Men's Golf in Second Place at Cleveland Classic After 18 Holes

March 5, 2001

Westlake Village, CA - The Washington men's golf team overcame wind gusts and rain storms to finish the first round of the Cleveland Golf Classic in second place at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. Monday's play was scheduled to feature 36 holes but conditions forced play to be halted after 18 holes.

The Husky lineup, entirely made up of underclassmen, shot 12-over 286 to trail leader Arizona State by just two shots. Brock Mackenzie, one of three Husky freshmen, is tied for fourth place following a 1-over 72. Among the four golfers tied with Mackenzie is USC's Alex Kuyumjian, the country's second-ranked golfer. David Yarnes of Oregon State leads the tournament at 1-under 70.

Washington's four other competitors are within three shots of each other and neither is more than seven shots off the lead. Freshman Corey Prugh is tied for 13th with a 3-over 74. Sophomores Conner Robbins and John Robertson shot 4-over 75 to tie for 21st and another freshman, Dan Potter, is in 29th at 5-over 76.

Officials will determine Tuesday whether the remainder of the tournament will be finished. The tournament must have 36 holes completed or it is not considered official. If the tournament continues, play will begin Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

Cleveland Golf Classic
North Ranch Country Club
Par 71, 6,815

Team Results: 1. Arizona State 294, 2t. Washington and Oregon State 296, 4. TCU 301, 5. Southern California 302, 6t. Fresno State and Houston 304, 8t. New Mexico and California 305, 10. UCLA 306, 11t. Minnesota and Oregon 307, 13. Oklahoma 309, 14. BYU 310, 15. Pepperdine 312.

Top Individuals: 1. David Yarnes (Oregon State) 70, 2t. Jin Park (Arizona State) and Steve Conway (UCLA) 71, 4t. Michael Letzig (New Mexico), Alex Kuyumjian (USC), Brock Mackenzie (Washington), Walter Chun (California) and Brandon Coats (Fresno State) 72.

Husky Scores: 4t. Brock Mackenzie 72, 13t. Corey Prugh 74, 21t. Conner Robbins and John Robertson 75, 29t. Dan Potter 76.

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