May 19, 2007
Tempe, AZ (May 18) - Sophomore Brian Locke set a Loyola Marymount record by finishing the 2007 NCAA West Regional with a three-round score of 203, good for 13-under par. However, it was not enough as he misses out on the NCAA Championship by one stroke at Arizona State's Karsten Golf Course Saturday.
Locke posted a final round 67 to finish in a tie for seventh place. However, Penn's Chance Pipitone and BYU's Daniel Summerhays posted rounds of 65 and 63, repectively, late Saturday to vault to 14-under par and past Locke.
For the tournament, Locke was one of just six players to finish all three rounds under 70. He posted a 69 in the opening round and 67 in round two.
The final round for Locke was a strange one as he started the day on 10 with a bogie and then another on 12. They were his first bogies in over 20 holes of golf. He then bounced back with an eagle on the par-5, 527-yard 14th.
However, he dropped back to one-over par with another bogie on 15. He once again responded with a birdie on the par-3, 249-yard 16th. He then finished his front nine with a pair of pars.
He then looked to charge into contention for the individual bid to the NCAAs. He posted birdie on both one and two to start his back nine. After a pair of pars, he posted back-to-back birdies once again on five and six. After a par on seven, he birdied eight to post a 30 in his final nine.