Men's Golf To Compete At NCAA Western Regionals May 17-19 At Corvallis, Ore.
May 14, 2001
ARIZONA STATE MEN'S GOLF TRAVELS TO NCAA WESTERN REGIONAL MAY 17-19
TOURNAMENT DATE (SITE) RESULT/NOTESNCAA Ping Preview 9/25-26 (Durham, N.C.) ASU 8th/Jeff Quinney T-3Carpet Capital Collegiate 10/6-8 (Rock Face, Ga.) ASU T-9th/Jeff Quinney T-18Golf World Invitational 11/3-5 (Hilton Head, S.C.) ASU 18th/Jin Park T-51Taylor Made Intercoll. 2/14-17 (Waikoloa, Hawaii) ASU 2nd/Matt Jones 2ndUSC/Southwestern Classic 3/5-6 (Los Angeles, Calif.) ASU 1st/Jones, Park T-2ndUNLV Rebel Classic 3/9-11 (Las Vegas, Nev.) ASU 6th/Jeff Quinney 1stU.S. Collegiate Champ. 4/6-8 (Puarta Villarta, Mexico) ASU T-3rd/Matt Jones T-6thASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Inv. 4/13-14 (Tempe, Ariz.) ASU 1st/Matt Jones T-3rdStanford Invitational 4/20-21 (Stanford, Calif.) ASU 2nd/Jeff Quinney T-2ndPac-10 Championships 4/27-29 (Stanford, Calif.) ASU 2nd/Matt Jones 3rdNCAA West Regionals 5/17-19 (Corvallis, Ore.) Quinney/ASU champs in 1999NCAA Championships 5/30-6/2 (Durham, N.C.) ASU champs in `90 and `96
ASU OFF TO CORVALLIS: The Arizona State men's golf team will travel to the Trysting Tree Golf Club (par-72, 7,060 yards) May 17-19 for the NCAA West Regional. The top 10 teams from the West Regional will qualify for the NCAA Championships. The NCAA Championships will be held May 30-June 2, in Durham, N.C. The Sun Devils have finished in the top five at the NCAAs in five of the past six years and have won the Pac-10 title in seven of the past nine years. The Sun Devils also won national championships in 1990 and 1996. ASU is led by ninth-year head coach Randy Lein, the 1996 National Coach of the Year and a seven-time winner of Pac-10 Coach of the Year (five times at ASU and twice at USC). ASU has won the NCAA West Regional four times since it was instituted in 1989 (outright titles in 1995 and 1999 and tied for first in 1998 and 1991). ASU tied for sixth last year.
ASU'S LAST REGONAL TITLE: ASU led from start to finish at the 1999 NCAA West Regional held at Omni National Golf Course in Tucson. ASU shot a 10-under 854 (283-288-283) to beat UNLV by eight strokes. Jeff Quinney won the indivdiual title by three strokes over Nigel Spence of Colorado State and Michael Kirk of UNLV with a 7-under 209 (69-70-70).
NCAA: ASU is attempting to qualify for its 18th straight NCAA Championship, and six schools have made 12 straight trips. The schools and the consecutive years they have contended: Oklahoma St. (54), Clemson (19), ASU (17), Arizona (12), UNLV (12), North Carolina (12).
ON THE CHARTS: Jeff Quinney has won three collegiate tournaments. Quinney won the 2001 Las Vegas Intercollegiate, the 1999 NCAA West Regional and the 1999 ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational. A look at Quinney on the ASU wins list:
Rk. Name (Years) Wins1. Phil Mickelson (1989-92) 162. Billy Mayfair (1985-88) 83t. Paul Casey (1997-2000) 63t. Charlie Gibson (1972-75) 65. Todd Demsey (1992-95) 56. Howard Twitty (1970-72) 4 Scott Watkins (1978-79) 4 Dan Croonquist (1976-79) 49t. Jeff Quinney (1997-2000) 39t. Jim Carter (1981-84) 3
COACH RANDY LEIN: Randy Lein has coached 54 tournament wins in 19 seasons, tutored 40 All-Americans and added the top accolade in collegiate golf in 1995-96 - the NCAA title - to his collection as the Sun Devils won the title in Chattanooga, Tenn., with a three-stroke victory over UNLV at the Honors Course. In his ninth season as ASU's coach, Lein has guided ASU to 31 tournament victories (including a school record six in 1995-96), seven Pac-10 titles, three NCAA West Regional wins and seven top-10 finishes at the NCAAs including the 1996 title. In addition, Lein has tutored NCAA medalist Todd Demsey and 10 All-Americans (20 occasions): Todd Demsey (3), Chris Hanell (3), Paul Casey (3), Cade Stone, Chris Stutts, Joey Snyder (2), Scott Johnson (2), Darren Angel (2), Jeff Quinney (2) and Matt Jones (1). He has won Pac-10 Coach-of-the-Year five times (1993, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000) while at ASU and twice at USC (1980 and 1986). Lein (pronounced 'Line') is a 1975 graduate of CS Northridge.
