October 27, 2011

SCU Golfers Impressive During Day One of Cabo Collegiate

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mex. – Santa Clara University's men's golf team surged into the top tier of the Cabo Collegiate following Round One action Thursday morning in Baja. Bronco sophomore Scott Lowe shot an even-par 71 to push SCU into a tie for fourth overall in a strong, 12-team, national field.

"Even though we are hosting this tournament it's not like we have any advantage; this is the first time everyone here is playing the course," said Santa Clara head coach Rob Miller, who moved the second-year event to the Nicklaus designed Club Compestre Golf Course this season.

Lowe's even-par 71 was good for eighth among a 65-man field. All four of Santa Clara's scoring players were among the top 25, including freshman Colin Gunstream and senior Ronnald Monaco, who posted rounds of 3-over 74.

"It was pretty windy out here, so I'm really happy with the end results today," said Miller. "This was Scott (Lowe's) best round of the year and Colin has really emerged as a good player for us as a true freshman."

The tournament, which includes eight teams ranked among the nation's top 100, continues with single rounds on both Friday and Saturday.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1 Arkansas 281 281 -3
2 St. Mary's (CA) 292 292 +8
3 Southeastern Louisiana 293 293 +9
T4 Santa Clara 294 294 +10
T4 Loyola Marymount 294 294 +10
T6 San Francisco 295 295 +11
T6 Tennessee 295 295 +11
8 Lamar 300 300 +16
9 UC Irvine 301 301 +17
10 Arkansas-Little Rock 302 302 +18
11 Gonzaga 310 310 +26
12 Cincinnati 312 312 +28

PLAYER LEADERBOARD
T1 Sebastian Cappelen Arkansas 68 68 -3
T1 Ji Hwan Park San Francisco 68 68 -3
T1 Tyler Torano Loyola Marymount 68 68 -3
4 Jake Sarnoff Loyola Marymount 69 69 -2
T5 Josh Eure Arkansas 70 70 -1
T5 Mac McClung St. Mary's (CA) 70 70 -1
T5 Philipp Westermann Southeastern Louisiana 70 70 -1
T8 Austin Cook Arkansas 71 71 E
T8 Danny Keddie Tennessee 71 71 E
T8 Tor-Erik Knudson * Lamar 71 71 E
T8 Scott Lowe Santa Clara 71 71 E
T8 Taylor Travis San Francisco 71 71 E

SANTA CLARA RESULTS

T4 Santa Clara +10 294 294
T8 Scott Lowe E 71 71
T20 Colin Gunstream +3 74 74
T20 Ronnald Monaco +3 74 74
T25 Bobby Monaco +4 75 75
T33 Cory Mehl (IND) 76 76
65 Brett Komoto +14 85 85

Cabo Collegiate
Dates (Site): Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 27-29, 2011
(San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Mexico)
Hosts: Santa Clara University, University of Arkansas
Tournament Field (12 teams): University of Arkansas (9), University of Tennessee (44), St. Mary's College (48), University of San Francisco (53), Lamar University (63), University of Arkansas-Little Rock (78), Loyola Marymount University (86), Southeastern Louisiana (93), UC Irvine (156), Gonzaga University (182), Santa Clara University (214), University of Cincinnati (257)
Details: 54-hole event. All three days will begin with a shotgun start. 8:30 a.m. local start time on both Thursday and Friday. 8 a.m. start time on Saturday. The field will play one round of 18 holes on Thursday, another 18 holes Friday and one final round of 18 holes on Saturday.
Course: Club Compestre Golf Course
Yardage/Par: 6,962/71
Website: ClubCampestreSanJose.com
Course Number/Address: 1-877-795-8727
Km. 119 Libramiento Aeropuerto
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur C.P 23405
Results: GolfStat.com (following each round)

*Rankings by GolfWeek.com