April 14, 2009
VALLEJO, Calif. - The USF men captured their first WCC golf title since 1990, finishing with a third round score of 297. Loyola Marymount finished second with a total score of 863, just one stroke behind San Francisco for the closest finish at the WCC men's golf championships since 1986.
The Dons finished day one with a total score of 565, just four strokes ahead of second place Loyola Marymount, which finished the first two rounds with a score of 569. San Francisco was led on day one by senior Kirt Nino, who finished round two in 64 strokes, the lowest round of the field.
On the final day, Pepperdine freshman Josh Anderson and San Diego senior Blake Trimble finished with the lowest scores of the round, each firing a three-under par 69. Loyola Marymount's Greg Moss earned the tournament's individual title with a three day score of 209 (-7), becoming the third Lion in four years to win the title. San Francisco junior Domingo Jojola improved upon his seventh place finish in 2007, finishing in second with a score of 210 (-6), just one shot behind the leader. Trimble rounded out the top three with a score of 212 (-4). Santa Clara freshman Cory Mehl earned the lowest score in program history at the tournament with a three under 213. Gonzaga sophomore Kyle Huus also joined his school's record book, with the highest finish in school history, tying for fifth place with a score of 214 (-2).
Pepperdine and San Diego both finished with three day totals of 866 to tie for third place. Gonzaga finished with a program-best low score of 873 and its best finish overall, tying for fifth place with Pepperdine. Portland and Saint Mary's round out the men's field, finishing with scores of 883 and 891.