Men's Golf In Seventh At Western Intercollegiate

April 2, 2001

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - - Anthony Arvidson shot a 69 in Monday's second round of the Western Intercollegiate men's golf tournament, and is tied for eighth with 18 holes to play on Tuesday. Oregon State is tied with Stanford for seventh after shooting 293-295--588 in the opening rounds. Only nine shots separate OSU from third-place Pacific.

Arvidson, the lone senior on the squad, shot a 73 in the morning round, and stands at two over par 142 at the par-70 Pasatiempo Golf Club. Arvidson has a string of ten consecutive top-25 finishes - a span that includes four top-10s.

'Anthony had a couple of birdies coming in on the second round, which really helped us as a team,' OSU coach Mike Ketcham said. 'He continues to play big for us when we need him, and you expect that of him as a senior.'

David Yarnes shot 72-75--147 on Monday to forge a tie for 25th.

'David probably got the most out of his round of anyone on the team in the first round,' Ketcham commented.

Todd Deacon shot 149 and Michael Jurgensen carded a 150 to tie for 38th and 45th, respectively, while Sean Deacon stands at 88th after shooting 164.

'The greens are very, very fast,' Ketcham said. 'We have to be extremely patient on these greens, and I think a couple of our players lost their patience at times today. You really can't do that on this course.

'We've got a chance to be in the hunt tomorrow, so we'll just take it one shot at a time and one hole at a time and see what happens.'

San Diego State's Lars Johansson leads the individual competition after taming the course with a 65-67--132, and Oregon leads the field after posting a 284-287--571.

TEAM SCORES

1. Oregon 571, 2. Washington 577, 3. Pacific 579, 4. California 582, 5. UC-Irvine 585, 5. San Diego State 585, 7. Stanford 588, 7, Oregon State 588, 9. Hawaii 589, 10. UC-Santa Barbara 590, 11. San Jose State 592, 11. Fresno State 592, 13. Kansas 595, 14. Ohio State 600, 15. Pepperdine 601, 15. Nevada 601, 17. Long Beach State 610, 18. Santa Clara 615.

INDIVIDUAL (PAR 70)

1. Lars Johansson, SDSU 132, 2. Jason Higton, Pacific 136, 3. Daniel Timmons, Fresno State 139, 4. Chris Carnahan, Oregon 140, 5. Jeff Wood, UC-Santa Barbara 141, Corey Pruch, Washington 141, John Ellis, Oregon 141.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T8. Anthony Arvidson 73-69--142, t25. David Yarnes 72-75--147, t38. Todd Deacon 73-76--149, t45. Michael Jurgensen 75-75--150, 88. Sean Deacon 85-79--164.

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