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Dons Place Second in WCC Championships After Carding a Final Round 287

April 18, 2006

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Paced by senior Ryan Gonzalez's 67, the USF men's golf team shot a final round 287 and to place second in the West Coast Conference Golf Championships that concluded Tuesday at the Saddle Creek Golf Course in Copperopolis, Calif.

The Dons were able to able to pass Santa Clara and take second, but LMU who entered the day five strokes ahead of the Dons, were able to match the 287 score.

Jesse Galvon shot a 69 to help pace USF's run.

Brian Locke paced the Lions to their first conference crown with an outstanding final round on Tuesday, shooting a 64 to match a WCC Championship low round score en route to individual medalist honors. The freshman shot a six-under par 210 to become LMU's first-ever medalist, just three strokes ahead of Gonzales.

San Francisco (877) took second place in the men's tournament, its highest finish since 2002, while Santa Clara (886) snagged its second straight third place finish. Saint Mary's (892) finished in fourth place, with Pepperdine (899) capturing fifth place and Portland (907) taking sixth. San Diego (922) and Gonzaga (928) rounded out the field in seventh and eighth place, respectively.

Men's West Coast Conference ChampionshipSaddle Creek Golf CourseCopperopolis, CA

WCC ChampionshipsDates: Apr 17 − Apr 18

1 Loyola Marymount U. 295 290 287 8721 Brian Locke 73 73 64 210T4 Jason D'Amore 72 74 73 219T4 Josh Escobedo 76 69 74 219T23 Chaz Inouye 78 74 76 22836 Louie Bergna 74 78 87 239

2 San Francisco, U. of 298 292 287 8772 Ryan Gonzalez 76 70 67 213T4 Jesse Galvon 74 76 69 2198 Domingo Jojola 74 72 75 221T20 Kurt Nino 75 76 76 227T28 Taylor Hobin 75 74 84 233

3 Santa Clara Univ. 289 299 298 8863 Michael Nicoletti 70 73 75 218T13 John Colyar 75 76 74 225T13 Tim Lynch 73 77 75 225T13 Eric Lillibridge 72 73 80 225T20 Jong Yoon 74 79 74 227

4 St. Mary's−Californ. 297 305 290 892T4 Mike McRae 73 76 70 219T9 Chadd Cocco 81 74 67 222T16 Brett Mormann 73 76 77 22627 Josh Kelley 75 79 76 230T34 Hans Olson 76 81 79 236

5 Pepperdine 304 299 296 89912 Michael Baird 74 79 71 224T16 J.J. Wood 79 78 69 226T16 Alex Coe 74 75 77 226T23 Jesse Barnsley 77 72 79 228T28 Colin Wilcox 80 74 79 233

6 Portland, U. of 292 308 307 907T9 Matt Jacobsen 70 74 78 222T20 Joel Johnson 72 79 76 227T25 Aaron Anderson 76 77 76 229T32 Jake Easterly 74 84 77 235T32 John Marty 79 78 78 235

7 San Diego, U. of 307 306 309 922T9 Bucky Coe 77 71 74 222T25 Luke Antonelli 74 78 77 229T28 Darrin Hall 74 79 80 23338 Jake Yount 86 78 78 24239 Mike Barry 82 84 80 246

8 Gonzaga University 304 310 314 928T16 Jimmy Hayes 74 77 75 22631 Bowdy Ehler 78 75 81 234T34 Mike Hansen 79 83 74 23637 Trevor Loe 73 84 84 241− Reyn Tanaka 80 75 D D

Men's West Coast Conference ChampionshipMEN'S AWARDS

2006 Men's All-Conference TeamChadd Cocco, Saint Mary?sAlex Coe, PepperdineJason D?Amore, Loyola MarymountJosh Escobedo, Loyola MarymountJesse Galvon, San FranciscoRyan Gonzalez, San FranciscoDomingo Jojola, San FranciscoBrian Locke, Loyola MarymountMike McRae, Saint Mary?sMichael Nicoletti, Santa Clara