Men's Golf Finishes Strong In Final Competition Before Pac-10 Championship

April 13, 2010

On Monday afternoon, the men's golf team shot what would end up the low round of the U.S. Intercollegiate held at Stanford Golf Course (par 70/6,742 yards) with an 8-under 272, led by three scores in the 60s. On Tuesday in the final round, the Sun Devils shot a 5-under 275, which would match the third-best team score, as it finished tenth at 16-over 856.

ASU improved its score by 37 strokes after shooting a 309 in the rain-drenched first round and then improved by 34 strokes from the first day in the final round. It finished at 16-over 856. Oregon won the event with a 1-under 839 (286-277-276).

BEST TEAM ROUNDS AT 2010 U.S. INTERCOLLEGIATE
Arizona State 272 in second round
Oregon State 273 in third round
Arizona State 275 in third round
San Diego State 275 in second round
Oregon State 275 in second round

Jesper Kennegard (tied for 11th at 1-under 209) had a 66 in the final round after shooting a 64 in the second round, while Knut Borsheim (tied for 29th at 4-over 214) had a 1-under 69 in the second round and a even-par 7- in the final round. James Byrne tied for 31st at 5-over 215 after firing a 2-under 68 in each of the final two rounds.Scott Pinckney improved his score by eight strokes from 79 to 71 in the second round and followed that up with a 72 in the final round. Spencer Fletcher finished at 16-over 226 (76-79-71).

ASU now hosts the Pac-10 Championships April 26-28 at Karsten Golf Course. The Sun Devils are 12-time champions of the event, including the 2008 title and six straight titles from 1995-2000.

ASU INDIVIDUAL SCORES
T11. Jesper Kennegard, 79-64-66=209/-1T29. Knut Borsheim, 75-69-70=214/+4T31. James Byrne, 79-68-68=215/+5T64. Scott Pinckney, 79-71-72=222/+12T79. Spencer Fletcher, 76-79-71=226/+16

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