SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Never before had head coach Rob Miller and the Santa Clara University men's golf team entered four freshmen in tournament, yet alone had four freshman scores count towards the team total. That's exactly what happened Monday at Brookside Country Club in Stockton.
Rookies Martin Keskari, Drew Miller and Carlos Briones all finished Round One at UOP's Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Pacific Invitational among the top 20. Keskari (pictured) posted a 3-under par 69. The tournament spans three days, with teams playing 18 holes Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
"We had it going pretty good, but made a mess of it on our last hole," said Miller after the round. "We had been 10-under up to that point and now we are at six. But other than that we played pretty well. There is a lot of good teams out here. It is a bit unexpected that Kansas State is up there and Fresno State struggled, but its only the first round. There is a lot of golf left."
The Broncos are in 8th place but just seven shots outside of third. Check back Tuesday for more updates or follow the scoring live on GolfStat.com.
COMPLETE ROUND ONE RESULTS
SANTA CLARA RESULTS
T9 Martin Keskari Santa Clara 69 -3
T19 Drew Miller Santa Clara 70 -2
T19 Carlos Briones Santa Clara 70 -2
T41 Gio Gandionco Santa Clara 73 +1
T48 Scott Lowe Santa Clara 74 +2
Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Pacific Invitational
Dates (Site): Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31 (Stockton, Calif.)
Host: University of the Pacific
Tournament Field* (12 teams): Pacific (111), Kansas State (94), BYU (66), Charlotte (69), Colorado State (55), UC Davis (48), Denver (89), Santa Clara (99), Nevada (117), Fresno State (54), CSU Northridge (225), Sacramento State (137)
Details: 54 holes – (18 holes each day)
Course: Brookside Country Club
Course Number/Address: (209) 956-7888
3603 St. Andrews Drive | Stockton, CA 95219
Live Scoring: GolfStat.com
*Rankings by GolfWeek.com
2011 - Oregon State - 279–296-280=855 (+3) : Won in a playoff over Nevada
2010 – Pacific - 272–271-284=827 (-25)
2011 – Kevin Lucas, Nevada - 66–71-70=207 (-6)
2010 – T.J. Bordeaux, Pacific - 68–61-69=198 (-15)