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Redlands Athletics | March 3, 2014

Redlands ends in tie atop Las Vegas Desert Classic leaderboard

LAS VEGAS -- With senior Jeremy Gomberg earning medalist honors for the second time this spring, third-ranked Redlands excelled at the Las Vegas Desert Classic on Sunday and Monday by tying for first with Division II West Florida with a two-round score of 585.

While playing at the Paiute Golf Club, Gomberg bested the field of primarily NCAA Division II competitors with his score of 142, highlighted by his first-round tally of 69 to lead the tournament. In addition, he posted eight birdies while shooting minus-three on the par-five holes during the course of the event.

Sophomore John McCord shaved off seven strokes from his opening round to fire off a field-leading score of 69 on Monday. He finished the tournament with a score of 145, which placed him in a tie for fourth overall. McCord topped the competition by shooting even on 28 holes, to go along with a minus-one performance on the par fives.

Junior Bobby Holden, senior Mike Caston Jr. and senior Nick Johnson all finished within a stroke of each other to land among the top 30 of the tournament. Holden led this trio with two rounds of 75, while Caston (77-74) and Johnson (79-72) signed their scorecards with a 151.

Johnson was the only Bulldog to record an eagle at the tournament.