Oct. 7, 2007
MACON, Ga. - Gonzaga University sophomore Brando Crick is tied for 16th after 18 holes Sunday of the inaugural three-day, 54-hole Brickyard Golf Collegiate Championships.
Crick shot a 71 on the 7,128-yard, par 72 Brickyard at Riverside Golf Course. Trevor Loe fired a 75 for a tie for 44th, Derek Cheney a 76 to tie for 53rd and Bowdy Ehler a 78 to tie for 62nds as the Bulldogs had an 18-hole score of 300 for 11th place. Freshman Kyle Huus shot a first-round 80.
Gonzaga is three strokes behind host Mercer University, which is 10th at 297. Clemson University is first at 277, holding a 1-stroke lead over the University of Georgia.
Georgia's Harris English shot a course-record 7-under 65 in Sunday's opening round and leads the event by two strokes over Clemson's Tanner Ervin.
The Brickyard was redesigned by tour professional Mark McCumber in 2005. McCumber's goal was to create eighteen unique holes each of which could arguably be considered "signature holes." Attention to detail and utilization of the natural features of the land allowed him to create his own "masterpiece." Four of the first five holes are "power-hitter" holes, the next three holes require finesse and the last nine holes blend power and finesse.
The second round will tee off at the Brickyard Monday at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time. Live scoring is available at http://www.golfstat.com.