Rick Lamb wins Gifford Collegiate by two shots

Rick Lamb, who played his first two seasons of collegiate golf at Santa Clara before transferring to Tennessee, won the Gifford Collegiate in San Martin, Calif., on Wednesday.

The senior shot a 1-under-par 71 at CordeValle to finish at 6-under 207 for a two-shot victory over David Fink (71) of Oregon State and Camerson Wilson (74) of Stanford. Lamb started the round tied for second and two shots behind Wilson.

"We are extremely proud and excited for Rick," UT coach Jim Kelson said in a school release. "He has been a great leader for this team. He has worked very hard on his game and it is great to see those efforts pay off. This was a big win for Rick and our program against a very strong field."

The Vols finished fourth in the 10-team tournament, shooting a 20-over 1085.

Fifth ranked UCLA finished at 3-under and had four individuals in the top 10 to beat Stanford by eight shots.

It's the second career tournament victory for Lamb, who won the Yale Spring Open last season.

Also for UT, Thomas Dunne (72) and Marshall Talkington (74) tied for 26th at 219, Chad Merzbacher (76) tied for 36th at 221 and Jay Vandeventer (77) and Michael Nagy (79) tied for 41st at 223.

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