October 14, 2012

Freshmen Boost Santa Clara During Round One of Cabo Collegiate

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mex. - Santa Clara University had true freshmen Gio Gandionco and Martin Keskari post rounds in the 70's as did junior Scott Lowe during opening round play of the Cabo Collegiate in Baja, Mexico Sunday.

The three-day, 54-hole event will continue Monday, with Santa Clara sitting in seventh place overall, but just six shots behind No. 20 Florida State for third. Leading the strong nationwide field are SEC programs Mississippi and Kentucky.

Gandionco, a product of Cebu City in the Phillipines, was extremely impressive in his first-ever tournament action at the collegiate level. He shot 36 on the front nine and 39 on the back to come in at 75, which puts him in 17th individually. Both Lowe and Keskari navigated the 7,070-yard layout at Querencia Golf Club with rounds of 76.

Play resumes Monday morning at 9 a.m.

TEAM STANDINGS

1 Mississippi, U. of 296 +8
2 Kentucky, U. of 299 +11
3 Florida State Univ. 300 +12
University of South 300 +12
5 Saint Mary's (CA) 301 +13
6 Abilene Christian U. 303 +15
7 Santa Clara Univ. 306 +18
UT Arlington 306 +18
9 Loyola Marymount U. 309 +21
10 University of Arkans 313 +25
11 South Dakota State 315 +27
12 Cincinnati, U. of 318 +30

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1 Will Bishop Kentucky 34- 36 70 -2
2 Tyler Torano Loyola-Mar 39- 33 72 E
Alex Carpenter Abilene Ch 36- 36 72 E
Richard James USF 36- 36 72 E
5 Blake Morris Ole Miss 36- 37 73 +1
Daniel Berger Florida St 34- 39 73 +1
Ben Geyer St. Mary's 35- 38 73 +1
Trey Valentine USF 37- 36 73 +1
Greg Fehrman SDS 36- 37 73 +1
Riley Fleming UTA 37- 36 73 +1
Forrest Gamble Ole Miss 35- 38 73 +1

SANTA CLARA RESULTS
T 7 Santa Clara Univ. 306
T 17 Gio Gandionco 36- 39 75
T 24 Scott Lowe 41- 35 76
T 24 Martin Keskari 38- 38 76
T 41 Drew Miller 39- 40 79
T 57 Bobby Monaco 44- 40 84

Cabo Collegiate

Dates (Site):
Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 14-16, 2012
(Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico)
Host:
Santa Clara University
Tournament Field* (12 teams):
Florida State (20), St. Mary's (25), Kentucky (32), Mississippi (47), Texas-Arlington (70), South Florida (88), Santa Clara (90), Loyola Marymount (133), Arkansas-Little Rock (122), South Dakota (227), Cincinnati (247) and Abilene Christian (DII)
Details: The 54-hole tournament will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. 18 holes will be played each day, with a 9 a.m. start time Monday and 8 a.m. start time on Tuesday.
Course:
Querencia Golf Club
Yardage/Par: 7,070/72
Website: LosCabosQuerencia.com
Course Number/Address: 1 (888) 236-2229
Carretera Transpeninsular 27.5 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 23400
Results:
GolfStat.com (following each round)

*Rankings by GolfWeek.com