Oct. 6, 2009
(Reno, Nevada) - On the strength of their final day team score of 275, which was five strokes better than the other twelve competing schools, the USD Toreros finished in second place at the 2009 Wolf Pack Classic being played on the Wolf Run GC (par 72; 7,100 yards). Their final three-round team score of 849 (-15) came up just two strokes shy of Wichita State's winning tally of 847 (WSU shot a final round total of 280). Host Nevada (853), Kansas State & Fresno State (both at 855) rounded out the top five.
Newcomer Scott Brace, a junior from Suffolk, England, was USD's top finisher with a 6th place showing with his 6-under par 210 (68-73-69). Junior Gunner Wiebe moved up to a tie for 7th at 211 (73-68-70), while junior Ben Murray shot the team's low score on Tuesday as he fired a 5-under 67. Murray (76-74-67) tied teammate Joseph Harrison (76-72-69) for 17th place overall with a three-round total of 217. Newcomer Leon Knoll tied for 21st overall at 218 (74-70-74).
Dustin Garza of Wichita State shot a final round 71 to hold onto medalist honors with his 11-under par total of 205 (67-67-71). He was three strokes better than the runner-up duo of Bhavik Patel of Fresno State (71-67-70) and Joe Kinney of Kansas State (74-67-67). USD's Jason Shano, who was participating as an individual, tied for 13th overall at 215 (75-72-68).