Men's Golf Places Three In Top 14 At U.S. Intercollegiate

April 22, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - - Michael Jurgensen led an impressive performance by the Oregon State men's golf team as he capped off the weekend with a fourth-place finish at the U.S. Intercollegiate on Sunday. The Beavers finished eighth in the team competition after shooting 870 at the Stanford Golf Course, and took a big step toward locking up a berth in the NCAA West Regional, which OSU hosts at Trysting Tree May 17-19.

Jurgensen's performance was by far his best of the year, and it came when the Beavers needed it most, as they had to have a strong weekend to secure a spot in the regional. The sophomore carded an even-par 71 Sunday to put him at 2-under for the tournament at 211. His previous best finish of the year was a tie for 27th at the Cleveland Golf Classic - a tournament won by teammate Dave Yarnes.

Anthony Arvidson extended his streak of top-25 finishes to 13 with when he shot even-par 213 to tie for 11th. The senior carded a career-low round of 65, which is also the second-lowest score in school history, in Saturday's second round.

'Overall, I'm very proud of our guys,' OSU coach Mike Ketcham said of his team's effort. 'We left some shots on the course, but we did some things we needed to do to help us get to regionals. We're also more familiar with the course now, so that should help when we come back for Pac-10s.'

The par-71 Stanford Golf Course surrendered low scores all weekend, as tournament-winner Arizona totaled a 15-under 837 to claim a 15-stroke win. UA's Chris Nallen won medalist honors with his 7-under 206.

David Williams wrapped up a career-weekend as well for the Beavers, as he tied for 14th while playing as an individual. The freshman's score of 1-over 214 equaled his career-best for strokes relative to par. Williams, a native of Corvallis, shot a final-round 74 to finish the tournament after tying a career-low with a second-round 68 Saturday.

OSU also got a strong final round from Dave Yarnes, who struggled in the first round with a 78, but came back with a 74 and 71 over the final two rounds to tie for 53rd at 223.

'Overall, Yarnes, Arvidson, Jurgensen and Williams had a good tournament,' Ketcham commented. 'I'm proud of them.'

Todd Deacon tied for 56th with a 224 after a 78 on Sunday, and Cameron MacKenzie shot 232 to tie for 86th.

The Beavers get a short break and then are back in action at the Pacific-10 Championships, which will be played at the Stanford Golf Course April 27-29.


1. Arizona 280-277-280--837, 2. Arizona State 288-276-288--852, 3. UCLA 296-278-284--858, 4. USC 292-285-282--859, 5. Stanford 290-289-284--863, 6. Pacific 296-285-285--866, 7. Oregon 283-279-305--867, 8. Oregon State 297-281-292--870, 9. California 296-290-287--873, 10. Washington 303-290-294--887, 11. San Jose State 297-294-297--888, 12. UC-Irvine 295-300-298--893, 13. Santa Clara 298-297-301--896, 14. Washington State 301-302-294--897, 14. San Diego 301-294-302--897, 16. Long Beach State 306-293-304--903, 17. Portland 305-295-311--911, 18. San Francisco 314-310-306--930.


1. Chris Nallen, Arizona 69-66-71--206, 2. Jeff Quinney, Arizona State 71-67-72--210, 2. AndyConnell, Arizona 67-74-69--210, 4. J.R. Ruda, California 74-67-70--211, 4. Matt Jones, Arizona State 70-70-71--211, 4. Hunter Mahan, USC 73-70-68--211, 4. Michael Jurgensen, Oregon State 71-69-71--211.


T4. Michael Jurgensen 71-69-71--211, t11. Anthony Arvidson 76-65-72--213, t14. David Williams (individual) 72-68-74--214, t53. Dave Yarnes 78-74-71--223, t56. Todd Deacon 72-74-78--224, t86. Cameron MacKenzie 79-73-80--232.

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