Sept. 13, 2011
(Erie, CO) - The USD Toreros, under the direction of first year head coach Cory Scoggin
, shot a final round team score of 290 to finish in 4th place with a 7-under par total of 857 in the 15-team event. Host Colorado won the team title (840; -24), with New Mexico (845; -19) and Oklahoma (856; -8) rounding out the top three. USD senior Alex Ching
(Honolulu, HI) shot a final round score of 70 and finished in a tie for first place with Colorado's Beau Schoolcraft at 11-under par 205. Over the two days Ching fired rounds of 69-66-70 on the Colorado National Golf Club course (par 72; 7,741 yards).
A trio of Torero freshmen competed in their first tournament. Grant Forrest (East Lothian, Scotland) placed in the top-10 as he tied for 9th overall at 213 (71-69-73). Alexis Gemme-Piacente (Quebec, Canada) tied for 36th overall at 221 (75-73-73), while Linus Vaisanen (Helsinki, Finland) tied for 50th overall at 224 (70-80-74). Torero junior Leon Knoll (Pretoria, South Africa) rounded out USD scoring in a tie for 57th at 226 (75-74-77).
Following Ching and Schoolcraft in the top-five were John Catlin of New Mexico (3rd at 207; 71-67-69), Justin Shin of New Mexico State (4th at 208; 67-70-71), and Kevin Kring of Colorado (69-70-70) and Abraham Ancer of Oklahoma (66-71-72) both tying for 5th at 209.
The Toreros will next compete in the Air Force Invitational September 18-19.