Byers Ties for Ninth at Taylor Made Waikoloa

Feb. 15, 2002

Kona, Hawaii - Oregon's Aaron Byers shot a final round 76 and finished tied for ninth Friday at the Taylor Made Waikoloa, played at the 7,074-yard, par 72 Waikoloa Kings' Course. Byers' three-day total of 1-over 217 was tied for ninth with seven other golfers and marked the senior from Albany's third top 10 finish in five events this season.

The Ducks shot a 308 Friday and moved up one spot to 20th in the final standings at 904. No. 1 Georgia Tech won the tournament at 4-under 860, with Oklahoma eight strokes back at 868. Individual medalist Troy Matteson led the Yellow Jacket charge with a final round 73 that put him at 6-under 210 for the tournament.

Junior John Ellis had a final round 76 for Oregon and finished tied for 64th at 226.

The Ducks return to the mainland for the Cleveland Southwest Invitational, March 4-5 in West Lake Village, Calif.

Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate
Final Round
Waikoloa Kings' Course
Kona, Hawaii
7,074 yards, Par-72

TEAM SCORES - 1, Georgia Tech, 281-285-294-860. 2, Oklahoma, 295-286-287-868. 3 (tie), Arkansas, 289-289-5297-875, Fresno State, 288-291-296-875, Nevada, 288-287-300-875. 6, Washington, 290-290-297-877. 7, Arizona State, 298-283-297-878. 8,Kansas, 292-285-302-879. 9 (tie), USC, 294-292-299-885, Houston, 293-300-292-885. 11 (tie), Stanford, 285-288-314-887, Texas Christian, 292-288-307-887, Pepperdine, 287-297-303-887. 14, Nevada-Las Vegas, 297-288-303-888. 15, Mississippi, 286-291-315-892. 16, Hawaii-Hilo, 296-290-310-896. 17, Texas A&M, 296-291-310-897. 18, Oregon State, 293-300-306-899. 19, Rhode Island, 291-300-312-903. 20, Oregon, 291-305-308-904. 21, Hawaii, 301-297-310-908. 22, UC Santa Barbara, 301-295-314-910. 23, Texas-El Paso, 299-294-332-925. 24, Nagoya, 303-315-314-932.

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS - 1, Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech, 67-70-73-210. 2, Nick Watney, Fresno State, 68-72-71-211. 3, Jason Allred, Pepperdine, 69-72-72-213. 4 (tie), Chez Reavie, Arizona State, 73-68-73-214, John Kidwell, Oklahoma, 74-69-71-214, Connor Robbins, Washington, 70-71-73-214. 7 (tie), Andy Doeden, Texas Christian, 71-72-72-215, Philip Rowe, Stanford, 69-67-79-215. 9 (tie), Aaron Byers, Oregon, 67-74-76-217, Beau Galyean, Arkansas, 72-72-73-217, Brock Mackenzie, Washington, 73-69-75-217, Travis Hurst, Kansas, 74-72-71-217, Kris Mikkelsen, Georgia Tech, 71-72-74-217, Brad McIntosh, Houston, 72-76-69-217, Chan Wongluekiet, Georgia Tech, 72173-73-217, Ben Flam, Arizona State, 72-73-72-217.

OTHER OREGON FINISHERS - 64 (tie), John Ellis, 75-75-76-226. 87 (tie), Mike Sica, 74-79-77-230. 93 (tie), Chris Heniff, 75-77-79-231. 113 (tie), Chris Carnahan,78-82-79-239.

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