Gauchos Open Season With 9th-Place Finish at Wolf Pack Classic

Russell Boring (Photo by Steve Chen)

STATELINE, Nev. - Russell Boring shot a 5-over par 221 to finish tied for 10th-place and the UC Santa Barbara golf team opened its 2011-12 season with a ninth-place finish at the Wolf Pack Classic at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.

Boring was 1-under par after the first round but shot a pair of 3-over par 75s in the second and third rounds.  Junior Marshall Colby, in his first action as a Gaucho, tied for 44th-place with a 14-over par 230.

As a team, UCSB was in second-place after shooting a 295 in the first round, but slipped to fifth after two rounds and ninth out of 14 schools after the final 18 holes.

Kei Kita (tied for 56th with a 16-over 232), Tyler Sterk (tied for 60th with a 17-over 233) and Michael Haeri (tied for 74th with a 24-over 240) rounded out the Gaucho five. 

San Jose State won the team competition with a three-round score of 881, five shots better than the host University of Nevada and 10 better than Loyola Marymount.  The Spartans' Jay Myers won medalist honors, carding a 1-under par 215, two shots better than Nevada's Brian Knoll and Sacramento State's Jordan Weir who each shot 1-over par 217.

UCSB is off for two weeks before playing its second and final fall tournament.  The Gauchos will travel to the Bill Cullum Invitational at Wood Ranch Country Club in Simi Valley, Calif., on Oct. 17 and 18.  The tournament is hosted by Cal State Northridge.

After the Bill Cullum Invite, UCSB will be off until Feb. 18 when it travels to the Folino Invitational at the Industry Hills Golf Course.