Oregon Men's Golf In 2nd After First Day of U.S. Intercollegiate

April 21, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - The 23rd-ranked University of Oregon men's golf team is in second place after the first day of the U.S. Intercollegiate at the par-72 Stanford Golf Course on Saturday. The Ducks shot a first round 562 (283-279), just five strokes behind first place Arizona.

Oregon was led by junior Aaron Byers who finished the first day in second place with a composite score of 137 (69-68), only two strokes out of the lead. Not far behind him was teammate, sophomore John Ellis who shot a season best 68 in the second round to finish tied for fourth (71-68-139).

Arizona led the team competition after 36 holes, with a score of 557 (280-277). Arizona's Chris Nallen finished as the individual leader at nine under par (69-66-135).

The Ducks' Chris Carnahan (72-72) and Matt Genovese (73-71) finished tied for 22nd with 144. Oregon junior Branden Harnden shot a 148 (71-77) to tie for 51st .

The U.S. Intercollegiate will continue on Sunday at Stanford Golf Course.
U.S. Intercollegiate
Stanford Golf Course
Stanford, Calif.
First and Second Round
6,786 yds. - par-72

TEAM SCORES1, Arizona, 280-277-557. 2, Oregon, 283-279-562. 3, Arizona State, 288-276-564. 4, UCLA, 296-278-574. 5. USC, 292-285-577. 6, Oregon State, 297-281-578. 7, Stanford, 290-289-579. 8, Pacific, 296-285-581. 9, California, 296-290-586. 10, San Jose State, 297-294-591. 11, Washington, 303-290-593. 12 (tied), UC-Irvine, 295-300-595. San Diego, 301-294-595. Santa Clara, 298-297-595. 15, Long Beach State, 306-293-599. 16, Portland, 305-295-600. 17, Washington State, 301-302-603. 18, San Francisco, 314-310-624.

TOP INDIVIDUALS1, Chris Nallen, Arizona, 69-66-135. 2, Aaron Byers, Oregon, 69-68-137. 3, Jeff Quinney, Arizona State, 71-67-138. 4, John Ellis, Oregon, 71-68-139. 5, (tied) Matt Jones, Arizona State, 70-70-140. J.T. Kohut, UCLA, 72-68-140. Michael Jurgensen, Oregon State, 71-69-140. David Williams, Oregon State, 72-68-140. 9 (tied), Ricky Barnes, Arizona, 74-67-141. Andy Connell, Arizona, 67-74-141. Anthony Arvidson, Oregon State, 76-65-141. J.R. Ruda, California, 74-67-141.

OTHER OREGON SCORES22, (tied) Chris Carnahan, 72-72-144, Matt Genovese, 73-71-144. 51 (tied), Brandon Harnden, 71-77-148.

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