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Golf Finishes Eighth at Lexus Naples Invitational

Feb. 28, 2006

Naples, FL - Saint Mary's posted a final round score of 289 (+1) to finish the 54-hole tournament with a score of 884 (+20) and in eighth place out of 12 schools at the 6,917-yard, par-72 Hammock Bay Country Club.

Chadd Cocco fired a final round 67 at the Lexus Naples Intercollegiate Invitational on Tuesday to finish the first tournament of the spring with a score of 212 (-4). Cocco entered the final round at 1-over par after 36 holes, after opening the tournament with a 76 in Monday's morning round, then posted a 3-under par 69 for the second 18 holes.

Michael McRae and Russell Yu followed Cocco with rounds of 71 (-1). McRae finished tied for 24th with a 54-hole score of 220 (+4). Yu finished the tournament third for 28th, and four strokes behind McRae, with a score of 224 (+8).

After rounds of 76 and 73 on Monday, Brett Mormann struggled on Tuesday with a round of 80 (+8), which was the fourth score used for the Gaels' final round. With a 54-hole score of 229 (+13), Mormann finished tied for 37th place in his second tournament of the year. Josh Kelley rounded out the Gaels scoring on Tuesday with a score of 9-over par. Kelley finished in 51st place with a score of 236 (+20).

The Gaels will return to the links on Monday, March 13 when they compete in the Farms Collegiate Intercollegiate at the Farms Golf Course in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Lexus Naples Intercollegiate InviteHammock Bay Country ClubNaples, FLDates: 2/27-28/2006Par:     72   72   72Yards: 6917 6817 6917

Fin. Team Scores Tot. Par 1 Baylor................. 288 278 279 845 -19 2 Florida State.......... 286 277 284 847 -17 3 Wake Forest............ 289 277 284 850 -14 4 Illinois State......... 294 284 292 870 +6 5 Notre Dame............. 293 289 290 872 +8 6 Florida Gulf Coast..... 303 290 281 874 +10 8 Saint Mary's (CA)...... 311 284 287 882 +18 7 Wisconsin.............. 306 284 292 882 +18 9 Rhode Island........... 305 294 294 893 +29 10 Ohio State............. 299 306 295 900 +36 11 Navy................... 317 315 307 939 +75 12 Portland............... 324 321 303 948 +84

Fin. Player Team Scores Total Part7 Chadd Cocco....... Saint Mary's (CA).........76 69 67 212 -4t24 Mike McRae........ Saint Mary's (CA).........80 69 71 220 +4t28 Russell Yu........ Saint Mary's (CA).........79 74 71 224 +8t37 Brett Mormann..... Saint Mary's (CA).........76 73 80 229 +1351 Josh Kelley....... Saint Mary's (CA).........82 73 81 236 +20