October 4, 2011

Bronco Men's Golfers Gain More Experience, Prep for Cabo San Lucas

STATELINE, Calif. – The Santa Clara University men's golf team shot a solid second-round 299 at the University of Nevada's 2011 Wolf Pack Classic in Tahoe but ended up finishing 12th overall as a team.

"This was a pretty good field, but I wish we would have played a bit better," said Santa Clara head coach Rob Miller, who has three underclassmen in his top five this season. "Freshman Colin Gunstream had a nice finish and Scott Lowe was able to knock off some rust after a month off. We have finally gotten everyone healthy and are seeing some of the younger guys get more comfortable out there. It is going to be a growth process this year but I think we will get much better by the end of the season."

Santa Clara saw Lowe, a sophomore from Calgary, Alberta, shoot a team-best 73-78-78, while classmate Bobby Monaco posted rounds of 77-76-78. Gunstream rebounded from a disappointing first round to finish alongside Monaco in a tie for 49th.

"We have almost three weeks to prepare for Cabo and I know our guys are excited for that tournament," added Miller, who will take the Broncos down to Cabo San Lucas for an event co-hosted by SCU Oct. 27-29.

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
12 Santa Clara Univ. 307 299 308 914
T 40 Scott Lowe 73 78 78 229
T 49 Bobby Monaco 77 76 78 231
T 49 Colin Gunstream 80 75 76 231
T 56 Cory Mehl 77 79 76 232
T 67 Ronnald Monaco 82 70 83 235

FINAL TEAM RESULTS

1 San Jose State 295 300 286 881 +17
2 Nevada, Univ. of 282 303 301 886 +22
3 Loyola Marymount U. 297 295 299 891 +27
4 Sacramento State 299 297 296 892 +28
5 San Diego, U. of 308 298 287 893 +29
6 Denver, U. of 301 296 300 897 +33
7 Saint Mary's (CA) 304 302 295 901 +37
8 Wyoming, U. of 297 302 306 905 +41
9 UC Santa Barbara 295 303 310 908 +44
10 Washington State U. 299 317 293 909 +45
11 Fresno State 308 298 304 910 +46
12 Santa Clara Univ. 307 299 308 914 +50
13 Hawaii, Univ. of 319 297 301 917 +53
14 Texas El Paso, U. of 320 322 303 945 +81