Cardinal Compete at Alister MacKenzie Invitational

Oct. 14, 2002

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Stanford Prepare For Bay Area Tournament: The Stanford men's golf team will play in its third tournament in as many weeks, as they head across the Bay to the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, host by the University of California, October 14-15 at the Meadow Club (par 71 - 6,585 yards) in Fairfax, Calif. The participants will play two rounds on Monday and the third and final round on Tuesday. Tee times are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Tournament Participants: The two-day, three-round tournament features 17 teams, including seven Pac-10 squads. The 2002 field consists of California, Colorado, Fresno State, Long Beach State, Nevada, Northwestern Oregon, Oregon State, Pacific, San Jose State, Stanford, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, San Francisco, Washington and Washington State.

Last Year: The tournament is the first major event that the Golden Bears have hosted since the 1998 Pac-10 Championships. It is the first collegiate event hosted in the Meadow Club's 75-year existence.

Traveling For The Cardinal: Stanford will bring five golfers to the Alister MacKenzie Invite - Jim Seki, Ron Won, Kyle Gentry, Del de Windt and Scott MacDonald.

Up Next: Stanford will next head across the Bay to the MacKenzie Invitational, hosted by the University of California-Berkeley, Oct. 14-15 at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif. The tournament is the first major event that the Golden Bears have hosted since the 1998 Pac-10 Championships.

Last Time Out: The Stanford men's golf team finished 11th at the Club Glove Intercollegiate, hosted by Pepperdine University, carding a three-round total 910 (297-310-308). Senior Jim Seki posted his second top-five finish in as many tournaments, tying for fourth overall with a 215. Ron Won notched his second top-25 finish, tying for 15th (222). Junior Blake Mastalir tied for 55th while teammate Kevin Blue placed 58th. Sophomore Pat Phillips was 62nd.

Head Coach Jeff Mitchell: A former professional golfer on the PGA Tour and director of golf at Texas Tech, Jeff Mitchell begins his third year as the head men's golf coach at Stanford. Prior to coming to The Farm, Mitchell spent 10 years as the head women's golf coach at Texas Tech, an in 1998, he became the golf director for both the men's and women's programs. He was named District Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1996.

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