Cal Men's Golf Finishes 15th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational

April 9, 2005

TEMPE, AZ - The University of California men's golf team, again paced by true freshman Michael Jensen, placed 15th at the 33rd annual ASU Thunderbird Invitational, played at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, AZ. The Golden Bears finished at 50-over 902 (297-296-309). The UNLV men's golf team won ASU Thunderbird Invitational for the first time in school history. The Rebels shot a 7-over 859 (274-289-296) to top Pepperdine's 9-over 861 (285-284-292). Kipp Riehle, playing as an individual, shot a 7-under 206 (69-69-68) to become the first Arizona Wildcat to win the title. It marked the highest score by a champion since Brandon Ditullio of UCLA shot 5-under 211 in 1998.

Strong winds resulted in high scores throughout the weekend, as UNLV's total was the highest by a Thunderbird champion since UCLA won the tournament with a 13-over 867 in 1998. Only two players in 79-man field broke par. The Rebels shot a tournament-best 10-under 274 in the opening round, but no team shot better than 284 the rest of the tournament.

Cal's Jensen tied for 47th place with a 225 (77-74-74), finishing with the Bears' best score for the third-straight tournament (24th at Hall of Fame Classic, eighth at The Western Intercollegiate). Redshirt freshmen Jeff Vetterick (74-72-80) and Kyle Dowden (72-75-79) shot identical 226s (T51st), while senior Jeff Hood shot 228 (76-75-77, T63rd) and junior Fredrik Svanberg shot 229 (75-75-79, T69th).

The Bears will next compete at the U.S. Intercollegiate, Apr. 16-17 at the Stanford Golf Course.

FINAL RESULTS ASU Thunderbird InvitationalKarsten Course Tempe, AZDates: 04/08 - 04/09 (Today:04-09-2005)Par: 71Yardage: 7025

Fin. School Scores1 UNLV 274 289 296 859 +72 Pepperdine Univ. 285 284 292 861 +93 Arizona State U. 286 287 296 869 +174 Arizona, U. of 282 292 297 871 +195 UCLA 290 289 294 873 +216 Brigham Young Univ. 282 293 299 874 +227 Oregon, U. of 295 286 295 876 +24Colorado State Univ. 285 289 302 876 +249 Texas Tech Univ. 288 289 301 878 +2610 Arizona State Maroon 293 303 291 887 +3511 Penn State U. 297 287 306 890 +3812 Stanford University 292 298 302 892 +4013 Kansas State Univ. 300 295 302 897 +4514 Hawaii, Univ. of 301 295 305 901 +4915 California, U. of 297 296 309 902 +50

15 California, U. of 297 296 309 902T 47 Michael Jensen 77 74 74 225T 51 Jeff Vetterick 74 72 80 226T 51 Kyle Dowden 72 75 79 226T 63 Jeff Hood 76 75 77 228T 69 Fredrik Svanberg 75 75 79 229

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