Oct. 23, 2007
Somis, CA - Playing against tough conditions and tougher opponents, the Loyola Marymount men's golf team finished the 2007 ClubGlove Intercollegiate hosted by Pepperdine in second place on Tuesday at the Saticoy Country Club. The 12-team field featured five ranked teams and the Lions finished better than four of them thanks to a final score of 915.
Thanks to high winds and the Southern California wild fires, playing conditions were not kind to the field of 62. The Lions finished 10 strokes behind the host and 26th-ranked Waves, who won the tournament with an overall score of 905 and their final round of 299 was the only score under 300 for the tournament.
LMU stayed in second place thanks to the second best round on the day and the third best round in the entire tournament with a 301. They finished 14 strokes better than third place Georgia State, who posted a final score of 929. Colorado State shot a 308 in the final day to finish fourth at 937 and 11th-ranked Lamar finished fifth at 938. The Lions also bettered 46th-ranked LSU (941), 47th-ranked Memphis (949) and 48th-ranked UCSB (956).
The second place finish was paced by a trio of Lions in the top-five. Junior Brian Locke finished tied for third overall with rounds of 78, 74 and 75. Locke finished the tournament two strokes behind individual winner Joel Sjoholm from Georgia State, who won the tournament despite a final round 80.
Junior Bryan Martin continues his solid play with a final round of 73 to finish in a tie for fifth. He was tied with fellow teammate Jason D'Amore who also posted a three-round 229. Freshman John Lim finished in a tie for 23rd, shooting a final round of 78 for a three-round total of 236. Junior Greg Moss had a solid final round with a 75 to tie for 37th with a 240.
For the tournament, Saticoy Country Club was not easy to navigate. The field averaged a 80.19 in the first round, a 79.65 in the second round and a 78.87 in the final round. For the tournament, the average score was a 79.57. Only two holes played under par on the tournament. The par-five sixth was -0.05 in the second round and the par-five eighth was -0.24 in the third round.
The Lions will continue their stretch of tournaments with the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate hosted by New Mexico State on Oct. 29-30 in Las Cruces, NM.