Beavs Finish Sixth At U.S. Intercollegiate

April 21, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - -

Oregon State senior golfer David Yarnes led the Beavers to a sixth-place finish at Stanford's U.S. Intercollegiate on Sunday, shooting a final-round 71 to tie for a season-best finish of seventh overall.

The Beavers recorded their highest finish of the year since they opened the season third at the Northwest Classic. OSU shot 293 on Sunday at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course, and totaled 872 for the weekend to finish two shots back of fifth-place Washington State.

OSU has three days off before hosting the Pacific-10 Championships Apr. 25-27 at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.

Yarnes, from Tucson, Ariz., shot an even-par 213 for the tournament, giving him a new three-round career-low and the second-highest finish of his career. He won the Cleveland Golf Classic last spring.

Junior Michael Jurgensen closed with a 71 Sunday to shoot a consistent 217 and tie for 17th. Jurgensen moved up the leaderboard after being tied for 27th Saturday to record his third top-20 finish of the year.

'Yarnes played solid today, as well as for the tournament' OSU coach Brian Watts said. 'Michael also played well. He made a few errors today, which cost him about 3-4 shots.

'Those two played a solid tournament, and that will give them confidence going into Pac-10s this week.'

OSU was in position to finish a few places higher after gaining ground with a second-round 287 on Saturday, but dropped one spot from fifth.

'It was a disappointing finish,' Watts said. 'We felt like we had a good opportunity that if we had a good score today, we could have moved up a few positions. Unfortunately, we ended up about where we started the day.

'Overall, (sixth) was a good finish for us this spring, and hopefully we can build on this for next week. It should give us some confidence.'

Daren Greig placed in the top half of the field with his tie for 33rd after shooting 7-over 220 and closing with a 75.

Brothers Sean and Todd Deacon shot 225 and 228, respectively.

Stanford's Philip Rowe made his way around his home course in 8-under 205 to nab a five-shot win over USC's Kevin Stadler.

USC earned a three-shot win over Stanford with a score of 848.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 284/852)

1. USC 278-287-283-848, 2. Stanford 288-284-286-858, 3. UCLA 285-293-284-862, 4. Oregon 282-296-287-865, 5. Washington State 291-293-286-870, 6. Oregon State 292-287-293-872, 7. UC-Irvine 294-291-288-873, 8. Texas Tech 293-291-291-875, 9. San Diego State 290-293-295-878, 10. Pacific 300-286-294-880, 11. California 300-302-285-887, 12. San Jose State 303-294-295-892, 13. Long Beach State 297-304-296-897, 14. Portland 307-306-286-899, 15. Santa Clara 300-299-301-900, 16. San Francisco 305-301-304-910, 17. San Diego 303-310-302-915.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (PAR 71/213)

1. Philip Rowe, Stanford 64-72-69-205, 2. Kevin Stadler, USC 69-69-72-210, 3. Jon Reehoorn, Washington State 68-73-70-211, 4. David Bolen, Texas Tech 70-71-71-212, 4. Ben Hayes, USC 69-71-72-212, 4. Chris Botsford, USC 72-73-67-212, 7. David Yarnes, Oregon State 72-70-71-213.

OREGON STATE SCORES

7. David Yarnes 72-70-71-213, t17. Michael Jurgensen 74-72-71-217, t33. Daren Greig 71-74-75-220, tt51. Todd Deacon 78-71-76-225, t65. Sean Deacon 75-74-79-228,

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