Santa Clara Golfers Slip to 11th at Cabo Collegiate

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mex. – The University of Arkansas jumped into the lead at the Cabo Collegiate in day two of tournament play at the Querencia Los Cabos golf club in Cabo San Lucas.

Santa Clara slipped three spots, down to 11th in the 12-team field. Just one SCU player, Cory Mehl, is among the tournament's top 20 individual leaders. Mehl shot a team-best round of even-par 72 Saturday. Ronnald Monaco posted a 73 and is joined by Rick Lamb at 10-over par and tied for 40th.

Five Arkansas players are inside the top 10. SMU's Kelly Kraft will bring a five-stroke lead into final round play Monday. Tee times begin at 9 a.m. local time.

"Unfortunately, we've had different guys playing well at different times this year," said Santa Clara head coach Rob Miller after Sunday's second round in Cabo. "We've been really inconsistent. We scored better today but so did everybody else as the course was playing a little easier and there were better conditions. We need at least four players playing well at the same time to compete with good teams, like the ones we have here."
 
"We have three teams close to us so it will be easy for us to move up in the standings (tomorrow). Our goal at this point is to move back up to the middle of the pack. Even though we haven't played well for the first two rounds we can still have a respectable showing if we can play well tomorrow."

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
11 Santa Clara Univ. 308 301 609

T19 Cory Mehl (2) 77 72 149
T40 Rick Lamb (3) 73 81 154
T40 Ronnald Monaco (4) 81 73 154
T49 Scott Travers (1) 78 78 156
T54 Matthew Scott Lamb (5) 80 78 158
65 John Callahan * 86 81 167

TEAM RESULTS

1 Arkansas 297 280 577 +1
2 Houston, Univ. of 293 292 585 +9
3 SMU 307 283 590 +14
4 Oregon State U. 297 296 593 +17
5 UC-Irvine 295 300 595 +19
6 CSU-Northridge 312 285 597 +21
7 Texas-Arlington 304 294 598 +22
T8 Pacific, U of 304 302 606 +30
T8 Lamar 310 296 606 +30
10 St. Mary's-Californ. 310 297 607 +31
11 Santa Clara Univ. 308 301 609 +33

12 Boise State Univ. 313 308 621 +45

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1 Kelly Kraft SMU 72 65 137 -7
2 Bryan Harris UC-Irvine 68 74 142 -2
T3 Nick Delio CSU-Northridge 75 68 143 -1
T3 Jamie Marshall Arkansas 74 69 143 -1
T3 Chris Russo CSU-Northridge 71 72 143 -1
T6 Jerry He UC-Irvine 73 71 144 E
T6 Austin Cook Arkansas 72 72 144 E
8 Josh Eure * Arkansas 76 69 145 +1
T9 Will Pearson Arkansas 77 69 146 +2
T9 Jesse Droemer Houston, Univ. of 72 74 146 +2
T9 Wes Worster Texas-Arlington 73 73 146 +2
T9 Matt Eschenburg Houston, Univ. of 69 77 146 +2
T9 T.J. Bordeaux Pacific, U of 73 73 146 +2
T9 Alex Moore Oregon State U. 75 71 146 +2
T9 Ethan Tracy Arkansas 76 70 146 +2