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Anders Engell registered his third second-place finish of the season.
Anders Engell registered his third second-place finish of the season.
GOLF | Engell Leads Gaels To Runner-up Finish
Release: Tuesday 04/03/2012 
by SMC Athletics

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Senior Anders Engell earned individual runner-up honors and the Saint Mary's golf team registered its seventh top-three tournament finish today at the OGIO UCSB Invitational at Sandpiper Golf Club.

The Gaels finished the 54-hole tournament with a 1-under par 863 to finish behind team titleist Long Beach State's 854.  Host UCSB finished third with a 12-over par 876.

The event marked the end of the regular-season for Saint Mary's.  The Gaels will join the rest of the West Coast Conference golf teams at the annual league championships April 16-18 at San Juan Oaks Golf Course in Hollister, Calif.

Engell, who has been one of the hottest golfers in the country over the last month, finished just one stroke behind LBSU's Xander Schauffele after firing rounds of 69-67-73 for a 7-under par 209.  The Oslo, Norway native has four-straight top-5 finishes and has been the tournament runner-up in three of his last four outings.

Junior Mac McClung of Fremont, Calif. finished in a tie for ninth-place overall with rounds of 72-70-75 for a 1-over 217 on the 7,068-yard, par 72 course.  Senior Eric Grimberg went 73-71-76 for a 16th-place finish at 4-over 220.

Ben Geyer tied for 17th-place overall at plus-5 after shooting rounds of 70-72-79 for a three-round total of 221.  Sophomore Alex Bungert improved each round, firing scores of 77-76-75 for a total of 228.


OGIO UCSB Invitational
Sandpiper Golf Club
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Dates: 4/2-3/2012
Par 72, 7068 yards

Fin.  Team                             Scores         Total    Par
   1  Long Beach State...............  282  287  285    854    -10
   2  Saint Mary's (CA)..............  284  280  299    863     -1
   3  UC Santa Barbara...............  293  296  287    876    +12
t  4  Loyola Marymount...............  288  294  302    884    +20
t  4  Sacramento State...............  297  294  293    884    +20
   6  Southern Utah..................  292  295  298    885    +21
   7  CSU Northridge.................  308  292  295    895    +31
   8  University of British Columbia.  307  292  297    896    +32
   9  Seattle University.............  295  294  311    900    +36
  10  Cal State Bakersfield..........  303  301  299    903    +39
  11  Wyoming........................  294  307  308    909    +45
  12  Santa Clara....................  307  304  305    916    +52
  13  UC Riverside...................  298  308  311    917    +53


Fin.  Player                Scores        Total    Par
   2  Anders Engell........ 69   67   73    209     -7
t  9  Mac McClung.......... 72   70   75    217     +1
  16  Eric Grimberg........ 73   71   76    220     +4
t 17  Ben Geyer............ 70   72   79    221     +5
t 39  Alex Bungert......... 77   76   75    228    +12
t 61  Kevin Smith.......... 75   79   81    235    +19