Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, with an enrollment of a little more than 4,000, took on the big boys in the Inverness Intercollegiate and claimed the title by one stroke over Michigan State when the final round was canceled by rain and lightning at famed Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
Coach Scott Hardy’s Galloping Gaels posted a score of 280-278—558, 5-under-par, while Michigan State wound up at 276-283—559.
UCLA totaled 282-283—565 to tie for third with Michigan, which finished at 285-280—565.
Washington was fifth at 284-285—569, followed by Ohio State at 284-287—571, while
Miami (Ohio) shot 288-285—573 to tie for seventh with Northern Illinois, which came in at 283-290—573.
Fresno State was ninth at 289-292—581, followed by Mercer at 287-295—582.
Kaleb Johnson of Michigan State totaled 65-69—134 to share the individual title with Nick Heinen of Oklahoma State, who totaled 68-66—134, and Kyle Mueller of Michigan was third at 68-67—135.
Pavan Sagoo of Saint Mary’s carded a score of 69-68—137 to tie for fourth with Daniel Wetterich of Ohio State, who shot 68-69—137, while Hidetoshi Yoshihara of UCLA wound up at 67-71—138 to tie for sixth with Nick Carlson of Michigan, who also finished at 67-71—138, and Henry Lee of Washington, who came in at 68-70—138.
Cole Madey of UCLA posted a score of 71-68—139 to tie for ninth with Michael Sharp
Michigan State, who finished at 68-71—139, and Tyson Reeder of Oklahoma State, who wound up at 70-69—139.
Rounding out the scoring for Saint Mary’s were Perry Cohen, who shot 69-71—140 to finish in a tie for 12th that included Gaels teammate Ash Hakim, who totaled 70-70—140, while Blake Hathcoat tied for 15th at 72-69—141, Connor Blick tied for 54th at 76-72—148, and Mikey Slesinski tied for 69th at 76-75—151.
Greg Gildea led Fresno State in a tie for 31st at 73-71—144.