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WCC Championship Quotes
Release: Tuesday 04/18/2012 
by SMC Athletics

West Coast Conference
Post-Tournament Quotes

Ben Geyer
"It feels amazing, not only to win the WCC Championship but to also get my first collegiate win.  It was nice to get that monkey off my back.  I really approached today by just focusing on one shot at a time.  We talked about that at our team meeting yesterday and that's all I could really do.  Going into this week, my ball-striking was a little better than it had been in the last few tournaments.  Coach Hardy helped me out on the range early last week.  I hit the ball a lot better this week and that was a big help.  Everyone enjoys playing in big events.  But, I play good golf when I'm nervous and maybe that's a good thing.  I like summer golf a lot better, too.  I'm not a big fan of cold golf.  Winning the team championship is better than winning individually, that's for sure.  I know how much it means to Coach Hardy personally.  To finally get it done, was really special and I know he was just stoked."

Scott Hardy
"It feels good.  It has been a long time for me.  I started as a player in 1994 and I've been trying to win this tournament ever since.  We've been close, but haven't been able to pull it off.  It is something I've been trying to accomplish for a long time.  They key was really being patient, especially with the good start.  It is hard to follow that up.  We kind of struggled yesterday.  But, we came back today.  We have a different guy who seems to play a good round every time.  You never know who's going to do it.  All of our guys are capable of shooting a good score.  Our team drives the ball well and we have a couple of guys who can hit it long.  Everybody hits it pretty straight.  We have a couple of guys who can putt really well.  We really have a mix of strengths.  We have guys who have different strengths and they complement each other really well.  Ben (Geyer) is amazing.  He was a walk-on to our team and he has played himself into one of the best players in the conference and a top college player.  I am really proud of him.  The way he played last summer gave him a lot of confidence.  He knows he can win.  To go out there and shoot that score today...  66 is a great score on any course, let alone this course.  This course is really tough.  Ben is a gamer.  When he gets the pressure, he thrives on it.  He's put himself in a position for success and failed a couple of times and he's learned from him.  Some guys just have it within themselves to get it done in that position and he does that."