Men's Golf To Compete In The Prestige

Nov. 1, 2001

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This Week: The Stanford men's golf team will co-host the second annual Prestige on November 4-6 at the Desert Willow Golf Resort on the Firecliff Course (par 72, 7,056 yards) in Palm Desert, Calif. The 20 team field will play 36 holes on Nov. 5 and 18 holes on Nov. 6.

The Tournament Field: A total of 20 schools representing the nation's top academic and golf-playing universities will participate in the Prestige this weekend: Stanford, UC-Davis, Northwestern, Air Force, Pepperdine, Rice, Texas Christian, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Yale, University of San Diego, University of the Pacific and Team British Columbia.

Last Meet At The Nelson Invitational: The Cardinal shot a three-day total of eight-under par 844 to tie for second while Washington claimed the tournament title with a 13-under 839 at the 2001 Nelson Invitational at the Stanford Golf Course. The University of Toledo tied with Stanford for second. The Cardinal placed four golfers in the top-25 individually. Jim Seki led the Cardinal with a tie for fourth after firing a three-day total of four-under par 209. Philip Rowe tied for seventh at three-under par 210. Freshman Kevin Blue tied for 12th with a two-under 211, while Blake Mastalir tied for 21st with a 214. North Carolina State's Justin Walers shot a seven-under par 206 for the tourney to take top individual honors.

Last Year At The Prestige: Stanford, led by individual champion Jimmy Lee, finished third in The Prestige last year. Northwestern won the 15-team tournament with a nine-under-par 855 after shooting a final round of 283 (-5). The Cardinal finished three strokes off the pace with a six-under 858, defeating its nearest Pac-10 competitor, Washington, by 19 shots. Lee finished tied with Pepperdine's Michael Beard at six-under 210 after 54 holes to set up a playoff. Philip Rowe shot a final round 71 to finish in seventh place at 213 (-3), while George Downing posted his highest finish of the season as he checked in tied for 18th with a four-over 220.

Up Next: The Prestige ends the Cardinal's fall season tournament schedule. Stanford will begin the spring season in February when they travel to Hawaii.

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