Ducks Tie for 19th at Thunderbird Invitational

April 14, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The 21st-ranked Oregon men's golf team shot a final round 293 Saturday to finish tied for 19th at the Thunderbird Invitational, played on the 7,027-yard, par-72 Karsten Golf Course. For the tournament, the Ducks were 17 strokes over par at 881, tied with Oregon State.

Led by Eugene native Jeff Quinney's course-record 62 in the final round, eighth-ranked Arizona State came back from nine strokes behind to win its own tournament by shooting a 12-under 276 Saturday. The Sun Devils finished at 25-under 839 (283-280-276), which was the second-best team score in the 29-year history of the tournament, and six strokes better than fourth-ranked Texas. Quinney tied for sixth overall at 7-under (72-69-68-209).

Junior Aaron Byers was Oregon's best golfer, shooting a 2-over 218 to tie for 60th. Senior Matt Genovese tied for 69th at 220, while sophomores Chris Carnahan and John Ellis tied for 87th at 223.

Oregon plays in its final regular season tournament April 21-22 at the U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford.

Thunderbird Invitational
Karsten Golf Course
Tempe, Ariz.
Final Round
7,027 yards, par-72

TEAM SCORES - 1, Arizona State, 283-280-276-839. 2, Texas, 284-270-291-845. 3, USC, 283-276-288-847. 4, Houston, 283-276-289-848. 5, Oklahoma State, 284-286-279-849. 6, Arizona, 282-288-282-852. 7, Brigham Young, 274-294-287-855. 8, New Mexico, 281-289-288-858. 9, Nevada-Las Vegas, 290-293-277-860. 10 (tie), Pepperdine, 288-279-294-861, Arizona State (Maroon), 284-287-290-861, California, 286-291-284-861. 13, UCLA, 296-286-281-863. 14, Oklahoma, 283-292-292-867. 15, Washington, 295-291-285-871. 16, Texas-El Paso, 295-290-292-877. 17, Virginia, 290-292-297-879. 18, Fresno State, 299-292-289-880. 19 (tie), Oregon, 291-297-293-881, Oregon State, 289-300-292-881. 21, Stanford, 303-292-292-887. 22, Cal State Northridge, 295-304-295-894.

OREGON FINISHERS - 60 (tie), Aaron Byers, 75-72-71-218. 69 (tie), Matt Genovese, 72-72-76-220. 87 (tie), John Ellis, 74-75-74-223, Chris Carnahan, 73-78-72-223. 107 (tie). Mike Sica, 72-80-82-234.

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