to get up to speed – we are playing with a lot of young players," said Santa Clara head coach Rob Miller. "We are really focused on getting guys playing time and getting them used to playing at this level, the freshmen, and the sophomores quite honestly."
Miller's 2011-12 team is led by All-West Coast Conference senior Cory Mehl and classmate Ronnald Monaco, but the Broncos must receive consistent scoring from its younger players as the season moves forward.
The Broncos – who are playing with three underclassmen - were limited to just 18 holes at the University of Washington's Kikkor Classic due to rain in the Seattle area last weekend.
"It was unfortunate to get rained out on the 36-hole day at the University of Washington last week because those are valuable experiences for the guys," said Miller. "One of our top players, Scott Lowe, is coming off Mononucleosis and is trying to shake off some rust in his game and we are really looking forward to getting him back out there into competition. Colin Gunstream and Brett Komoto, our two freshmen; we're trying to get competitive rounds in for them."
The Broncos are hoping for good weather in Tahoe, where only five of the team's six players will compete. All six players will make the trip to Cabo San Lucas the week of Oct. 24-31 to play in the Cabo Collegiate, an event co-hosted by SCU.
2011 Wolf Pack Classic
Dates: Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 and Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Host: University of Nevada
Field* (13 teams): San Jose State (12), Saint Mary's (29), San Diego (73), Loyola Marymount (80), Washington State (84), Denver (85), Fresno State (96), Nevada (110), Wyoming (114), Hawaii (143), Sacramento State (148), UTEP (187), Santa Clara (214)
Details: Practice rounds will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2 at Edgewood. The 54-hole tournament will commence on Monday, Oct. 3 with 36 holes of continuous play beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (Pacific). The final 18 holes will be played on Tuesday, again with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The teams will play with five players and count four scores per round.
Course: Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline, Calif. (Par 72, 7,445 yards)
Considered one of the most scenic courses in the world, the George Fazio design opened in 1968 and is rated by Golf Digest as one of "America's Top Golf Courses."
Course Phone Number: (775) 588-3566
Course Address: 192 Lake Pkwy, Stateline, CA 89449
Course Website: EdgewoodTahoe.com
Live Scoring: n/a