Nov. 7, 2006
Oahu, HI - The Saint Mary's men's golf team played themselves back into contention at the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate after shooting a second round score of 288 (E). The Gaels moved up from eighth place after 18 holes, to a tie for third place after 36 holes. SMC has a 36-hole total of 582 and is eight shots of the pace of first place Loyola Marymount.
After shooting a 294 on Monday, the Gaels battled the wind at the 6,528-yard Kaneohe Klipper Golf Club to shot an even par total of 288 on Tuesday. SMC matched San Diego for the second best score of the day, which was three shots behind Louisiana Tech's low round of 3-under 285.
After posting a 79 on Monday, freshman Robert McRae shot SMC's low round on Tuesday. McRae was the only Gael to shot in red numbers, shooting a 1-under par 71. McRae is currently in 46th place after 36 holes. Josh Kelley will enter the third round as the low man for the Gaels following rounds of 69 and 73 for a two-day total of 140. Kelley is tied for fifth place after two rounds.
Mike McRae posted his second even-par round with a 72 on Tuesday. McRae's total of 144 is good for 10th place overall. Playing in his fifth collegiate round, freshman Daniel Cone shot a career-best 72 on Tuesday. The even par round followed a first-round 74 for a 36-hole score of 2-over par 146. Rounding out the Gaels' scoring on Tuesday was Brett Mormann who shot a 1-over par 73. Mormann is tied for 63rd place with a score of 152 after a round of 79 on Monday.
Saint Mary's will play the third and final round of the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate on Wednesday morning.