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WCC Announces 2015-16 M. Golf Preseason Poll and All-WCC Team

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Saint Mary’s picked to capture 2016 WCC men’s golf title

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Saint Mary’s enters the 2015-16 season as the favorite to win the 2016 West Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship in a poll of the league coaches. The Gaels captured 59 points and four first-place votes.

Saint Mary’s placed one on the preseason All-WCC team, senior Jonathan De Los Reyes.

Defending champion Pepperdine was picked second with 55 points, including three first place votes. Two Waves made the preseason team: senior Frederick Wedel and junior Cody McManus, the 2015 WCC Championship medalist. San Diego and Santa Clara were tabbed third with 49 points, with the Toreros earning the remaining first place vote. Senior Alex Chiarella represented the Toreros on the preseason squad, while senior Carlos Briones and sophomore Hayden Shieh were picked from the Broncos.

Saint Mary’s, Pepperdine and San Diego represented the WCC in the 2015 NCAA Regionals.

BYU, the 2014 WCC Champions, were picked fifth collecting 39 votes, while Gonzaga was sixth with 24. Senior Sean Walsh was a preseason pick for the Bulldogs.

Loyola Marymount and Pacific were picked seventh with 20 points, followed by San Francisco (15). The Lions placed senior Connor Campbell on the All-WCC preseason team, while senior Matt Lee represented the Tigers. Senior Seb Crookall-Nixon earned a spot on the team for the Dons.

The 2016 West Coast Conference Golf Championships will be held at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif. The tournament runs April 18-20.

 

2016 WCC Men’s Golf Preseason Coaches Poll

Team (First Place Vote)

 

Pts.

1. Saint Mary’s

(4)

59

2. Pepperdine

(3)

55

3. San Diego

(1)

49

4. Santa Clara

(1)

43

5. BYU

 

39

6. Gonzaga

 

24

7. Loyola Marymount

 

20

7. Pacific

 

20

9. San Francisco

 

15

 

2016 All-WCC Men’s Golf Preseason Team

Name

Institution

Yr.

Carlos Briones

Santa Clara

Sr.

Connor Campbell

Loyola Marymount

Sr.

Alex Chiarella

San Diego

Sr.

Seb Crookall-Nixon

San Francisco

Sr.

Jonathan De Los Reyes

Saint Mary’s

Sr.

Matt Lee

Pacific

Sr.

Cody McManus

Pepperdine

Jr.

Hayden Shieh

Santa Clara

So.

Sean Walsh

Gonzaga

Sr.

Frederick Wedel

Pepperdine

Sr.