Cal Men's Golf in First Place After Opening Day of Alister MacKenzie Invitational

Oct. 9, 2006

FAIRFAX, CALIF. - Led by senior Michael Wilson and sophomore George Gandranata, the California men's golf team shot an impressive 25-under two round score of 543 to jumped out to first place at the fifth annual Alister MacKenzie Invitational Monday at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif. The Golden Bears, who captured the Alister MacKenzie last season and in 2003, are leading second place San Jose State (553, -15), and third place Penn State (561, -7) and Oregon State (561, -7). Individually, Wilson, who was a member of Cal's 2004 National Championship squad, is leading the tournament with a 10-under 132 after shooting rounds of 65 and 67. Gandranata, last year's Cal team MVP, is currently second with an eight-under 134, shooting back to back 67s.

Behind Wilson and Gandranata are Oregon's Joey Benedetti and San Jose State's Stephan Stallworth with six-under 136s (70, 66) The Alister MacKenzie Invitational is a 54-hole tournament, with 36 holes played on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. The Meadow Club course, founded in 1927, measures 6,606 yards and is a par-71.

Other first day scores for the Bears included freshman Andrey Mindirgasov sitting tied for 12th with a three-under 139 (67, 72), junior Michael Jensen tied for 17th with a two-under 140 (71, 69) and junior Brandon Beck tied for 39th with a two-over 144 (69, 75).

Playing as individuals, junior Kent Yamane was tied for fifth with a 137 (69, 68), sophomore Erick Thorson was tied for 54th with a three-over 145 (72, 73) and freshman Chris Jensen was tied for 74th with a nine-over 151 (73, 78).

                         Alister MacKenzie Invitational * Individual            Meadow Club              Fairfax, CA                         Dates: 10/09 - 10/10     (Today:10-09-2006)                                   Par:        71                                   Yardage:  6606

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores 1 California, U. of 268 275 543 2 San Jose State Univ. 278 275 553 3 Penn State U. 287 274 561 Oregon State U. 284 277 561 5 Washington State U. 286 278 564 Fresno State 278 286 564 7 Oregon, U. of 290 276 566 8 UC Davis 290 278 568 Santa Clara Univ. 288 280 568 10 Kansas State Univ. 282 287 569 11 UC-Irvine 293 277 570 12 St. Mary's (CA) 289 283 572 Long Beach State 286 286 572 14 San Francisco, U. of 292 281 573 15 Cal Poly 288 289 577

Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores 1 Michael Wilson California 65 67 132 2 George Gandranata California 67 67 134 3 Joey Benedetti Oregon 70 66 136 Stephan Stallworth SJSU 70 66 136 5 Robert Rohanna Penn State 69 68 137 Diego Velasquez Oregon St. 68 69 137 Blair Myers SantaClara 71 66 137 *Kent Yamane California 69 68 137 9 Brian Edick UC-Irvine 73 65 138 Aaron Conrad SJSU 70 68 138 Jim Markovitz Penn State 72 66 138 12 Kenny Adams USF 70 69 139 Rosco Valentine SJSU 69 70 139 Andrey Mindirgasov California 67 72 139 Max Reinland Wash. St. 71 68 139 Mitch Gillis Oregon St. 73 66 139 17 Louie Bishop UC Davis 73 67 140 Jay Choe UC-Irvine 70 70 140 Michael Jensen California 71 69 140 Matthew Ryan Fresno St. 67 73 140

1 California, U. of 268 275 543 1 Michael Wilson 65 67 132 2 George Gandranata 67 67 134 T 12 Andrey Mindirgasov 67 72 139 T 17 Michael Jensen 71 69 140 T 39 Brandon Beck 69 75 144

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