OSU Finishes 16th At Western Intercollegiate

April 8, 2003

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - -

For the second day in a row, Oregon State struggled with its approach shots as the men's golf team had to settle for 16th at the Western Intercollegiate with a final round 307.

The Beavers shot 911 for the tournament at the par-70 Pasatiempo Golf Course, which is known for its slick, undulated greens.

'We just continued to put the ball in the wrong places and weren't able to get up and down,' OSU coach Brian Watts said. 'We flat out just didn't get the job done. We struggled with the putter and from the fairway in.'

For the seventh time in nine tournaments, Michael Jurgensen led the Beavers with a tie for 39th. His 75 in the final round gave him an 8-over 224 for the tournament.

UCLA claimed the tournament title with a 15-over 855, beating UC-Irvine by seven strokes. The Bruins' Steve Conway came away with a 1-shot victory over Pacific's Matt Hansen in the medalist race, shooting 208.

Rounding out the scoring for OSU was Kenny Coakley, who, along with Jurgensen has played in every round this year, was one stoke back in a tie for 44th. Daren Greig tied for 52nd with a 227.

Appearing in the lineup for the first time this year were Chad Sawyer and Cameron MacKenzie, who shot 240 and 242, respectively, to tie for 84th and 86th.

OSU plays in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational this Friday and Saturday.


1. UCLA 283-280-292-855; 2. UC-Irvine 289-287-286-862; 3. UTEP 289-288-291-868; 4. Oregon 291-287-291-869; 5. Pacific 292-286-292-870; 6. Washington 298-286-293-877; 7. California 303-293-289-885; 7. CSU-Stanislaus 288-294-303-885; 9. Long Beach State 295-293-298-886; 10. San Jose State 296-292-299-887; 11. UC-Santa Barbara 289-304-295-888; 12. Stanford 290-291-308-889; 13. Nevada 300-303-289-892; 14. Kansas 300-296-297-893; 15. UC-Riverside 294-295-306-895; 16. Oregon State 300-304-307-911; 17. Santa Clara 309-305-301-915; 18. Hawaii 320-317-318-955.


1. Steve Conway, UCLA 72-67-69-208; 2. Matt Hansen, Pacific 71-69-69-209; 3. Dan Swanson, UTEP 69-70-71-210; 4. Isaac Weintraub, San Jose State 74-69-68-211; 4. Brendan Steele, UC-Riverside 73-68-70-211; 4. Jeff Coburn, UC-Irvine 71-71-69-211.


T39. Michael Jurgensen 73-76-75-224; t44. Kenny Coakley 79-73-73-225; t52. Daren Greig 73-75-79-227; t84. Chad Sawyer 77-83-80-240; t86. Cameron MacKenzie 77-80-85-242.

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