March 27, 2006
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Although a bout of hail began falling near the end of the first round of the 60th Annual Western Intercollegiate Monday afternoon at Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz, the Santa Clara men's golf team held their own and finished the day tied for fifth place with UC Irvine with a team score of 295.
Due to the inclement weather, today's second round was pushed back to Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and the tournament has been shortened from 54 to 36 holes.
In a 16-team field that featured No. 18 Duke, Stanford, New Mexico State and Cal, Santa Clara fired its way to a 295 first-round score which left them tied for fifth with UC Davis heading into tomorrow's final round. Duke leads with a score of 284 while UC Santa Barbara and Stanford round out the top three in a tie for second with a 289.
John Colyar paced the Broncos by shooting a one-over 71 on Monday, good for a tie for ninth place in the individual competition. Jong Yoon also cracked the top 20, sitting in a tie for 17th after a round of 72. Eric Lillibridge turned in a 74 while Tim Lynch and Michael Nicoletti each carded a 78 to round things out for SCU.
Duke's Ryan Blaum and Stanford's Rob Glube tied for the day's best round, each shooting a two-under 68 while Jake Grodzinsky of the Blue Devils sits third, one stroke back.
2. UC Santa Barbara289
4. New Mexico State291
5. Santa Clara295
9. Long Beach State297
Texas El Paso297
11. San Jose State298
12. Saint Mary's (Calif.)299
16. Cal State Northridge308