Cal Men's Golf in 18th Place After First Day of Hall of Fame Invitational

March 18, 2005

HUMBLE, TX - The University of California men's golf team is in 18th place after the first day of the Hall of Fame Invitational at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. The Golden Bears shot 313 (+25), with freshman Michael Jensen finishing with Cal's best score of 77 Friday, tied for 63rd place. Individually, Wake Forest's Kyle Reifer's leads with a six-under-par 66.

Besides Jensen, senior captain Jeff Hood shot a 78 (T71st), sophomore Brandon Beck and redshirt freshman Jeff Vetterick shot 79s (T76th), and junior Fredrik Svanberg shot a 82 (T98th) for the Bears.

TCU is two shots ahead of UNLV and five strokes in front of Wake Forest for the team lead. New Mexico is tied for fourth with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at 4-over. The Aggies of Texas A&M came in at seventh with a 6-over round. Arizona (+8), Vanderbilt (+9) and Texas (+10) round out the top 10 after the first day. Kentucky - who posted an 11-over-par 299, Houston and Purdue came in at 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively, after leaving only a single shot of separation between each of the three. Division II defending champion South Carolina-Aiken (+20) finished the day at No. 14, followed by Arkansas and Penn State, who tied for 15th at 21-over-par. Rice (+24), defending Division I champion California (+25) and reigning Division III champ Gustavus Adolphus (+38) round out the field after a blustery first day at Redstone Golf Club.

The Demon Deacons Reifers led all individuals with 6-under 66. The only other player to break 70 was New Mexico's Charlie Beljan, who shot 69. Seven players are deadlocked at third after checking in with 70s while two other golfers broke par with 71s.

2005 Hall of Fame InvitationalFirst Round ResultsFriday, March 18, 2005

Team Scores

1. TCU 285 (-3)

2. UNLV 287 (-1)

3. Wake Forest 290 (+2)

T4. New Mexico 292 (+4)

T4. Oklahoma 292 (+4)

T4. Oklahoma State 292 (+4)

7. Texas A&M 294 (+6)

8. Arizona 296 (+8)

9. Vanderbilt 297 (+9)

10. Texas 298 (+10)

11. Kentucky 299 (+11)

12. Houston 300 (+12)

13. Purdue 301 (+13)

14. South Carolina-Aiken 308 (+20)

T15. Arkansas 309 (+21)

T15. Penn State 309 (+21)

17. Rice 312 (+24)

18. California 313 (+25)

19. Gustavus Adolphus 326 (+38)

Top 10 Individuals

1. Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest 32-34=66 (-6)

2. Charlie Beljan, New Mexico 30-39=69 (-3)

T3. Sam Hunt, UNLV 34-36=70 (-2)

T3. J.J. Killeen, TCU 34-36=70 (-2)

T3. Anthony Kim, Oklahoma 34-36=70 (-2)

T3. Spencer Levin, New Mexico 34-36=70 (-2)

T3. Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State 34-36=70 (-2)

T3. Ryan Moore, UNLV 33-37=70 (-2)

T3. David Schultz, TCU 33-37=70 (-2)

T10. Colby Beckstrom, TCU 35-36=71 (-1)

T10. Henry Liaw, Arizona 36-35=71 (-1)

Cal Individuals

Michael Jensen 77 T63rd Jeff Hood 78 T71stBrandon Beck 79 T76thJeff Vetterick 79 T76thFredrik Svanberg 82 T98th

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