April 17, 2007
LOMPOC, Calif. - Gonzaga University junior Trevor Loe and freshman Brandon Crick each shot a final-round 74 Tuesday to move into a tie for ninth in the 40th annual West Coast Conference Championship at La Purisima Golf Course.
Crick and Loe earned All-WCC honorable mention honors, and Crick was voted the Freshman of the Year by the league's coaches, the first such honor for a Bulldog.
Both golfers shot a final-round 74, Loe posting rounds of 78-73 on Monday while Crick shot 72-79 over the 7,105-yard, par 72 course. They finished at 225, 10 strokes behind medalist Brian Locke of Loyola Marymount University. Locke finished at 215 with rounds of 77-69-69 to defend the title he won a year ago as a freshman.
Pepperdine University took the team title with an 892 for a 7-stroke victory over the University of San Diego. Gonzaga finished seventh at 921.
2007 Men's All-Conference TeamMike Barry, San DiegoJason D'Amore, Loyola MarymountDarrin Hall, San DiegoDomingo Jojola, San FranciscoBrian Locke, Loyola MarymountMichael McRae, SaInt Mary?sRobert McRae, Saint Mary?sEric Shriver, PepperdineDale Smith, San DiegoJong Yoon, Santa Clara
Player of the Year: Brian Locke, Loyola MarymountFreshman of the Year: Brandon Crick, Gonzaga Coach of the Year: Scott Hardy, Saint Mary?s