Yarnes Earns Pac-10 Honorable Mention

April 30, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - -

Oregon State senior golfer David Yarnes earned Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention in voting done by conference head coaches, the Pac-10 announced Monday.

Yarnes, a native of Tucson, Ariz., led OSU in scoring average this year with a 73.45 mark, and finished the season with four finishes in the top 20.

Recently, Yarnes led the Beavers to a third-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships, firing a 1-over 289 to finish tied for seventh overall.

Yarnes' best finish since transferring to Oregon State as a junior for the 2000-01 season was a win at USC's Cleveland Golf Classic in the spring of 2001.

USC's Kevin Stadler earned Pac-10 Player of the Year honors for his efforts this year, which included six top-five finishes. Teammate Ben Hayes earned Freshman of the Year honors.

Washington State coach Walt Williams got the nod for Coach of the Year after guiding the Cougars to top-five finishes in 11 of the team's 13 tournaments.

ALL-PAC-10 FIRST TEAM

Name		School		Yr.	HometownBrock Mackenzie	Washington	So.	Yakima, Wash.Chris Nallen	Arizona		So.	Blairstown, N.J.Philip Rowe	Stanford		Sr.	Cornwall, UKJim Seki		Stanford		Jr.	Honolulu, HawaiiKevin Stadler	USC		Sr.	Englewood, Colo.Peter Tomasulo	California	So.	Long Beach, Calif.Dustin White	Washington St.	Jr.	Pueblo West, Colo.

ALL-PAC-10 SECOND TEAMName School Yr. HometownRicky Barnes Arizona Jr. Stockton, Calif.Aaron Byers Oregon Sr. Albany, Ore.John Merrick UCLA So. Long Beach, Calif.Chez Reavie Arizona State So. Mesa, Ariz.Jon Reehoorn Washington St. Sr. Burlington, Wash.John Robertson Washington Jr. Olympia, Wash.

Honorable Mention: Chris Carnahan, Oregon, Jr.; John Ellis, Oregon, Jr.; Ben Hayes, Fr., USC; Breene Murphy, UCLA, Fr.; Scott Oxandaboure, So., USC; David Oh, USC, Jr.; Conner Robbins, Washington, Jr.; David Yarnes, Oregon State, Sr.

PAC-10 GOLFER OF THE YEAR: Kevin Stadler, Sr., USC

PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Ben Hayes, USC

PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR: Walt Williams, Washington State

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