Men's Golf Hosts US Intercollegiate This Weekend

April 17, 2002

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This Week:
The Stanford men's golf team plays host on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, to the 2002 US Intercollegiate on the Stanford Golf Course (par-71, 6835 yards). The 16-team field will play 36 holes on Saturday, followed by a final round of 18 holes on Sunday. Both days will feature a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

The Tournament Field:
A total of 16 schools will participate in the US Intercollegiate this weekend: Stanford, UC Irvine, Oregon, UCLA, San Francisco, USC, California, Pacific, Texas Tech, Long Beach State, Portland, San Jose State, San Diego State, Santa Clara, Washington State and San Diego.

Last Meet At The ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invite.:
The Cardinal shot their best round of the tournament in the final day of the 30th annual ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational with a 285 last Saturday. Stanford placed 13th with a three round total of 866, two-over par. Texas (832), Arizona State (838) and Pepperdine (839) took the top-three team places. Jim Seki fired a two-under par 68 in the final round to tie for seventh place with a total of 208. Philip Rowe carded a four-under 66 on the last day to finish with a 212 and tied for 25th. Blake Mastalir (223), Pat Phillips (224) and George Downing (228) finished tied for 72nd, 77th and 84th. Ron Won competed individually and tied for 47th with a three-round total of 217.

Last Year At The US Intercollegiate:
Stanford finished in fifth place at last year's US Intercollegiate, while Arizona won the event with a three round total of 837. Rounding out the top five are Arizona State (852), UCLA (858), USC (859) and Stanford (863). Alex Aragon and Philip Rowe were the top Cardinal finishers, tying for 14th individually with a score of 214. Jim Seki tied for 26th shooting a total of 217 while teammate Jimmy Lee tied for 43rd, carding a 221. George Downing, competing as an individual, tied for 58th with a 225. Eric Dahlberg finished tied for 77th after shooting a 229 and Ron Won, competing as an individual, tied for 86th with a 232 on the weekend. Arizona's Chris Nallen took top honors individually firing a seven-under par 206.

US Intercollegiate Tournament History (last five years):
2001 -- Arizona (837) ... Chris Nallen, Arizona (206)
2000 -- California (855) ... Han Lee, California (207)
1999 -- BYU (852) ... Michael Beard, Pepperdine (206) *in playoff
1998 -- UCLA (877) ... Herbert Forester, Pacific and Rich Barcelo, Nevada (214)
1997 -- USC (851) ... Joel Kribel, Stanford (208)

Up Next:
The Cardinal will travel to Corvallis, Oregon to compete in the Pacific-10 Championships. Competition begins on Thursday, April 25 and continues until Saturday, April 27 at the Trysting Tree Golf Club.

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