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Golf Takes Seventh

Feb. 27, 2007

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Newport Beach, CA (Feb. 27) -- The Loyola Marymount University men's golf team finished the 2007 UC Irvine Anteater Invitational in seventh place on Tuesday, posting a final round 308 to finish with a three-round total of 925, two strokes better than Cal State Northridge. Host UC Irvine was the only school to post a round under 300 on the day as they claimed the tournament title at the tough Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif.

The Lions competed against four other schools from the West Coast Conference, finishing behind Saint Mary's, who fniished third, and San Francisco, who finished fifth. The Lions scored better than Santa Clara, who finished ninth, and Portland, who finished 10th.

Sophomore Brian Locke finished in a tie for 12th place with Saint Mary's Brian McRae. The WCC rivals finished at 11-over par, 227. Locke was two stokes behind McRae to start the day but made them up with a 76. Junior Jason D'Amore finished at 14-over par and in a tie for 17th with UC Riverside's Jeff Doolittle.

Louie Bergna finished in a tie for 24th at 17-over par while freshman Blake Nicolai posted a final round 75, the best round of the day for the Lions to finish at a tie for 31st.

Josh Escobedo finished 50th with a 252.

The Lions will play in the South Western Intercollegiate hosted by USC at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif., March 5-6.