Men's Golf Tied For 19th After Second Round Of Western Regionals

May 18, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The California men's golf team needs a strong final round at the Western Regionals Saturday to qualify for a berth in the NCAA Championships. The Bears are in 19th place after two rounds.

The No. 6 and favored Arizona State Sun Devils have all but clinched the NCAA West Men's Regional Golf Championship after firing an 11-under-par 277 total Friday to take a 17 shot lead into Saturday's final round. The Sun Devils are at -16, 560, the only team under par. The surprising and unranked UC Irvine Anteaters are second at 577, followed by No. 8 Arizona at 578.

Matt Jones led ASU with a brilliant 7-under-65 over the blustery Trysting Tree Golf Club. Jones is at 9-under for the tournament, two strokes better than teammate Jin Park. A total of nine golfers were able to break par in the second round, compared to 23 Thursday.

For Cal, Dong Yi and J.R. Ruda each shot a 76 (+5) in the second round on Friday and are tied for 42nd place individually.

The top 10 teams will advance to the NCAA Championships May 31-June 2 in Durham, N.C., making the final round a tight race. A total of nine shots separate sixth place Wake Forest and 17th place Fresno State.

The final round begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with the leaders teeing off first. The final round of NCAA Championships competition always begins with the lowest total teams in the event inclement weather forces suspension of the final round later in the day.

   1 Arizona State U.               -16         F         277   2 UC-Irvine                       +1         F         287   3 Arizona, U. of                  +2         F         289   4 UCLA                           +11         F         298   4 Stanford University            +11         F         303   6 Wake Forest Univ.              +14         F         302   7 Oregon State U.                +15         F         301   7 Washington, U. of              +15         F         301   7 Pacific, U. of the             +15         F         293  10 South Carolina                 +16         F         298  10 Pepperdine Univ.               +16         F         299  12 UNLV                           +18         F         300  12 San Diego State U.             +18         F         305  14 Oregon, U. of                  +20         F         294  15 Colorado State Univ.           +21         F         300  16 Southern California            +22         F         300  17 Fresno State Univ.             +23         F         301  18 Brigham Young Univ.            +27         F         307  19 New Mexico, U. of              +28         F         299  19 California, U. of              +28         F         302  21 Austin Peay State U.           +29         F         310  22 Nevada, Univ. of               +33         F         307  23 Tennessee, Univ. of            +37         F         316  24 Detroit Mercy, U. of           +43         F         324  25 Oral Roberts Univ.             +45         F         309  25 Navy                           +45         F         311  27 Weber State Univ.              +50         F         324

California Individuals 42 J.R. Ruda +5 F 76 42 Dong Yi +5 F 76 103 Peter Tomasulo +11 F 77 115 Lance Torrey +13 F 79 120 Walter Chun +14 F 73

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