Torano Claims Top-5 Finish
Another under-par round lifts junior up leader board for a tie for fourth finish.
April 17, 2013
Tyler Torano posted a second straight one-under 71, this one coming in the final round of the 2013 West Coast Conference Men's Golf Championships, lifting him into a tie for fourth place at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash., on Wednesday.
In a tournament where rounds under par where rare, Torano went back-to-back to climb nine spots in the final two days to earn one of LMU men's golf top-10 finishes in program history at the WCC Championships. Torano was in a tie for 13th after Monday's first round and entered the final round in a tie for ninth.
It is the best LMU individual finish since Greg Moss won the WCC individual title in 2009 and is the seventh top-five finish in program history. He finished with a final three-round score of even-par 216, which is the fifth best score (54 holes) at the WCC Championships in Lions' history.
He was one of just six player in the 40-man field to finish at par of better for the tournament. Grant Forrest of San Diego ran away with the individual title thanks to a six-under 210, shooting a 67 and 69 in the final two rounds.
As a team, the Lions finished seventh with a three-round total of 892. Saint Mary's defeated San Francisco by two strokes to win the WCC title.
In the final round, it wasn't Torano who had the Lions' best round, it was freshman Connor Campbell. He finished his first WCC tournament with a final round of two-under 70 and finished in a a tie for 23rd with a 225.