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The back-2-back  West Coast Conference Golf Champions.
The back-2-back West Coast Conference Golf Champions.
GOLF | Gaels Win Second-Straight WCC Championship
Release: Tuesday 04/17/2013 
by SMC Athletics

BREMERTON, Wash. -- The Saint Mary's golf team made history for the second-straight year as it survived a late challenge from rival San Francisco to win consecutive West Coast Conference championships for the first time in school history.

The Gaels registered a 4-over par 292 today to finish the 54-hole tournament with an 8-over par 872 and finished with a two-stroke victory over the second-place Dons. 

BYU, Gonzaga and San Diego each finished in a tie for third-place at 16-over par, while Pepperdine finished sixth at 17-over.  Loyola Marymount finished seventh and Santa Clara ended-up eighth at Gold Mountain Golf Club.

Individually, senior Ben Geyer and sophomore Jonathan De Los Reyes each finished in a 4-way tie for seventh-place at 1-over par for the tournament.  San Diego sophomore Grant Forrest earned medalist honors by four-strokes over second-place James Fahy of Gonzaga with a 6-under par 210.

Senior Mac McClung finished tied for 11th overall at 3-over par, while junior Alex Bungert tied for 18th at 6-over.  Classmate Dalan Refioglu earned sole possession of 22nd place with an 8-over par 224. 

The WCC also announced its all-league teams with De Los Reyes, Geyer and McClung each earning first-team honors.  Geyer was named the WCC's Co-Player of the Year, along with BYU's Zac Blair.  Scott Hardy was named the WCC Coach of the Year for the seventh time.