West Coast Conference men's golfers prepare for WCC golf championships next week

San Diego senior Alex Ching, the 2011 WCC Player of the Year, is ranked No. 28 in the Golfstat rankings as of April 11.
San Diego senior Alex Ching, the 2011 WCC Player of the Year, is ranked No. 28 in the Golfstat rankings as of April 11.

Apr. 11, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The 2012 WCC Golf Championships will take place at the San Juan Oaks Golf Club from Monday, April 16 to April 18. Golfers will play 18 holes a day for three days, differing from from last year's two-day format that included 36 holes on the final day.


  • Loyola Marymount sophomore Tyler Torano was the WCC Men's Golf Player of the Month for February. Torano shot a final round 71 to earn the individual championship at the Folino Men's Invitational at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms on Tuesday, February 21.

  • San Diego senior Alex Ching was named WCC Player of the Month for March. Ching competed in three tournaments during the month of March. He won the Fresno State Lexus Classic with a 7-under total of 209 (71-69-69).

  • BYU junior Zac Blair was named to The Ben Hogan Award Watch List, the most prestigious award in men's college golf. Blair finished fifth and led BYU to a seventh-place finish at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on April 7.

  • Gonzaga junior Travis Johnsen knocked in 13 birdies and shot an even-210 at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, which was the Bulldogs' final tournament before the WCC Golf Championships on April 16.

  • In its final tune-up before the WCC Golf Championships, Loyola Marymount tied for fourth at the OGIO UC Santa Barbara Invitational on April 3. Junior Bryan Bergna capped off his second top-five finish of the season with a three-under 213, good for third place.

  • Pepperdine senior Josh Anderson shot an 11-under and finished in second place at the Barona Collegiate Cup in Lakeside, Calif. in March. Anderson's score is tied for the seventh-best 54-hole score in Pepperdine men's golf history.

  • Saint Mary's, the favorite to win the 2012 WCC golf title, finished second at the OGIO UC Santa Barbara Invitational at Sandpiper Golf Club on April 3. Senior Anders Engell finished one stroke behind the individual winner after round off a 69-67-73 for a 7-under par 209.

  • San Diego placed third out of 20 teams at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz. on March 10. The Toreros shot a team score of 829 over the three-day tournament, three strokes behind Kansas State's winning total.

  • 2011 WCC golf champion San Francisco finished third at the UC Riverside Braveheart Classic in its final event before the WCC golf championships. The Dons also won the 2012 Triumph at Pauma Valley in March with a team score of 290. Senior Ji Hwan Park captured medalist honors for the second time in less than a month. Park is USF's all-time individual wins leader and is second among active student-athletes competing in the West Coast Conference.

  • Santa Clara sophomore Scott Lowe turned in a final round score of 71 to finish tied for 28th overall at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic on April 10. Lowe finished the tournament with a 210.


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