SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The 2013 West Coast Conference men's golf preseason poll and preseason all-conference team was released today and Santa Clara University junior Scott Lowe (Calgary, Alberta Canada / Edge School) has been chosen among the WCC's top players according to the league's coaches.
Lowe posted an SCU team-best scoring average of 71.6 during the 2012 fall season. One of just two upperclassmen on the Broncos' 2013 roster, Lowe qualified and made the cut at the Canadian Tour's 2011 ATB Financial Classic in his hometown of Calgary. He placed 13th overall at the OGIO-Santa Barbara Intercollegiate as a sophomore.
This fall, Lowe finished two tournaments under par, including a 3-under performance en route to tying for second among an 84-man field at the 2012 St. Mary's Invitational held at the Bayonet and Blackhorse Golf Courses just outside Monterey.
The team poll has Saint Mary's and the University of San Francisco selected to win the 2013 WCC championship. The Gaels received five out of a possible eight first-place votes, while the Dons received the other three first-place votes.
Saint Mary's led the way with three preseason All-WCC selections: senior Ben Geyer and Mac McClung along with sophomore Jonathan De Los Reyes. USF had two players voted to the preseason all-WCC team: senior Taylor Travis and sophomore Jobim Carlos.
BYU totaled 39 points in the coaches poll and were picked to finish third in the conference. BYU returns all-conference selections senior Zac Blair and junior Justin Keiley. The Cougars are one of three WCC teams with multiple all-conference picks.
San Diego was picked to finish fourth with 34 points. Sophomore Grant Forrest is a member of the 2013 preseason all-conference team. Santa Clara totaled 23 points in the coaches poll and were picked to finish fifth. Rounding out the preseason coaches poll are Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount and Gonzaga. LMU junior Tyler Torano was selected to the preseason all-WCC team.
The 2013 WCC Golf Championships will take place from April 15th to the 17th at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
2013 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL
|Team (First Place Votes)||Points|
|Saint Mary's (5)||44|
|San Francisco (3)||44|
2013 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
|Jobim Carlos||San Francisco||So.|
|Jonathan De Los Reyes||Saint Mary's||So.|
|Grant Forrest||San Diego||So.|
|Ben Geyer||Saint Mary's||Sr.|
|Scott Lowe||Santa Clara||Sr.|
|Mac McClung||Saint Mary's||Sr.|
|Tyler Torano||Loyola Marymount||Jr.|
|Taylor Travis||San Francisco||Sr.