Men's Golfers End Season At US Intercollegiate
April 23, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. -- In a field that featured some of the best collegiate men's golf teams in the country, Northern Colorado faced an uphill battle when it began play in the US Intercollegiate tournament Saturday, April 19, at Stanford Golf Course.
And the end result Sunday, April 20, wasn't a surprise -- the Bears shot 946 (+106) over 36 holes and came in last in the field of 17 teams. But Chuck Scheinost's squad will learn from the experience and use it as a springboard to next year.
The University of Southern California won the event after turning in a 828 (-12) three-day total. The event-host Cardinal came in second (841, +1) and California and UCLA (857, +17) tied for third.
Individually, freshmen Stephen Bidne (St. Paul, Minn.) had the best tournament for the Bears, shooting a 76, 75 and 77 over his three rounds. His 228 (+18) three-day total left him in a tie for 58th and was 35 strokes lower than the average three-day score for the tournament.
Senior Kyle Burns (Colorado Springs, Colo.) shot 79, 82 and 76 (237, +27) and tied for 81st; junior Richard Lash (Dillon, Colo.) shot 78, 84 and 77 (239, +29) to come in 83rd; freshman Alberto Dell'Anna (Platja d'Aro, Spain) came in 85th after shooting 86, 83, 76 (245, +35); and junior Derek Hofmeister was right behind in 86th with rounds of 83, 87, 77 (247, +37).
Southern California's Rory Hie won the individual title with a 10-under-par 200 (62, 71, 67).