Aug. 31, 2006
Moraga, CA - Saint Mary's head men's golf coach Scott Hardy has added five new players to the roster for this upcoming season. The freshmen class for 2005-06 included Brant Colbrese, Daniel Cone (Moraga, CA), Richard Conlin (Richmond, British Columbia), Patrick Duncan (San Diego, CA), and Robert McRae (Salt Lake City, UT).
"This recruiting class is the deepest and most talented we have seen at Saint Mary's," said head coach Scott Hardy. "These accomplished student-athletes will provide Saint Mary's an opportunity to compete for conference championships and continue the growth and success we have enjoyed recently. "I am look forward to working with these student-athletes to help develop their golf games and compete at the highest level."
Brant Colbrese comes to Saint Mary's from Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, CA. Colbrese was a captain for the IJGT Euro-Cup in the USA versus Canada and Scotland competition in 2005 and 2006. He also earned All-IJGT order of merit honors in 2006 and finished first at the IJGT Double Tree Resort Invite in 2005.
Daniel Cone is a local product from Campolindo High School where he was a three-time all-league league selection and the leagues Most Valuable Player in 2004 and 2005. A four-year golf letter-winner for the Cougars, Cone was the medalist at the 2005 Junior Bay Regional with a 3-under score of 141. He also took home top honors at the 2005 Jim Walker Memorial tournament with rounds of 75 and 71.
Richard Conlin has a solid golfing background as a junior player in Canada. He was a member of the British Columbia Junior America's Cup in 2004 and 2005 and is currently ranks 26th in the Canadian Junior Rankings. At the age of 14, he won the Richmond Men's Club Championship and played in the junior world championships in 2002, 2004 and 2005. During his junior career, Conlin won the US Junior Qualifier in Seattle in 2005 and has won five CJGA Tournaments over the past four years.
Patrick Duncan comes to SMC with stellar junior accomplishments which includes medalist honors at the United States Amateur Qualifier and a first place finishes at the FCWT at Pumkin Ridge and at the San Diego Junior Golf Association Double Tree Invitational. Additionally, he posted a second place finish in the Craig Stadler Junior Invitational in 2005.
Robert McRae comes to Saint Mary's from Salt Lake City, UT, and is the younger brother of SMC golfer Michael McRae. In 2005, McRae was named the USGA Player of the Year and won the CBA Branch Award the same year. In 2004 he won the Utah State Junior Am Championships.