Oct. 2, 2006
Corvallis, OR - After 36 holes at the Northwest Collegiate Classic, the Saint Mary;s men's golf team is tied for fourth place and 13 shots off the lead of the University of Oregon. The Gaels posted rounds of 289 and 300 for a total of 589 after two rounds from the par-72, 7,040-yard Trysting Tree Golf Club.
After shooting a 289 (+1) in the morning round, the Gaels headed into the second round just one shot behind Oregon. The Gaels posted a second round score of 12-over par and dropped from second place to a three-way tie with Long Beach State and UC Irvine for fourth place. Oregon fired back-to-back rounds of 288 and hold an 11 shot lead over San Francisco and Oregon State heading into the final round on Tuesday.
Mike and Robert McRae were the two low players for the Gaels after the first day after shooting a score of 145 after 36 holes. Mike McRae shot a 69 in the morning and was tied for second and two shots off the individual lead after the first round. Mike McRae followed up his 3-under round with a 4-over par 76 in the afternoon and is tied for 10th place after 36 holes.
Robert McRae opened the tournament with a 73 in the morning and then shot even-par 72 in the second. Robert McRae's even-par 72 in the second round was the lowest score for the Gaels in the afternoon 18 holes.
Patrick Duncan and Brett Mormann enter the third round tied for 36th place in the 69-player field with a two-round score of 151 (+7). Duncan posted rounds of 77 and 74 while Mormann had rounds of 72 and 79. Rounding out the Gaels' play for the day was Josh Kelley who had rounds of 75 and 78. Kelley is tied for 49th place after 36 holes.
The Gaels will play the final round of the Northwest Collegiate Classic on Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.