Oct. 28, 2007
Los Angeles, CA - Thanks to their second place finish last week in the ClubGlove Invitational in which Loyola Marymount finished better than four top-50 programs, they jumped nearly four spots in the Golf Stat rankings to No. 58. The program's highest ranking will be tested in the team's third straight tournament this Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29-30, at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate hosted by New Mexico State.
The Lions were ranked in the 90s prior to last week's finish over 11th-ranked Lamar, 46th-ranked LSU, 47th-ranked Memphis and 48th-ranked UCSB. They post a win-loss record of 236-59 to move in the top-60. The Lions are ranked 90th in the GolfWeek.com sagarin rankings.
LMU heads to Las Cruces, N.M., for the 17-team field at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate played at the New Mexico State University Golf Course. The course plays 7,078 yards and is a par-71. Along with LMU and host NMSU (109), the field features Nevada (116 Golf Stat Ranking), Northern Colorado (296), Washington State, Nebraska (161), Kansas State (101), Texas Tech (18), Texas-Arlington (49), Louisiana-Monroe (n/a), Cal Poly (147), Townson (245), Miami-Ohio (137), Ball State (119), South Alabama (47), Rice (183) and UTEP (134).
The Lions will send junior Brian Locke, senior Jason D'Amore, junior Bryan Martin, junior Gregg Moss and freshman John Lim. All five players have had rounds par or better in the three tournaments so far this season and the top four in Locke, Martin, D'Amore and Lim are all within a stoke average of each other. Locke leads the team with a 74.2 average, including the tough ClubGlove tournament last week where the average round was in above 79.
Rounds one and two begin on Monday at 8 a.m. with round three on Tuesday, also at 8 a.m.