Oregon Finishes Fourth at Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate

Feb. 17, 2001

Although shooting their lowest round of the tournament (308-305-291--904), the Oregon men's golf team slipped from second to fourth place at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Invitational held on the Waikoloa Kings & Beach Golf Course. The Ducks finished behind only two, Texas (16th) and TCU (19th), of the seven top-20 ranked teams including No. 3 Georgia Tech, No. 5 USC, No. 8 Brigham Young, No. 16 (tie) San Diego State, and No. 18 Oklahoma.

Texas never lost sight of first place, coming in strong on the final day with a low round o f 281, to mark the six-stroke lead over second place Arizona State who combined for a total of 899. TCU turned in a third place finish with a 307-308-285--900 series. Nevada's Sprague Kolp moved up from third place to win the Intercollegiate tournament, shooting his lowest round of the series on Saturday (76-72-69--217). Arizona State's Matt Jones also moved up the final placing from fourth to second by shooting his tournament low, 69 (74-75-69--218).

The Ducks' squad finished within six strokes of one another, with two members finishing in the top-20 of the tournament. Oregon's top finisher was sophomore John Ellis, who recorded his season's highest finish at a tie for tenth, while also shooting the lowest round (71) for the Ducks on Saturday (77-76-71--224). Oregon teammate Chris Carnahan finished in a tie for 19th, shooting a 76-76-75--227 series. The Ducks' Brandon Harnden and Matt Genovese finished in a tie for 24th, while Aaron Byers finished in a tie for 37th.

'We played pretty good today, but just not good enough,' said Oregon's head men's golf coach Steve Nosler. 'A lot of teams played better than we did. I am very, very pleased with our finish. There were a lot of good teams here. I guess if there was one small regret, it would be that maybe we didn't finish a little stronger than we did today. But, we had a very successful tournament. I think this could be a kick off for the start of some real good things to happen for this team.'

Oregon's next tournament action will be on March 5-6 at the Cleveland SouthWestern Invitational.

Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate
Waikoloa, Hawaii - Kings Beach
February 17, 2001

Teams:

1. Texas - 302- 310-281--893, 2. ASU - 313-304-282--899, 3. TCU - 307-308-285--900, 4. Oregon - 308-305-291--904, 5. Oklahoma - 325-303-285--913, 6. Southern California - 320-307-287--914, 7. BYU - 317-311-288--916, T8. Georgia Tech - 321-320-282--923, T8. Washington - 336-307-280--923, 10. Nevada - 329-308-289--926, 11. UCLA - 320-319-289--928, 12. CSU-Bakersfield - 315-327-289--931, 13. Texas A&M - 332-304-296--932, T14. Hawaii - 334-317-286--937, T14. Rhode Island - 321-324-292--937, 16. Oregon State - 334-307-297--938, 17. UC-Santa Barbara - 331-313-295--939, 18. San Diego State - 336-309-295--940, T19. Pepperdine - 328-314-300--942, T19. Arkansas - 333-310-299--942, T21. Southern Methodist - 349-314-291--954, T21. San Francisco - 343-318-293--954, 23. Nagoya Univ Commerce - 334-321-303--958, 24 Hawaii-Hilo - 358-318-302--978.

Individuals:
1. Sprague Kolp, Nevada - 76-72-69--217, 2. Matt Jones, ASU - 74-75-69--218, T3. Scott Miller, BYU - 75-72-73--220, T3. Matt Dobyns, Texas - 70-83-67--220, 5. Adam Rubinson, TCU - 79-74-68--221, 6. Cody Freeman, Oklahoma - 81-73-68--222, T7. Alex Kuyumjian, USC - 78-75-70--223, T7. Matt Brost, Texas - 75-72-76--223, T7. Jason Hartwick, Texas - 80-77-66--223, T10. Scott Volpitto, TCU - 74-77-73--224, T10. John Ellis, Oregon - 77-76-71--224, T10. Parker McLachlin, UCLA - 75-75-74--224.

Oregon:
T10. John Ellis, 77-76-71--224, T19. Chris Carnahan, 76-76-75--227, T24. Brandon Harnden, 76-79-73--228, T24. Matt Genovese, 79-77-72--228, T37. Aaron Byers, 81-76-75--232.

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