Cal Men's Golf Places Fourth at Husky Invitational

Sept. 26, 2006

AUBURN, WASH. - The University of California men's golf team placed fourth at the Opus NW Husky Invitational, hosted Sept. 25-26 at the Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash. The Golden Bears shot a three-round 13-over 877 (287, 296, 295), trailing only champion UCLA (280, 287, 288 - 855, -9), host Washington (289, 294, 281 - 864, E) and UC Davis (286, 298, 292 - 876, +12). Top individual finisher for Cal was sophomore George Gandranata, who tied for 11th with a one-under 215 (72, 70, 73). The Bears were tied for second after the first two rounds played Monday.

Junior Michael Jensen shot a 72 on the final day to tie for 17th with a one-over 217 (70, 75, 72). Freshman Andrey Mindirgasov tied for 42nd with a plus-10 226 (74, 82, 70), freshman Chris Jensen tied for 46th with a plus-11 227 (73, 75, 79) and junior college transfer Kent Yamane tied for 50th with a plus-13 229 (72, 76, 81).

Playing as individuals, junior Brandon Beck tied for 17th with a plus-one 217 (79, 69, 69), and senior Michael Wilson tied for 30th with a plus-six 222 (74, 78, 70).

So far this fall, Cal has placed third at The Falcon Invitational, Sept. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, and fourth at the Husky Invitational. The Bears will next host the fifth annual Alister MacKenzie Invitational, Oct. 9-10 at the Meadow Club near Fairfax, Calif. This year's field includes Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, Penn State, Fresno State, UC Irvine, San Francisco, Cal Poly, Santa Clara, Long Beach State, Washington State, UC Davis, Saint Mary's and Kansas State. Cal has won the Alister MacKenzie in 2003 and 2005.

Opus NW Husky InvitationalHost: University of WashingtonWashington National Golf Course, Auburn, Wash.

Final Team Results1. UCLA 280-287-288-8552. Washington 289-294-281-8643. UC Davis 286-298-292-8764. California 287-296-294-8775. Washington State 293-298-290-8816. Loyola Marymount 294-296-296-8867. San Diego State 294-302-291-8878. Oregon State 292-292-307-8919. Oregon 290-308-298-896

Cal FinishersT11. George Gandranata 70-72-73-215T17. Michael Jensen 70-75-72-217T17. Brandon Beck* 79-69-69-217T30. Michael Wilson* 74-78-70-222T42. Andrey Mindirgasov 74-82-70-226T46. Chris Jensen 73-75-79-227T50. Kent Yamane 72-76-81-229

*competed as individuals

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