May 30, 2013
MILTON, Ga. -- The season might not have ended the way the Gaels would have liked, but the Saint Mary's golf team has a lot to be proud of after making the second NCAA Championship appearance in school history.
The Gaels finished today's final round in the 54-hole stroke play event with a 29-over par 869 to finish 29th overall, three strokes ahead of Ball State and just one stroke behind South Carolina and Kent State. Third-ranked UCLA finished just 11 strokes ahead of the Gaels in 26th place.
Cal finished the three rounds of stroke play in first place and enters match play as the top seed. The top eight team finishers qualified for match play quarterfinals, a competition that determines the national champion. The Bears' Max Homa won medalist honors with a 9-under par.
Junior Dalan Refioglu proved to be the most consistent Saint Mary's golfer, posting scores of 71-73-71 for a 3-round total of 5-over par 215. The Foster City, Calif. native carded a 1-over par 71 in today's final round, which consisted of 12 pars, three birdies two bogies and one double-bogey. He played the final seven holes of his round 1-under and finished in a tie for 85th place.
Senior Mac McClung registered his best round of the tournament today, posting a 1-over par 71 on the 7,319-yard, par 70 layout. After opening his round with 10-straight pars, went 1-over during his final eight holes with two birdies and three bogeys. The Fremont, Calif. finished in a tie for 103rd overall.
Classmate Ben Geyer went 72-74-73 in his three rounds during the tournament and finished with a 9-over par 219, which tied teammate Jonathan De Los Reyes in the overall individual standings. The two were among 12 players to tie for 116th in the individual standings.
A native of Antioch, De Los Reyes went 71-75-73 during the three days of competition.
Junior Alex Bungert finished the tournament with rounds of 75-74-76 for a 15-over par 225 and finished in a tie for 149th place.