Cal Men's Golf Captures Alister MacKenzie Invitational

Oct. 10, 2006

FAIRFAX, CALIF. - Led by individual champion Michael Wilson, the California men's golf team shot an impressive 26-under three round score of 826 to win the fifth annual Alister MacKenzie Invitational Tuesday at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif. The Golden Bears, who captured the Alister MacKenzie last season and in 2003 as well, outscored second place San Jose State (842, -10), and third place Oregon State (848, -4). Individually, Wilson, who was a member of Cal's 2004 National Championship squad, led the tournament the entire way with an 11-under 202 after shooting rounds of 65, 67 and 70. He also tied a school record with his third career individual tournament title, having won the Mid-Pines Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. as a freshman in the fall of 2002, the CordeValle Classic last fall, and now the Alister MacKenzie in 2006.

Wilson tied the record held by Cal Hall of Famer Ben Furth, who in the fall of 1989 won the Air Force Academy Tournament and the USF Tournament, and in January of 1990 won the USC Tournament.

Individual runner-up behind Wilson was San Jose State's Stephan Stallworth with a nine-under 204 (70, 66, 68). Oregon State's Diego Velasquez (68, 69, 71) and Mitch Gillis (73, 66, 69) tied for third with five-under 208s. 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 final scores for the Bears included sophomore George Gandranata tying for fifth with a four-under 209 (67, 67, 75), freshman Andrey Mindirgasov tying for 10th with a two-under 211 (67, 72, 72), junior Brandon Beck tying for 13th with a one-under 212 (69, 75, 68) and junior Michael Jensen tying for 16th with an even 213 (71, 69, 73).

Playing as individuals, junior Kent Yamane tied for 10th with a two-under 211 (69, 68, 74), freshman Chris Jensen tied for 52nd with an eight-over 221 (73, 78, 70) and sophomore Erick Thorson tied for 59th with a nine-over 222 (72, 73, 77).

Cal will next compete at The Prestige, Oct. 16-17 in Palm Desert, Calif.

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

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores 1 California, U. of 268 275 283 826 2 San Jose State Univ. 278 275 289 842 3 Oregon State U. 284 277 287 848 4 Fresno State 278 286 289 853 5 UC Davis 290 278 289 857 UC-Irvine 293 277 287 857 7 Oregon, U. of 290 276 296 862 8 Santa Clara Univ. 288 280 295 863 9 Washington State U. 286 278 300 864 10 Penn State U. 287 274 304 865 11 San Francisco, U. of 292 281 294 867 12 St. Mary's (CA) 289 283 296 868 13 Kansas State Univ. 282 287 303 872 14 Long Beach State 286 286 304 876 15 Cal Poly 288 289 304 881

Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores 1 Michael Wilson California 65 67 70 202 2 Stephan Stallworth SJSU 70 66 68 204 3 Diego Velasquez Oregon St. 68 69 71 208 Mitch Gillis Oregon St. 73 66 69 208 5 Jay Choe UC-Irvine 70 70 69 209 George Gandranata California 67 67 75 209 Blair Myers SantaClara 71 66 72 209 8 Joey Benedetti Oregon 70 66 74 210 Matthew Ryan Fresno St. 67 73 70 210 10 Robert Rohanna Penn State 69 68 74 211 Andrey Mindirgasov California 67 72 72 211 *Kent Yamane California 69 68 74 211 13 Phil Huffman UC Davis 70 71 71 212 Rosco Valentine SJSU 69 70 73 212 Brandon Beck California 69 75 68 212 16 Michael Jensen California 71 69 73 213 Nick Grigsby Wash. St. 77 65 71 213 Kenny Adams USF 70 69 74 213 19 Nate Pistacchio UC Davis 75 69 70 214 Joshua Kelley St. Mary's 69 73 72 214 Brian Edick UC-Irvine 73 65 76 214

1 California, U. of 268 275 283 826 1 Michael Wilson 65 67 70 202 T 5 George Gandranata 67 67 75 209 T 10 Andrey Mindirgasov 67 72 72 211 T 13 Brandon Beck 69 75 68 212 T 16 Michael Jensen 71 69 73 213

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