Men's Golf Hosts Nelson Invitational This Weekend

Oct. 24, 2001

Stanford, Calif. -

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This Week:
The Stanford men's golf team hosts the Nelson Invitational on October 26-28 at the Stanford Golf Course (par 71, 6,786 yards) in Stanford, Calif. The 15 team field will play 18 holes each day, Friday through Sunday. Tee times for the first two rounds will begin at 8 a.m. from the first and 10th tees. An 8 a.m. shotgun start will kick off the final 18 holes. Five players will compete, with the four low scores counting toward the team total.

The Tournament Field:
A total of 15 teams will compete this weekend in the Nelson Invitational: Stanford, Duke, Kansas, Purdue, North Carolina State, Colorado, Idaho, Miami (Ohio), Washington, Texas Tech, Colorado State, Florida Southern, Missouri, Toledo, Hawaii-Hilo. Four of the 15 teams are ranked in the top-30 by Golf Week.

Last Meet At The Fresno Lexus Classic:
Stanford tied for second-place at the Fresno Lexus Classic (Oct. 5-6) on the Par 72 Sunnyside Country Club. The Cardinal recorded a final team total of 874, tying them with Nevada and Pacific for second place at the 39th annual tournament. Host school Fresno State won the event with a score of 834. Ron Won was the Cardinal's top finisher, placing third with a three round total of four-under 212 (75-66-69). Teammate Blake Mastalir tied for 14th-place after shooting a three-over par 219 with rounds of 73, 72, 74. Philip Rowe completed the tournament tied for 33rd place with a seven-over 223 (69-78-76).

Last Year At The Nelson Invitational:
Stanford posted a five-over par 289 in the final round of the Nelson Invitational last year to tie for fifth place with a 870, while Duke won the team title with a score of of 862 (+10). North Carolina State was four strokes off the lead, finishing second at 866, and Washington (869) and Alabama (869) tied for third. Florida Southern's Steve Sokol fired a 64 (-7) in the third round to come from 13th place and claim the individual title with a 208 (-5) total. Duke's Leif Olson, led the tournament after the first two rounds finished second with a 211. Stanford's Jim Seki tied for eighth place at 215, while Philip Rowe carded a 223 to tie for 40th place.

Up Next:
The Cardinal returns to competition on Nov. 5-6 at The Prestige in Palm Desert, Calif., on the Desert Willow Golf Course.

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