Men's Golf Finishes 12th at USC Tournament

March 6, 2001

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - The No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils placed three of its golfers in the top 10 on its way to winning the team title for the second year in a row as the 24th annual Cleveland Golf Classic held at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif., came to a close on Tuesday (Mar. 6).

Arizona State shot a two round total of 581, including 287 on Tuesday, to finish six strokes ahead of No. 9 TCU in second (587). Oregon State was third (592), followed by Washington (598) and three teams tied for fifth with a score of 600: tourney host No. 8 USC, No. 11 Minnesota and Fresno State. Cal finished the tournament in 12th place (612).

David Yarnes of Oregon State, who shot the day's lowest score on Monday (70), finished with a solid 72 on Tuesday to win individual medalist honors by one stroke over runners up Matt Jones and Jin Park of Arizona State and Steve Conway of UCLA . Bret Guetz of TCU was fifth (145).

Weather was the determining factor in the tournament. Rain and wind allowed for only one difficult round on Monday, as just three teams shot under 300 and only three golfers shot par or lower. Tuesday's round featured sunnier skies, no rain and yielded generally lower scores for the teams involved, with nine teams shooting under 300 and 10 golfers at par or lower.

Cal Individual Scorest-9.  Walter Chun               72-75 = 147 +5t-27. J.R. Ruda                 76-74 = 150 +8t-54. Dong Yi                   76-79 = 155 +13t-72. James Hahn                84-76 = 160 +18t-75. Peter Tomasulo            81-80 = 161 +19

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