March 29, 2007
ARROYO GRANDE, CA - Gonzaga University's men's golf team is tied for 14th with Utah State University after Thursday's 36 holes of the Cuesta Title/Cal Poly Intercollegiate at Cypress Ridge Golf Course.
The Bulldogs had rounds of 296-308 for a 604, one stroke behind West Coast Conference foe University of Portland and two strokes behind another WCC squad in the University of San Francisco. Gonzaga was three strokes out of 10th.
Host Cal Poly holds the team lead heading into Friday's final round at 575 for a 9-stroke lead over yet another WCC school in Loyola Marymount University.
Jimmy Hayes paced the Bulldogs op0n Thursday, shooting 79-79 for 149 and a tie for 30th, one stroke ahead of teammate Michael Hansen who was tied for 36th at 150 after rounds of 73-77. Geoff Gonzalez of the host Mustangs and Brian Locke of LMU are tied for the individual lead at 140. Gonzalez fired rounds of 71-69 while Locke posted rounds of 67-73.