April 29, 2010

Santa Clara Golfer Scott Travers Named WCC Player of the Year

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Santa Clara junior Scott Travers earned West Coast Conference Player of the Year honors by vote of the league's coaches on Wednesday. Travers finished the regular season as the WCC's top-ranked player and tied for sixth at the 2010 WCC Championships.

Travers - a redshirt junior who is expected to return to play for the Broncos in 2010-11 - should receive an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament when the field is announced on May 10.

Travers helped Santa Clara to a third place team finish at the WCC's in Vallejo earlier this month. Travers had five top 5 finishes and nine top-10 finishes in his 11 tournaments this year. His best score came at the Del Walker Intercollegiate on October 22, where he fired a 9-under par 201, which was just two shots off the lead in the 98-player field.

San Diego's Tim Mickelson was named WCC Coach of the Year after leading his team to a second place finish at the WCC Championships. Mickelson is in his seventh year with the Toreros and has coached his team to the NCAA Regionals in three of the last four seasons and its first-ever appearance at the Nationals in 2009.

Nabbing WCC Freshman of the Year honors was Santa Clara's Rick Lamb. Lamb tallied the lowest score among the entire WCC freshman field at the WCC Championships, placing 15th individually with rounds of 72 (E), 81 (+9), and 75 (+3).

The All-WCC men's golf team was selected after the WCC Championships at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Course last week. The first five players on the team were chosen by the conference coaches, while the next five on the list and honorable mention selections were based on individual finish at the WCC tournament. Below is the 2009-10 All-WCC team.

Men's All-WCC Team
Josh Anderson, PEP
Scott Brace, USD
Alex Ching, USD
Robert McRae, SMC
Cory Mehl, SCU
Ji Hwan Park, USF
Andrew Putnam, PEP
Carl Smith IV, PEP
Scott Travers, SCU
Gunner Wiebe, USD

Honorable Mention
Jimmy Cacho, SCU
Eric Grimberg, SMC
Henrik Holm, SMC
Domingo Jojola, USF
Shane Mason, PEP