Men's Golf Finishes 18th In Hawaii

Feb. 15, 2002

WAIKOLOA, Haw. - -

The Oregon State men's golf team shot a 306 in the final round of the TaylorMade Intercollegiate on Friday, bringing their tournament total to 899 and giving the Beavers an 18th-place finish at the par-72 Kings' Course in Waikoloa, Haw.

Senior David Yarnes capped another consistent tournament for the Beavers by finishing tied for 26th. A final-round 75 gave him a total of 4-over-par 220 after opening with a 70 on Wednesday. The senior has finished no lower than 32nd in any tournament this year.

The only other senior on the team, Todd Deacon, turned in one of his most consistent tournaments of the year, as he closed with a 74 after two 75s to open the week. Deacon's three-round total of 224 equaled his best score of the year and put him in a tie for 50th.

Michael Jurgensen and Chance Holmes shot 229 and 232, respectively, while David Williams closed out the scoring with a 239.

Top-ranked Georgia Tech claimed an eight-stroke win with its 4-under 860 to beat out Oklahoma by eight shots, while Tech's Troy Matteson earned a one-shot win over Fresno State's Nick Watney.

OSU's next action will be March 3-5 at the Cleveland Golf Southwestern Intercollegiate.

TEAM SCORES (par 288-288-288-864)

1. Georgia Tech 281-285-294-860, 2. Oklahoma 295-286-287-868, 3. Arkansas 289-289-297-875, 3. Fresno State 288-291-296-875, 3. 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. USC 294-292-299-885, 9. Houston 293-300-292-885, 11. Stanford 285-288-314-887, 11. TCU 292-288-307-887, 11. Pepperdine 287-297-303-887, 14. UNLV 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. UTEP 299-294-332-925, 24. Nagoya University of Commerce 303-315-314.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (par 72)

1. Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech 67-70-73-210, 2. Nick Watney, Fresno State, 72-68-71-211, 3. Jason Allred, Pepperdine 69-72-72-213, 4. Chez Reavie, Arizona State 73-68-73-214, 4. John Kidwell, Oklahoma 74-69-71-214, 4. Connor Robbins, Washington 70-71-73-214.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T26. David Yarnes 70-75-75-220, t50. Todd Deacon 75-75-74-224, t83. Michael Jurgensen 72-76-81-229, t99. Chance Holmes 76-79-77-232, t113. David Williams 85-74-80-239.

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