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Buffs In Sixth After Morning Round

Mar 23, 2003

STEVINSON, Calif. - The University of Colorado men's golf team put up one of its best single rounds of the season and stood in sixth place after the first round of the fifth annual CU-Stevinson Ranch Invitational.

The second round is currently underway and should conclude around 6 p.m. PST. The conditions Monday were near-perfect, with the temperature reaching 71 degrees and the winds relatively mellow, usually from 5-10 miles per hour but the with the occasional central California 20 mph gusts at this time of year.

Cal-Irvine, Kansas State and Wichita State were the tri-leaders after the first round, both in with 2-under par 286 team scores. It was a pretty tight morning round, with just 12 strokes separating the top 10 teams; Colorado is in the middle of that pack with a 293 score, good for sixth.

The 17th and 18th holes proved a bit costly for the Buffaloes in the morning round, as the four players that would contribute to the team score played the tough pair at 5-over. Senior captain Stephen Carroll double-bogeyed No. 17 when both his drive and second shot went far left and in the water. Despite taking two penalty shots, he showed his leadership by getting it up-and-down from 100 yards out. He then rallied to birdie the 545-yard, par-5 18th hole, also into the wind.

Junior Jeff Hanson (34-38-72) and freshman Edward McGlasson (36-36-72) paced the Buffaloes in the morning (tying for 11th); UC-Irvine's Mike Lavery was the individual leader, carding a 68 for a two stroke lead on the 7,199-yard, par-72 Stevinson Ranch Golf Club layout. Carroll wound up posting a 37-37-74, tying for 30th.

"We played pretty good, it's a shame we lost a few strokes on those last two holes and it was too bad we couldn't put a cap on the round," CU assistant coach and tournament director Brad Neher said (head coach Mark Simpson is out on the course). "That is often the difference; we need to learn how to gain a few or at least hold steady at the finish. But they'll continue to learn and it will eventually show up in the results. We're not that far from being there."

The final round will commence with an 8 a.m. (PST) shotgun start Tuesday morning.

Team Scores

1. UC-Irvine........... 286
1. Kansas State........ 286
1. Wichita State....... 286
4. CSU-Stanislaus...... 288
5. Kansas.............. 292
6. COLORADO............ 293
7. Missouri............ 295
8. Pacific............. 296
9. Drake............... 298
9. Nebraska............ 298
11. Iowa State.......... 299
12. Illinois State...... 303
13. SW Missouri State... 305
14. Air Force........... 309

Individual Results

Rank Player School Rd 1 Total +/-
1 Mike Lavery UC-Irvine 35- 33 68 -4
2 Matt Hansen Pacific 37- 33 70 -2
Ryan Thornberry CSU-Stanis 35- 35 70 -2
Josh Persons Kansas St. 35- 35 70 -2
5 Brandon Knaub Missouri 35- 36 71 -1
Tyler Hall Kansas 34- 37 71 -1
Jim Schafer CSU-Stanis 36- 35 71 -1
John May Wichita St 37- 34 71 -1
Ty Cline Wichita St 33- 38 71 -1
Jay Choe UC-Irvine 38- 33 71 -1
11 Derek Butts Drake 37- 35 72 E
Matt VanCleave Kansas St. 37- 35 72 E
Julien Trudeau Wichita St 36- 36 72 E
Brian Anderson Ill. St. 36- 36 72 E
Kevin Oswald Iowa State 37- 35 72 E
Aaron Watkins Kansas St. 38- 34 72 E
Jeff Hanson Colorado 34- 38 72 E
Jason Novascone Wichita St 36- 36 72 E
Edward McGlasson Colorado 36- 36 72 E
A.J. Elgert Kansas St. 38- 34 72 E
Andrew Price Kansas 35- 37 72 E
22 Chris Marshall Kansas 38- 35 73 +1
Jim Troy Nebraska 36- 37 73 +1
Kane Hanson Drake 37- 36 73 +1
Chris Happ Missouri 35- 38 73 +1
Judd Easterling Wichita St 36- 37 73 +1
Jeff Coburn UC-Irvine 38- 35 73 +1
Denny Bull Ill. St. 37- 36 73 +1
Chris Morgan CSU-Stanis 37- 36 73 +1
30 Charlie Zinn CSU-Stanis 38- 36 74 +2
Stephen Carroll Colorado 37- 37 74 +2
Judd Cornell Nebraska 38- 36 74 +2
Matt Brooks Drake 39- 35 74 +2
David Jenkins Missouri 37- 37 74 +2
Ryan Armstrong UC-Irvine 40- 34 74 +2
Seth Porter Nebraska 38- 36 74 +2
Brian Edick Pacific 40- 34 74 +2
38 Blake Moore Colorado 37- 38 75 +3
Jeremy Lyons Iowa State 41- 34 75 +3
Jarett Hamamoto Air Force 36- 39 75 +3
David Dupy SMS 38- 37 75 +3
Bill Sutt CSU-Stanis 37- 38 75 +3
Greg Stephanson Iowa State 38- 37 75 +3
*Cory Cooper Wichita St 35- 40 75 +3
45 Adam Wasinger Air Force 40- 36 76 +4
Jared Pyatt SMS 39- 37 76 +4
Andrew Bostrom Pacific 39- 37 76 +4
Walter Brown Ill. St. 38- 38 76 +4
Ryan Rainer Kansas 38- 38 76 +4
Ben Scribner Pacific 39- 37 76 +4
Drew Dalziel Iowa State 39- 37 76 +4
Pete Krsnich Kansas 38- 38 76 +4
Landon Chang Air Force 41- 35 76 +4
Vinnie Poncino UC-Irvine 38- 38 76 +4
55 Julien Duxin SMS 36- 41 77 +5
Tyler Swanson Iowa State 40- 37 77 +5
Greg Douglas Kansas St. 40- 37 77 +5
JJ Sullivan Nebraska 39- 38 77 +5
Cory Ewert Missouri 38- 39 77 +5
Derek O'Neill Colorado 39- 38 77 +5
Michael Radek Missouri 40- 37 77 +5
Sandesh Sidhu SMS 39- 38 77 +5
*Chris Mabry Missouri 40- 37 77 +5
64 Brian Bennett SMS 38- 40 78 +6
Matt Kern Pacific 39- 39 78 +6
*Michael Feuerstein Colorado 39- 39 78 +6
67 Jeff Berkshire Drake 42- 37 79 +7
Kevin Bryson Nebraska 40- 39 79 +7
*Jonathan James Kansas St. 39- 40 79 +7
70 Kyle Vasel Ill. St. 41- 41 82 +10
Chris Leong Air Force 40- 42 82 +10
Mike Foster Drake 39- 43 82 +10
*Kevin Ward Kansas 38- 44 82 +10
74 Tim Thoren Air Force 39- 44 83 +11
75 Chris Eddy Ill. St. 40- 48 88 +16
*-competing as an individual.