Nov. 6, 2006
Oahu, HI - The Saint Mary's men's golf team posted an opening round score of 294 (+6) at the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate on Monday. The Gaels are tied for eight place in the 16-team field from the par-72, 6,528-yard Kaneohe Klipper Golf Club.
Junior Josh Kelley shot an opening round of three-under par 69 to lead the Gaels on Monday. Kelley was the only Saint Mary's golfer to post a round in the red numbers and was one of six players to post a round in the 60s. Kelley's 69 is tied for second place, and one shot behind Loyola Marymount's Brian Locke's 68.
Fellow junior Mike McRae opened the tournament with an even-par round of 72 and is tied for 14th place in the individual tournament. McRae shot two under on the outward nine, but came in with a two-over par 38 on the back nine. Freshman Daniel Cone, who is playing in just his fourth collegiate round, posted a 2-over par 74 on Monday.
The Gaels are 14 shots off the pace of Loyola Marymount, which shot 280 to lead second place New Mexico State by seven strokes. LMU's Brian Locke (68), Jason D'Amore (69), and Josh Escobedo (69) were three of the six players to shot in the 60s on Monday.
Saint Mary's will play the second round of the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate on Tuesday morning with the third and final round scheduled for Wednesday.