Coakley Ties For 24th At ASU Invite

April 12, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - -

Oregon State freshman Kenny Coakley fired a 70 in the final round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational Saturday morning at the par-72 Karsten Golf Course and finished tied for 24th.

Coakley finished the tournament with a career-best score of 6-under-par 210, but the Beavers slipped to a tie for 17th with a 287 Saturday for a total of 862.

OSU's team score marked the second tournament the Beavers have finished under par this year, but 16 other teams finished under par as well at ASU.

Arizona State defended its home turf with a tournament record 40-under 824, while TCU's David Schulz held on to his second round lead to earn a three-shot win with a 15-under total of 201.

OSU's next highest finisher was Sean Deacon, who tied for 53rd with an even-par 216. Deacon was tied for 17th after the second round, but closed with a 76 Saturday.

'Kenny Coakley played well again today, but our seniors didn't step it up this tournament,' coach Brian Watts said. 'We had a lot on the line as far as post season qualification, and unfortunately, we just didn't get the job done.

'We have one tournament left with Pac-10s, and if we can manage a victory there, we'll be okay. We'll have to play a heck of a lot better than we have been playing.

'It was too bad we didn't put a couple good back-to-back rounds together and have a strong finish this weekend in a strong field, but I was very happy with how Kenny played. He fought hard and hung in there.'

Rounding out the scoring for the Beavers were Daren Greig with a 218, Michael Jurgensen at 220, and Chance Holmes at 227.

Greig closed with a 71 and Jurgensen a 72.

OSU plays in the Pacific-10 Championships April 28-30 in its final regular season action.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 288/864)

1. Arizona State 281-270-273-824; 2. USC 280-279-273-832; 3. Pepperdine 279-278-278-835; 4. TCU 278-281-277-836; 5. Oklahoma 277-287-276-840; 6. Texas 287-279-277-843; 7. Stanford 288-277-279-844; 7. Arizona 283-277-284-844; 9. UNLV 288-284-274-846; 10. Houston 288-283-278-849; 10. BYU 279-284-286-849; 12. San Diego State 278-289-285-852; 13. Arizona State Maroon 294-282-279-855; 14. New Mexico 289-281-286-856; 15. Washington State 288-286-284-858; 16. Oregon 286-299-274-859; 17. Colorado 287-293-282-862; 17. Oregon State 286-289-287-862; 19. UCLA 285-292-295-872.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (PAR 72/216)

1. David Schultz, TCU 68-66-67-201; 2. David Oh, USC 68-70-66-204; 3. Chris Nallen, Arizona 70-68-67-205; 3. Greg Machtaler, BYU 69-66-70-205; 5. Chez Reavie, Arizona State 73-68-65-206; 5. Brady Stockton, Arizona State 67-70-69-206.

OREGON STATE

T24. Kenny Coakley 71-69-70-210; t53. Sean Deacon 68-72-76-216; t65. Daren Greig 74-73-71-218; t78. Michael Jurgensen 73-75-72-220; t100. Chance Holmes 75-78-74-227.

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