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Men's Golf Finishes Fourth at Hawaii Intercollegiate

Nov. 7, 2007

Oahu, HI - The Saint Mary's men's golf team finished the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate with a fourth place with rounds of 273-281-275 for a total score of 829 (-35). Saint Mary's finished tied for fourth with UNLV and the College of Charleston in the 21-team field from the Turtle Bay Resort.

SMC's final round of 13-under par was highlighted by the stellar play of sophomore Robert McRae. McRae shot a 6-under 66 on the final round to finish tied for 19th overall. McRae posted rounds of 70-71-66 for a total of 207 to shot 9-under par for the tournament.

Josh Kelley shot 4-under in the final round at the Fazio Course to shot a 6-under (210) total to finish tied for 36th in the individual event. Mike McRae also finished in 36th place, and shot a 2-under 70 at the par 72, 6,535-yard Fazio Course. McRae opened the tournament with a round of 71 on the Fazio Course then shot a 3-under par (69) at the Palmer Course on Tuesday.

Daniel Cone posted the fourth best score for the Gaels on Wednesday with a 1-under par round of 71. With Cone's round, the Gaels shot 13-under par as a team in the final round. Rounding out the Gaels scoring on Wednesday was the even-par 72 posted by senior Chadd Cocco. Cocco finished tied for 32nd place following rounds of 68-69-72 for a 54-hole total of 209 (-7).

Including the Gaels, there were five schools from the West Coast Conference competing in the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate. With the wins over the No. 18 Pepperdine, San Diego, Loyola Marymount, and San Francisco in the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate, Saint Mary's completes its fall schedule with a perfect 11-0 record against conference opponents. SMC played in five tournaments in the fall, and defeated San Francisco five times, Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount twice, and Pepperdine and San Diego once.

Tennessee led from wire-to-wire and closed out the tournament with a final round score of 261 (-27). Tennessee posted a 54-hole total of 800 (-64) for a 21-shot victory over second place UC Irvine. Texas-Arlington finished third, and six shots ahead of the Gaels, with a score of 823 (-41)