Men's Golf 13th At Cleveland Golf Classic

March 4, 2003

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - -

Michael Jurgensen led the Oregon State men's golf team with his 4-over-par 217 at USC's Cleveland Golf Classic on Tuesday, finishing tied for 23rd.

OSU's three-round total of 23-over 875 tied the Beavers for 13th with rival Oregon.

Eighth-ranked UCLA won the tournament by seven strokes over California with a 7-under 845.

The Beavers were in good position coming down the stretch, but faltered on the last few holes, finishing seven shots out of a tie for eighth. OSU was within 10 shots of nine schools, including fourth place Pacific-10 rivals Arizona State and Stanford, as well as Washington.

'Overall, we had an up-and-down tournament,' OSU coach Brian Watts said. 'We'll look back knowing we had an opportunity to beat a lot of good teams. Unfortunately, we didn't putt well down the stretch and we made some mental mistakes on the last two holes today, which really set us back.

'We were looking pretty good going into the last two holes, but we just didn't finish strong.'

Jurgensen carded a 74 in the final round at the par-71 North Ranch Country Club, giving him his sixth finish of 26th or better this year at 217.

Freshman Kenny Coakley was one shot back of Jurgensen in a tie for 30th after a 72 Tuesday gave him a 218.

After Coakley, it was Daren Greig tied for 41st with a 220, Sean Deacon tied for 61st at 223, and Brian Kelley in 86th with a 231.

UCLA's Steve Conway won medalist honors by a stroke over Cal's Peter Tomasulo, shooting a 6-under 207.

Eleven of the 17 teams were ranked in the top 50, including four in the top 25.

OSU is off until Mar. 24-25, when they compete in the Duck Invitational in Eugene.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 71/852)

1. UCLA 289-277-279-845; 2. California 286-286-280-852; 3. Oklahoma 288-292-282-862; 4.Arizona State 279-301-285-865; 4. Stanford 291-285-289-865; 6. BYU 293-289-284-866; 6. Pepperdine 294-291-281-866; 8. Fresno State 293-285-290-868; 8. Tennessee 287-293-288-868; 10. Washington 295-284-292-871; 11. Ohio State 293-299-280-872; 11. San Diego State 291-283-298-872; 13. Oregon State 291-290-294-875; 13. Oregon 289-300-286-875; 15. USC 300-293-287-880; 16. Houston 294-297-290-881; 17. UC-Santa Barbara 285-305-297-887.

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (PAR 71/213)

1. Steve Conway, UCLA 73-66-68-207; 2. Peter Tomasulo, Cal 70-72-66-208; 3. John Merrick, UCLA 72-70-69-211; 3. Roy Moon, UCLA 71-67-73-211; 3. Michael Putnam, Pepperdine 73-70-68-211; 3. Daniel Summerhays, BYU 71-71-69-211; 3. Michael Wilson, Cal 73-71-67-211.

OREGON STATE

T23. Michael Jurgensen 70-73-74-217; t30. Kenny Coakley 73-73-72-218; t41. Daren Greig 76-72-72-220; t61. Sean Deacon 75-72-76-223; 86. 73-80-78-231; 86. Brian Kelley 73-80-78--231.

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