ASU Takes The Field At The NCAA West Regional Men's Golf Championships

May 19, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The No. 6 Arizona State Sun Devils concluded their wire-to-wire run Saturday to capture the NCAA West Regional Men's Golf Championships at the Trysting Tree Golf Club. Arizona State finished at 12-under-par 852, 15 shots better than second place Arizona.

The real story for the final round was which 10 teams would qualify for the NCAA Championships, May 30-June 2 in Durham, N.C. The Arizona schools were joined by UC Irvine, University of The Pacific, South Carolina, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Wake Forest, and Washington. UC Irvine and Pacific were the surprise teams of the Regional, finishing third and fourth respectively, after entering the event seeded 21st and 22nd.

Kyle Thompson of South Carolina and Matt Jones of ASU shared medalist honors, finishing at 8-under 208. Thompson shot a final round 2-under 70, while Jones carded a 73. A total of 11 players finished under par for the tournament. The best score of the final round was a 68 turned in by Troy McKinley of Pacific, he finished tied for 15th at 218.

In addition to the 10 teams, Nick Watney of Fresno State and Charleton Dechert of Oral Roberts will represent their schools in North Carolina as the top two individuals from teams that did not qualify. Watney tied for fourth at 3-under 213, while Dechert tied for sixth at 2-under 214.

Team Scores
Arizona State, 283-277-292--852
Arizona, 289-289-289--867
UC Irvine, 290-287-294--871
Pacific, 298-293-281--872
South Carolina, 294-298-288--880
Oregon State, 290-301-290--881
Stanford, 284-303-294--881
UCLA, 289-298-294--881
Wake Forest, 288-302-292--882
Washington, 290-301-292--883
UNLV, 294-300-292--886
USC, 298-300-289--887
San Diego State, 289-305-293--887
Pepperdine, 293-299-298--890
Fresno State, 298-301-297--896
California, 302-302-295--899
Colorado State, 297-300-304--901
Oregon, 302-294-306--902
BYU, 296-307-301--904
New Mexico, 305-299-300--904
Tennessee, 297-316-301--914
Nevada, 302-307-306--915
Austin Peay, 295-310-315--920
Detroit Mercy, 295-326-313--934
Navy, 310-311-314--935
Oral Roberts, 312-309-316--937
Weber State, 302-324-317--943

Top Individuals (Par 72)
Kyle Thompson, S. Car., 71-67-70--208
Matt Jones, ASU, 70-65-73--208
Jin Park, ASU, 69-68-74--211
Nick Watney, FSU, 71-72-70--213
Chris Nallen, UA, 70-69-74--213
Charleton Dechert, ORU, 72-71-71--214
Cody Beyer, UA, 73-72-69--214
John Merrick, UCLA, 67-76-71--214
Tom O'Stasik, Pac., 71-69-74--214

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