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Locke Among Nation's Best

Nov. 19, 2007

EL PASO, Texas (November 19, 2007) -- Brian Locke made history in 2006 as he became the first Loyola Marymount men's golfer to be invited to the Western REgining College All-America Golf Classic, reserved for nation's top players who earn All-American honors. Locke was invited back this year and after two rounds he sits in the top-10 against the best college golf has to offer.

Locke shot rounds of 70 and 68 for a two-round 138 (4-under par) at the 2007 Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic held at the 6,837-yard, par-71 El Paso Country Club. He sits nine strokes back of the leader, San Diego State's Aaron Goldberg. Wake Forest's Webb Simpson tied the course and tournament record with a first round 62, but steady play by Goldberg gave the senior a one-shot lead after two rounds of play with a 133.

Simpson, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., recorded nine birdies in the first round, including six over a seven-hole span. His bogey-free round helped him card a 62, which was established as the course and tournament record last year, when Vanderbilt's Luke List did it in the first round and Florida's Billy Horschel tied the mark in the second round.

The third and final round is set to start at 8 a.m. at El Paso Country Club.

Each university that has a player participating in the tournament will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Over the past 32 years, the Sun Bowl Association has donated over $600,000 to collegiate golf through this scholarship program.

Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic
El Paso Country Club
El Paso, TX
Dates: Nov 19 - Nov 20
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