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It's Finally Official - Crick Wins Tourney

Oct. 1, 2007

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - It's a little late, but it's finally official. Gonzaga University sophomore Brandon Crick has won his second golf tournament as a collegiate.

Crick captured the results-delayed Shootout at Angel Park Sunday at Mountain Course at Angel Park with rounds of 74-66-67 for a 6-under par 207 over the 6,722-yard, par 71 layout. Because of unknown difficulties on site the final results were not released until Monday night in the tournament hosted by the University of Hawai'i.

His 66 is considered the school record based on available archival results. Trevor Loe and Stu Bell in the University of Idaho Vandal Fall Classic in September, 2004, and Jimmy Hayes at the Boise State University Bronco Invitational in October of 2004 have recorded 67's in addition to Crick's Sunday round.

Crick, a native of McCook, Neb., who won the Nebraska Amateur this past summer, captured the Santa Clara Invitational last year for his first collegiate victory. He was also named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year last season.

Crick had a strong supporting cast as the Bulldogs had rounds of 308-286-286 for an 880 and seventh place. Bowdy Ehler finished tied for 41st at 222, Derek Cheney was tied for 60th at 226 and Trevor Lee was tied for 66th with a 228. Loe battled back from an opening-round 84 to shoot 71-73 the final two rounds.

Seung-Su-Han of UNLV finished one stroke behind Crick with rounds of 68-70-70 for a 208 in helping the Rebels to the team title. UNLV had an 840 for an easy 17-stroke victory over Cal State Northridge.