Oct. 25, 2007
Long Beach, CA - Following 36 holes at the Del Walker Intercollegiate, the Saint Mary's men's golf team is tied for sixth place overall in the 12-team field. The Gaels shot rounds of 283 and 284 for a total of 567 (+7) at the Par-70, 6,633-yard Virginia Country Club. Saint Mary's will enter Tuesday's final round trailing Houston and Pacific by eight shots.
Saint Mary's opened the first day of the Del Walker Intercollegiate with a round of 283 (+3) as Robert McRae and Chadd Cocco posted 1-under par rounds of 69. Josh Kelley shot even par 70 in the morning, and Daniel Cone and Richard Conlin posted rounds 75 to give SMC its fourth score of the round, while senior Mike McRae posted an opening round 79.
In the second round, Kelley backed up his even par round with a 2-under 68 in the afternoon session. Kelley is currently 2-under for the tournament, is tied for fourth place and is just two shots off the pace, which was set by San Jose State's Stephen Stallworth.
Robert McRae will enter the third round five shots back after posting a 2-over par round of 72 in the afternoon. McRae is currently tied for 18th place after 36 holes. After his 1-under round in the morning, Cocco slipped from seventh place to a tie for 27th place after shooting 75 in the second round.
Daniel Cone improved two strokes from his first round, posting a 3-over par 73 in the afternoon. Cone, who shot a 36-hole total of 148 (+8) is tied for 51st place overall. Mike McRae recovered from his opening round 79, and shot 71 in the second round to move up to 62nd overall with a two-round total of 150 (+10).
Richard Conlin completed the Gaels scoring on the first day with a total of 153 (+13) and in 67th place. The Del Walker Intercollegiate allows each team to play six golfers but each team still counts four players toward the team totals.
The Del Walker Intercollegiate will conclude on Tuesday morning. The Gaels will tee-off on the first hole beginning at 7:30 am.