Cal Golf Matches Opening Round Score, But Slips Two Slots

April 14, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - For Immediate Release, April 14, 2007Contact: John Sudsbury, 510-332-6506

MEN'S GOLFCal Golf Matches Opening Round Score, But Slips Two SlotsJensen Brothers Fire Matching 71's on Saturday

TEMPE, Ariz. - The California men's golf team completed another excellent round on Saturday afternoon at the 35th annual Thunderbird Invitational hosted by Arizona State University at Karsten Golf Course. However, despite shooting a one-under par 287 for the second day in a row, the Golden Bears slipped to 10th place overall in the potent field. The event wraps up after Sunday's third round.

Oregon continues to lead the event after another sparking effort as the Ducks are now at a -20 556. Texas A&M moved into second place at 561 while USC holds third at 563. Arizona and host Arizona State are tied for fourth at 564. The Golden Bears have a two-day 574 to hold 10th place. Eighth teams ranked in the top 40 in the nation are competing in the event.

Cal had excellent performances by junior Michael Jensen and his younger brother, freshman Chris Jensen. Both shot one-under 71's on Saturday. Michael, who has paced the Bears in each of the last two tournaments, is now tied for 16th place with a three-under 141. Chris, who is playing in his first tournament of the spring campaign, is tied for 23rd at 143 (-1).

Freshman George Gandranata is also turning in an excellent tournament, firing back-to-back even pars to hold 30th place with a 144. Freshman Andrey Mindirgasov improved by two strokes to 73 on Saturday to climb into 59th place overall at 148. Senior Michael Wilson rounds out the Cal entries with a 151 after two rounds.

CALIFORNIA SCORING
Thunderbird Invitational
(Hosted by Arizona State)
Karsten Golf Course (Par 72, 7,037 yards)
Tempe, Ariz.

Team Place: 10th (of 16 teams) - after second of three rounds
Score: 287-287 - 574
Individuals:
T16. Michael Jensen: 70-71 - 141
T23. Chris Jensen: 72-71 - 143
T30. George Gandranata: 72-72 - 144
T59. Andrey Mindirgasov: 75-73 - 148
T72. Michael Wilson: 73-78 - 151

Team Standings:
1. Oregon: 277-279 - 556 (-20)
2. Texas A&M: 282-279 - 561 (-15)
3. USC: 278-285 - 563 (-13)
4. Arizona: 287-277 - 564 (-12)
4. Arizona State: 281-283 - 564 (-12)
6. New Mexico: 291-277 - 568 (-8)
7. UNLV: 285-284 - 569 (-7)
7. Oklahoma: 282-287 - 569 (-7)
9. Texas Tech: 279-292 - 571 (-5)
10. California: 287-287 - 576 (-2)
11. San Diego State: 298-284 - 582 (+6)
12. UCF: 291-292 - 583 (+7)
13. Baylor: 288-298 - 586 (+10)
14. Arizona State: 297-294 - 591 (+15)
15. Fresno State: 296-296 - 592 (+16)
16. Kansas State: 289-307 - 596 (+20)

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