Nov. 5, 2007
Oahu, HI - Following the first round at the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate, the Saint Mary's men's golf team is tied for sixth place and nine shots off the lead of Tennessee. The Gaels posted a first round score of 273 to shot 15-under par at the par 72, 6,535-yard Fazio Course at the Turtle Bay Golf Resort.
In the opening round, sophomore Daniel Cone paced the Gaels with a round of 7-under par 65 to match his career best round. Cone posted an opening nine hole score of 3-under 33 and then bettered that by one shot on the way in for a 32 on the back nine. Cone is tied for fourth place after 18 holes, and is two shots of the leader, Robin Wingardh or the University of Tennessee.
Chadd Cocco posted an opening round score of 4-under par on Monday. After nine holes, Cocco was even, and the rallied to shoot four under par the final nine holes to keep close to the leaders. Cocco is tied for 24th after the opening 18 holes.
Josh Kelley and Robert McRae posted round of 70 (-2) to help the Gaels post a season-best score of 15-under par for an 18-hole round. Both Kelley and McRae shot 36 on the front nine and then posted a 2-under 34 on the back nine.
Mike McRae rounded out the Gaels' Monday round with a 1-under par round of 71. With McRae shooting in the red, all five Saint Mary's golfer shot rounds under par. McRae shot 1-over par 37 on the front nine, then recovered to shot 2-under on the inward nine holes.
Saint Mary's will continue action in the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate on Tuesday morning with the second round at the Palmer Course at the Turtle Bay Golf Resort.