Freshman Wins Vandal Classic
Jason D'Amore wins first collegiate tournament with school record 10-under as men's golf takes fourth place Monday.
Sept. 27, 2004
Moscow, ID (Sept. 27) - Playing in just his second collegiate tournament, Loyola Marymount University freshman Jason D'Amore shot a 10-under 203 to win the 2004 Vandal Fall Classic on Monday afternoon in Moscow, ID. As a team, the Lions posted the second best score in the final round to move up three spots to finish fourth overall.
D'Amore shot rounds of 71, 64 and 68 on the par-71 course to post a two-stroke win in the field 59 golfers at the Vandal Classic. His 54-hole total of 203 is the best in school history, shattering the old record of 209 set by Mike Farrell on March 4, 2002. D'Amore tied the school record for a single round score of 64 in round two on Sunday.
In the final round the Lions finished with a team score of 284, trailing only host Idaho on the day. The score helped the Lions move from seventh to fourth overall in the nine-team tournament. D'Amore's win is the first individual title since Mike Farrell won the Cal State San Marcos Invitational on March 4, 2002 and is just the sixth since 1990.
Helping the Lions move up in the standings was junior Chaz Inouye and junior Dean Delaye, both posting a tournament best 71 in the final round. Delaye and sophomore Brendan von Doehren each finished in a tie for 24th with three-round totals of 219. Inouye finished in a tie for 30th with a score of 221.
Rounding out the Lions' scoring was sophomore Jason Wilk in 53rd with a 228.
The Lions will next play in the Missouri Bluffs Challenge in St. Charles, Mo., and hosted by the University of Missouri on Oct. 11-12.
1. Jason D'Amore - 71/64/68 - 203 (-10)
T24. Brendan von Doehren - 72/73/74 - 219 (+6)
T24. Dean Delaye - 74/74/71 - 219 (+6)
T30. Chaz Inouye - 78/72/71 - 221 (+8)
53. Jason Wilk - 76/74/78 - 228 (+15)
- GO LIONS -