Sept. 30, 2010
San Diego, Calif.- The 22nd-ranked University of San Diego men's golf team, coming off a 2nd-place finish at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in their season-opening tournament, will participate in the Wolf Pack Classic at the Edgewood-Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada on October 4th and 5th in their second tournament of the young season.
The Toreros are ranked No. 22 in the nation in the Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll for second week in a row after finishing second among the 18 teams that competed in the Falcon Invitational.
Juniors Gunner Wiebe and Alex Ching helped the Toreros to the runner-up finish as both Torero golfers placed in the top-10 among the 104 individual golfers. Wiebe tied for 3rd with a 3-under par total of 213 (72-69-72) on the Blue Course (7,363 yards) at the Eisenhower Golf Course, which was six shots behind the tournament winner Ryan Peterson of Colorado State. Ching tied for 10th with a score of 216 (73-70-73).
Seniors Scott Brace, Jason Shano and Kenneth McCready also participated in the season-opening tournament while freshman Manav Shah competed as an individual. The same five competitors, Wiebe, Ching, Brace, Shano, and McCready, will also represent USD in the team portion of the Wolf Pack Invitational. Ben Murray will be play in the event, but the senior will be competing as an individual only.
In the 2009 Wolf Pack Invitational, Brace was San Diego's top finisher, placing 6th with a score of 6-under par 210 at the Wolf Run Golf Course. Overall, with the help of a seventh-place finish by Wiebe and no Torero placing lower than 21st, USD captured a second-place finish in the '09 version of the tournament hosted by the University of Nevada.
The Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is located along the south shore of Lake Tahoe and notably has been the home to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship for the last 20 years. The course, which opened in 1968, is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of "America's Top Golf Courses."