April 2, 2007
Solvang, CA - The Saint Mary's men's golf team posted a 36-hole score of 568 (-8) at the Ogio Pacific Coast Intercollegiate and is currently in a three way tie for seventh place in the 18 team field. The Gaels posted rounds of 283 (-5) and 285 (-3) in the two opening rounds at the par-72, 6,830-yard Alisal River Golf Course.
Saint Mary's will enter Tuesday's final round trailing the first day leader, the University of Denver, which posted a 36-hole total of 546 (-30). Cal Poly is currently in second place with a score of 550 (-26) and UC Irvine is third with a score of 560 on Monday.
Leading the Gaels on Monday was Mike McRae and Josh Kelley, whom both shot 139 (-5). Kelley opened with a 3-under 69 in the morning round and then shot 2-under 70 in the afternoon round. McRae shot 70 in the morning and then shot one better in the afternoon with a 69.
Kelley and McRae are currently tied for 17th place and eight shots of the individual leader, Chris Kirk of Cal Poly. Kick shot rounds of 64 and 67 and holds a four shot lead over Jeff Koprivetz of Denver and a five shot lead over Geoff Gonzales (Cal Poly), Matt Grush (UC Santa Barbara), and Chris Rosenau (Pacific).
Robert McRae enters the third round of the tournament with a score of 1-under par 143following rounds of 70 and 73 on Monday. McRae is tied for 42nd place overall. Brett Mormann fired back-to-back rounds of 74 for a total of 148 (+4) and is tied fir 72nd place overall.
Rounding out the Gaels' play on Monday was freshman Daniel Cone, who posted rounds of 79 and 73 for a 36-hole total of 152 (+8). Cone is tied for 88th place after two rounds of play.