USF uses 18th-hole heroics to win WCC

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

San Francisco rallied on the final hole of regulation to win its tenth West Coast Conference Championship and first since 1990.

The Dons’ four scorers played No. 18 at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in 4 under par, including an eagle by Chris Cunningham, to finish at 2-under 862 and beat Loyola Marymount by a stroke. LMU played the 18th in 2 under par. San Diego and No. 35 Pepperdine finished third at 2 over par.

San Francisco, ranked No. 112 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, earned the conference's automatic bid to the postseason.

LMU’s Greg Moss, No. 458 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won the individual title, shooting a final-round 74 to finish at 7-under 209, one stroke ahead of USF’s Domingo Jojola.

San Francisco was helped by a second-round 271, which included a 64 from Kurt Nino and 67 from Jojola. The Dons’ other three players all shot 70 in the second round.