In what Head Coach Bill Imwalle is calling, "the best" his team has played all year, the Oaks Golf Team put together a successful Holy Names Tournament performance. A third place finish coupled with Menlo showing signs of definite improvement capped off a stellar day at Chuck Corica Golf Course. Holy Names won the event with Simpson earning a second place finish.
As a team the Oaks shot a first round 326, but a ten stroke improvement allowed Menlo to wrap up the day with momentum, compiling a second round 316. Paving the way for the Oaks was junior Javier Garcia who earned top billing amongst the team with an overall score of 159, while shooting the best round on the afternoon with a 76 in the second.
Menlo was also the recipient of strong contributions from junior Cameron Showecker and senior Cody Grimes who continued their consistent seasons, as Showecker earned a 160 and Grimes a 161. Showecker also compiled the best first round score amongst the Oaks with a 77. Sophomore Trevyn Reese was able to put together a solid day with a combined score of 162 over his two rounds.
With the 3rd place mark the Oaks conclude their fall slate of tournaments with the aforementioned Coach Imwalle enthusiastic about his team's chances heading into 2012, saying that, "The way we played in the Holy Names Tournament should give us confidence for the spring."
Menlo won't hit the links again until March 11th as they make the trip up to Redding for the Simpson Tournament.