Cal Men's Golf Finishes 15th at Hall of Fame Invitational

March 20, 2005

HUMBLE, TX - The University of California men's golf team improved its standing each of the three days of the Hall of Fame Invitational at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas, shooting a 291 in the final day to place 15th with a 897 (313-293-291, +33). The Golden Bears were led by freshman Michael Jensen, who shot a combined 220 (77-69-74) to place 24th individually.

Redshirt freshman Jeff Vetterick had the best round for Cal on Sunday, shooting a 71 to finish at 225 (79-75-71, tied for 55th). Sophomore Brandon Beck shot a 74 Sunday to finish at 226 (79-73-74, tied for 60th) and junior Fredrik Svanberg had his best round of the tournament Sunday with a 72 to finish at 230 (82-76-72, tied for 75th). The Bears' senior captain, Jeff Hood, dropped out of the tournament after shooting a 78 on Friday.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys shot a combined 22-under-par to finish at 18-under to capture the Hall of Fame Invitational with a score of 846 (-18). The Cowboys held off UNLV - who was led by individual winner Ryan Moore - down the stretch as the Rebels shot 3-under on Sunday to finish the tournament two strokes back at 16-under.

Moore - who fired a 10-under-par 206 - finished a single stroke ahead of Tyler Leon of Oklahoma State (-9). Leon grabbed the number two spot by besting Moore's teammate Andres Gonzales (-8) by one shot. Spencer Levin (-5) of New Mexico was the only player to finish in the top six that was not from Oklahoma State or UNLV. Cowboy Zack Robinson tied Levin for fourth while fellow Poke Pablo Martin finished at sixth at 4-under.

The only team that finished within 29 strokes of the two runaway leaders was New Mexico (+1). First round leader TCU and Arizona tied for fifth at 15-over, a single shot ahead of seventh place Purdue (+16). One of the biggest surprises of the tournament was the play of South Carolina-Aiken. The kings of Division II fired a 3-over on the day to finish at 17-over for the tournament, tied with Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas for eighth. The bottom half of the field was composed of Wake Forest (+24), Vanderbilt (+31), Arkansas (+32), California (+33), Houston (+40), Penn State (+40), Rice (+57) and Gustavus Adolphus (+87).

2005 Hall of Fame InvitationalFinal ResultsSunday, March 20, 2005Team Scores1. Oklahoma State 292-270-284=846 (-18)2. UNLV 287-276-285=848 (-16)3. New Mexico 292-282-291=865 (+1)4. Texas A&M 294-296-288=878 (+14)T5. Arizona 296-296-287=879 (+15)T5. TCU 285-289-305=879 (+15)7. Purdue 301-282-297=880 (+16)T8. Kentucky 299-284-298=881 (+17)T8. Oklahoma 292-293-296=881 (+17)T8. South Carolina-Aiken 308-282-291=881 (+17)T8. Texas 298-282-301=881 (+17)12. Wake Forest 290-301-297=888 (+24)13. Vanderbilt 297-300-298=895 (+31)14. Arkansas 309-288-299=896 (+32)15. California 313-293-291=897 (+33)T16.Houston 300-296-308=904 (+40)T16.Penn State 309-294-301=904 (+40)18. Rice 312-304-305=921(+57)19. Gustavus Adolphus 326-307-318=951 (+87)

Top 10 Individuals1. Ryan Moore, UNLV 70-68-68=206 (-10)2. Tyler Leon, Oklahoma State 76-64-67=207 (-9)3. Andres Gonzales, UNLV 74-67-67=208 (-8)T4. Spencer Levin, New Mexico 70-72-69=211 (-5)T4. Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State 72-67-72=211 (-5)6. Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State 70-69-73=212 (-4)T7. Dane Burkhart, South Carolina-Aiken 75-67-71=213 (-3)T7. John Holmes, Kentucky 75-69-69=213 (-3)T7. Pariya Junhasavasdikul, Purdue 74-71-68=213 (-3)T7. Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest 66-75-72=213 (-3)

Cal Individuals

24th Michael Jensen 77-69-74-220

T 55th Jeff Vetterick 79-75-71-225

T60th Brandon Beck 79-73-74-226

T75th Fredrik Svanberg 82-76-72-230

Jeff Hood 78-WD-WD

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