Men's Golf Finishes Fourth at Cleveland Classic

March 6, 2001

Westlake Village, CA - The Washington men's golf team overcame harsh conditions and a competitive field to finish fourth at the Cleveland Golf Classic in Westlake Village. The tournament was shortened to 36 holes following Monday's rainy and windy weather. Arizona State captured their second-consecutive Cleveland Classic title, finishing with a score of 581.

In calmer conditions Tuesday, Washington shot a 302 over the final 18 holes to finish fourth at the 15-team tournament held at the North Ranch Country Club. The Huskies finished ahead of five teams currently ranked in the top 25, including tournament host and ninth-ranked USC. Washington finished with a total score of 598.

Sophomore John Robertson led the Huskies, posting the first top-ten finish of his career. Robertson fired a 72 in the final round to move up from 21st to ninth on the final day. He tied for ninth with eight other golfers with a two-day score of 147. David Yarnes of Oregon State won the tournament, finishing with an even-par score of 142.

Husky Corey Prugh tied for 18th with a 148, shooting 74 both days. A trio of freshman rounded out the scoring for Washington. Brock Mackenzie followed his first round 72 with a 77 to drop into 24th place. Conner Robbins shot 79 to finish with a 154 and Dan Potter carded an 81 to finish at 157.

Washington will travel to Eugene for the Oregon Invitational at the Eugene Country Club March 18-19.

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

Team Results: 1. Arizona State 581, 2. TCU 587, 3. Oregon State 592, 4. Washington 598, 5t. Southern California, Minnesota and Fresno State 600, 8. New Mexico 601, 9. Houston 604, 10. Oregon 606, 11. Oklahoma 608, 12. California 619, 13. UCLA 610, 14. BYU 611, 15. Pepperdine 615.

Top Individuals: 1. David Yarnes (Oregon State) 142, 2t. Jin Park (Arizona State), Steve Conway (UCLA) and Matt Jones (Arizona State) 143, 5. Bret Guetz (TCU) 145.

9t. John Robertson 147, 18t. Corey Prugh 148, 24t. Brock Mackenzie 149, 47t. Conner Robbins 154, 59t. Dan Potter 157.

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