Men Golfers Tied for 13th at Palm Desert

Nov. 5, 2001

PALM DESERT, Calif. - The University of Oregon men's golf team opened the Prestige at Palm Desert tournament with a 4-over 292 that was tied for 13th with Northwestern and No. 21 Pepperdine Monday at the 7,056-yard, par-72 Desert Willow course. Second round action was suspended due to darkness and will be completed Tuesday morning beginning at 8 a.m. prior to the final round.

Senior Aaron Byers had a 2-under 70 and was tied for 12th. It was Byers' lowest round since shooting a 67 in the season-opening Northwest Collegiate Classic. After Byers, the Ducks were closely grouped with Chris Carnahan at 73, John Ellis at 74, Brandon Harnden at 75 and Jimmy White at 76. The 75 was Harnden's lowest round since a 69 in the first tournament of the year.

UC Davis and Kansas shared the team lead at 278, followed by No. 17 Washington at 280 and Colorado at 281. Tournament favorite and eight-ranked Texas Christian was fifth at 282.

Prestige at Palm Desert
Desert Willow Course
Palm Desert, Calif.
First Round
7,056 Yards, Par-72

TEAM SCORES - 1 (tie), Kansas, 278, UC Davis, 278. 3, Washington, 280. 4, Colorado, 281. 5, Texas Christian, 282. 6, UCLA, 283. 7, Rice, 286. 8 (tie), Pepperdine, 287, North Carolina, 287, UC Irvine, 287. 11, San Diego, 289. 12, Stanford, 291. 13 (tie), Oregon, 292. Northwestern, 292, Pacific, 292. 16, UC Santa Barbara, 296. 17, UC San Diego, 299. 18, Yale, 300. 19, Air Force, 305. 20, Simon Fraser, 307.

TOP TEN INDIVIDUALS - 1, Travis Hurst, Kansas, 64. 2, Dustin Bray, North Carolina, 65. 3 (tie), David Isaacson, San Diego, 67, Jason Boyd, UC Davis, 67. 5(tie), Brock MacKenzie, Washington, 68, John Merrick, UCLA, 68, Matt Toohey, 68, Sang-Eun Ji, UCLA, 68. 9 (tie), Troy McKinley, Pacific, 69, Joe Liley, Colorado, 69, Bret Guetz, Texas Christian, 69. 12 (tie), Aaron Byers, Oregon, 70, Philip Rowe, Stanford, 70, Will Johnson, UC Davis, 70, Chris Marshall, Kansas, 70, John Robertson, Washington, 70, Kane Weber, Colorado, 70, Scott Gordon, UC Davis, 70, Brian Six, UC Santa Barbara, 70, Mark Helper, San Diego, 70, Kevin Stevens, UC Irvine, 70.

OTHER OREGON FINISHERS - 42 (tie), Chris Carnahan, 73. 53 (tie), John Ellis, 74. 65 (tie), Brandon Harnden, 75. 74 (tie), Jimmy White, 76.

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