Men's Golf Finishes Tied for 11th at Ping Arizona Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. - Oregon junior John Ellis finished with rounds of 69-70 on the final day of the Ping Arizona Intercollegiate, played Tuesday at The Raven at Sabino Springs, a 6,776-yard, par-71 facility. Ellis, who led the Ducks, shot 215 to tie for 22nd place.
The Ducks shot 870 (plus-18) and shared 11th place with UC Irvine. Individually, sophomore Mike Sica tied a career-low with a final round of 69. Sica, who also shot a 69 at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, finished the tournament tied for 29th with rounds of 72-75-69-216.
Fresno State posted totals of 10-under par over the last two rounds to capture the tournament. The Bulldogs, who shot the low round of the tournament with a 270 (minus-14) in the second round, shot a final-round 288 (plus-4) to win the 20-team event by one stroke over Oklahoma State (849).
Oklahoma State's Hunter Mahan shot a final round of 68 (minus-3) to win the event by two strokes over Nick Watney of Fresno State.
Up next, the Ducks travel to Kona, Hawaii, Feb. 13-15, for the Taylor Made Waikoloa at the Waikoloa Golf Club.
Ping Arizona Intercollegiate
The Raven at Sabino Springs
6,776 Yards, Par-71
TEAM SCORES - 1,Fresno State, 290-270-288-848. 2, Oklahoma State, 283-279-287-849. 3, Pepperdine, 286-288-278-852. 4 (tie), New Mexico, 282-282-289-853, Arizona, 287-275-291-853. 6, South Carolina,289-281-286-856. 7, Southern California, 281-282-298-861. 8 , UCLA,288-282-293-863. 9, Washington, 290-277-297-864. 10, Tulsa,288-291-289-868. 11 (tie), Oregon, 290-292-288-870, UC Irvine, 290-285-295-870. 13 (tie), Arizona Red, 294-280-297-871, California, 287-293-291-871. 15, Brigham Young, 302-275-297-874. 16, Oregon State, 295-284-297-876. 17, Mississippi, 298-289-290-877. 18, Southern Methodist, 304-287-288-879. 19, Arizona State, 299-289-294-882. 20, Long Beach State, 303-295-301-899.
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS - 1 ,Hunter Mahan, Oklahoma State, 67-68-68-203. 2, Nick Watney, Fresno State, 73-64-68-205. 3, Kevin Stadler, Southern California, 68-66-72-206. 4, Ricky Barnes, Arizona, 71-67-69-207. 5 (tie), Peter Tomasulo, California, 70-69-70-209, Chris Nallen, Arizona, 70-66-73-209. 7 (tie), John Merrick, UCLA, 73-69-68-21, Michael Beard, Pepperdine, 69-73-68-210, Chad Spencer, Fresno State, 69-66-75-210.
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