Oct. 25, 2005
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San Jose, CA (Oct. 25) - Thanks to 17 birdies in the first round of the 2005 Santa Clara Invitational, Loyola Marymount University men's golfer Brian Locke took home the individual title on Tuesday, posting a final round 73 to finish at a 11-under par for the tournament. The Lions finished the 13-team field in third place with an overall score of 876.
Conditions in the final round played difficult compared to the first two rounds on Monday. After day one there were nine rounds below 70. However, the final day featured just one round of 68 as overall scores rose. The Lions finished with a final round of 299 to take third, trailing host Santa Clara by five strokes and tournament winner Boise State by nine strokes. The Lions finished a head of fellow West Coast Conference foes Saint Mary's (877) and San Francisco (892).
"The course was much more difficult today than it was on Monday," said Head Coach Alex Galvan. "Brian was really on top of his game in the first two rounds, hitting birdie on nearly half the holes he played. He did a good job of keeping his lead in the tougher playing conditions today. As a whole, our team continues to improve and that is very important during the fall season."
Locke, who tied a course record and tied an LMU program single round record with his opening round 64, finished with a 205. His 64 equaled the mark held by teammate Jason D'Amore and Nicolas Beauvy (1981). His total score of 205 is the second-best 54-hole total in program history, just two strokes behind D'Amore's 203 set a year ago.
As for D'Amore, he played as consistent golf possible, actually scoring better in the final round. After a pair of 73s on Monday, D'Amore posted a 72 to move two places in the standings to finish in a tie for 9th place. It was his seventh top-10 finish of his young career.
Sophomore Josh Escobedo finished the tournament with a 226, posting a final round of 77 on Tuesday for a tie at 28th. Two spots behind him was senior Chaz Inouye with a 227. He also finished with a 77. Junior Brendan von Doehren finished the tournament with a 239, good for 61st.
The Lions will take a break for a week before heading to the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate in Kahuka, HI on November 7-8.
- GO LIONS -