THE LINEUP: Quick notes on the probable ASU lineup:
(1)-Senior Jeff Quinney-71.38 stroke average this year...has six top-10 finishes in nine appearances this year...2000 U.S. Amateur Champion...2001 co-Pac-10 Player of the Year...1999 second-team All-American...24-under in his past four tournaments with a 69.62 stroke average in that time...ranked third according to Golfweek.
(2)-Junior Matt Jones-71.61 stroke average this year...has five top-10 finishes in nine appearances this year...shot career-best 8-under 208 at Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational...shot a 3-under 213 (68-70-75) at U.S. Collegiate Championships in Mexico on April 6-8...honorable mention All-American in 2000...24-under in his past four tourneys with a 69.62 stroke average...ranked 14th according to Golfweek.
(3)-Senior Jin Park-74.00 stroke average this year...has played in 45 tournaments in career...shot a career-best 65 in first round of Pac-10 Championships last year at Karsten.
(4)-Freshman Chez Reavie-73.00 stroke average this year...true freshman from Mesa, Ariz.
(5)-Junior Brian Nosler-73.17 stroke average this year...tied for sixth at Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational...tied for ninth at Oregon Invitational.
2000 U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION JEFF QUINNEY: Tied for second at the Stanford/U.S. Intercollegiate with a 3-under 219 (71-67-72)...tied for sixth at ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE with a 7-under 209 (72-69-68)...won the Las Vegas Intercollegiate with a 13-under 203 on March 9-11 with a 69-67-67...13-under par was the second-best score of his career...career best was 15-under 201 at 1999 Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational (70-69-62)...tied for third at NCAA Ping Preview...tied for ninth at SAVANE All-American...tied for ninth at USC Southwestern Classic with 5-over 147 (76-71).
Year App Top 10 Rds. Avg. Low2000-01 9 6 26 71.38 671999-00 13 4 41 72.34 661998-99 13 5 40 72.50 621997-98 11 3 35 72.57 68Career 46 18 142 72.27 62
Low Round: 62 at the 1999 ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational, held in Tempe, in the third and final round.
JUNIOR MATT JONES: Finished third at Pac-10 Championships with an 11-under 273...tied for fourth at Stanford U.S. Intercollegiate with a 2-under 211...tied for third at ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational with 8-under 208 (69-69-70)...tied for sixth at Ford U.S. Collegiates with 213 (68-70-75)...tied for second at USC Southwestern Classic with 1-over 143 (73-70)...finished second at Taylor Made with 4-over 218 (74-75-69)...honorable mention All-American in 2000.
Year App Top 10 Rds. Avg. Low2000-01 10 6 28 71.61 681999-00 12 4 36 71.86 661998-99 8 2 26 73.38 68Career 30 12 90 72.22 66
Low Round: 65 at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, held in Tempe, in the second round on April 27.
SENIOR JIN PARK: Tied for second at USC Southwestern Classic with 143 (71-72)...has played in 45 career tournaments...one of two Sun Devils (Jeff Quinney is the other) to play on three Pac-10 title teams (1998-2000).
Year App Top 10 Rds. Avg. Low2000-01 10 1 29 74.00 671999-00 12 2 36 73.14 651998-99 12 1 36 73.97 661997-98 11 1 34 73.85 66Career 45 5 135 73.73 65
Low Round: 65 at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships, held in Tempe, in the first round.
NCAA NOTE: The Sun Devils averaged a 4.1 finish at the NCAAs in the 1990s, the best mark in the nation. Only Oklahoma State (4.5) averaged higher than an eighth-place finish.
NCAA West Regional Champions
Year Champ ASU Finish Individual Champion 1989 Arizona 2nd Robert Gamez (Arizona) 1990 UNLV 3rd* Hub Goyen (UNLV) 1991 ASU/UA T-1st *Warren Schutte (UNLV) 1992 Arizona* 2nd Harry Rudolph (Arizona) 1993 Arizona 2nd Manny Zerman (Arizona) 1994 UNLV 2nd Edward Fryatt (UNLV) 1995 ASU 1st Mike Sauer (New Mexico) 1996 Stanford 2nd* *Tiger Woods (Stanford) 1997 UNLV 2nd Aaron Oberholser (San Jose St.) 1998 ASU/UNM T-1st Paul Casey (ASU) 1999 ASU 1st Jeff Quinney (ASU) 2000 Arizona T-6th Michael Beard (Pepperdine)
*Eventual NCAA Champion
INDIVIDUAL REGIONAL HONORS: No player has won more than one NCAA West Regional. Paul Casey (1998) and Jeff Quinney (1999) are the only Sun Devils to earn the title.
SUN DEVILS AS PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: A list of Sun Devils who have won Pac-10 Player of the Year honors: Scott Watkins (1979 co-player of the year), Dan Forsman (1981 co-player of the year), Billy Mayfair (1987), Phil Mickelson (1990, 1991 and 1992), Todd Demsey (1994), Paul Casey (2000) and Jeff Quinney (2001 co-player of the Year).
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