October 31, 2012

Four Broncos In the 60's Wednesday, Keskari Ties for 3rd in Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. - Santa Clara University's men's golf team had four players post rounds in the 60's, including freshman Martin Keskari (Frankfurt, Germany) who shot final-round 69 to finish UOP's Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Pacific Invitational 14-under par. Keskari tied for third with scores of 69-64-69.

Keskari out-played the entire field in Tuesday's second round. In round three, junior Scott Lowe (Calgary, Alberta), and freshmen Carlos Briones (San Lorenzo, Calif.) and Drew Miller (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) all went under par. Lowe fired a 67, Miller 68 and Briones 69.

Eighth-year head coach Rob Miller is playing four freshmen for the first time in his tenure at SCU. The class just keeps getting better, with collective rounds of 282-274-273 at Brookside Country Club, putting the Broncos at 35-under as a team. SCU finished 8th among a strong field of programs, many ranked among the nation's top 100.

SCU enjoyed an outstanding fall campaign and will break for the winter before teeing it up in competition again at the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, January 28-29.

COMPLETE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

SANTA CLARA RESULTS 
8 Santa Clara 282 274 273 829
T3 Martin Keskari (2) 69 64 69 202
T17 Carlos Briones (3) 70 67 69 206
T30 Drew Miller (5) 70 72 68 210
T36 Scott Lowe (1) 74 71 67 212
T46 Gio Gandionco (4) 73 72 72 217

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1 Devon Purser Brigham Young 68 65 64 197 -19
2 Alex Edfort Pacific 65 66 67 198 -18
T3 Franco Castro Charlotte 70 68 64 202 -14
T3 Martin Keskari Santa Clara 69 64 69 202 -14
T3 Taylor Knoll Nevada 73 65 64 202 -14
T3 Ryan Mulvany Nevada 69 68 65 202 -14
T7 Byron Meth Pacific 69 70 64 203 -13
T7 Tyler Raber UC Davis 68 67 68 203 -13
T7 Joe Toland Charlotte 65 71 67 203 -13

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
Yardage/Par: 6,720/72
Website: www.pacificinvitational.com
Course Number/Address: (209) 956-7888
3603 St. Andrews Drive | Stockton, CA 95219
Live Scoring: GolfStat.com 

*Rankings by GolfWeek.com 

Past Champions:
Team
2011 - Oregon State - 279–296-280=855 (+3) : Won in a playoff over Nevada
2010 – Pacific - 272–271-284=827 (-25)

Individual
2011 – Kevin Lucas, Nevada - 66–71-70=207 (-6)
2010 – T.J. Bordeaux, Pacific - 68–61-69=198 (-15)