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<b>GOLFWEEK:</b> Locke and Load

May 2, 2006

Story published by GolfWeek.com
Writting By SEAN MARTIN Assistant Editor

Members of the Loyola Marymount golf team thought their coach was crazy when he told the team at its preseason photo shoot he was passing up a golf trip to Ireland because it conflicted with the NCAA West Regional.

Most assumed the Lions' season would be done by then, allowing head coach Alex Galvan to go on his "trip of a lifetime." After all, LMU had never qualified for the postseason, never ended a season ranked higher than 163rd in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings and finished last at the 2005 West Coast Conference Championship. Pepperdine had earned the title, and the automatic regional bid, the past seven years.

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