Men's Golf Finishes 6th at U.S. Intercollegiate

April 19, 2009

STANFORD - The Golden Bears hung tough and climbed one spot to finish 6th after the final round of the U.S. Intercollegiate Sunday at Stanford University Golf Course. Michael Jensen led California with his final score of 209 (-1, T21), but it was a team effort to stay in the hunt with no one golfer in the top 20. Washington won the tournament at 36-under, with the Huskies' Nick Taylor the top individual at 12-under.

'It was one of the strongest fields we played in all year,' said head Coach Steve Desimone. 'Overall we played three good, solid rounds, and did a lot of good things. We also beat a number of excellent teams. It was almost stronger than a regional field, which tells you we have a legitimate shot of advancing beyond the regionals to the finals, and that's exciting.'

The Bears will spend this week preparing for next week's Pac-10 Championship, hosted by Washington April 27-29 at the Seattle Golf Club.

CALIFORNIA SCORING

U.S. Intercollegiate
Stanford University Golf Course (Par 70, 6,727 yards)
Stanford, Calif.
Team Place: 6th (of 17 teams) - after final round

Score: 278-281-283 - 842 (+2)

Individuals:
T21. Michael Jensen 67-72-70 - 209 (-1)
T32. George Gandranata 71-67-73 - 211 (+1)
T34. John Murphy 69-73-70 - 212 (+2)
T45. Stephen Hale 71-71-72 - 214 (+4)
T52. Eric Mina 74-71-71 - 216 (+6)
89. Jeff Hamm (I) 75-79-84 - 238 (+28)

Team Standings:

1. Washington 267-270-267 - 804 (-36)
2. USC 277-268-274 - 819 (-21)
3. Arizona State 270-279-275 - 824 (-16)
4. Stanford 272-279-278 - 829 (-11)
5. UCLA 275-275-281 - 831 (-9)
6. California 278-281-283 - 842 (+2)
7. Pepperdine 279-285-281 - 845 (+5)
8. UC Irvine 284-277-285 - 846 (+6)
9. UC Davis 281-280-287 - 848 (+8)
10.Oregon 279-280-292 - 851 (+11)
11. Oregon State 281-287-285 - 853 (+13)
12. Texas 276-282-297 - 855 (+15)
13. Northwestern 289-282-286 - 857 (+17)
14. Santa Clara 291-295-283 - 869 (+29)
15. Washington State 292-285-296 - 873 (+33)
16. Chico State 293-293-293 - 879 (+39)
17. St. Andrews University (Scotland) 310-301-318 - 929 (+89)

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