Husky Golfers Finish Ninth at The Prestige

Nov. 4, 2003

La Quinta, CA - The 18th-ranked Washington men's golf team shot 295 during the final round of The Prestige to move up to ninth on the final leaderboard with a final score of 886. Washington was led during the 54-hole event by Dan Potter who turned in rounds of 74, 71 and 74 to finish at 3-over 219, good for 20th place.

UCLA shot a final round of 7-under par 281, the low round of the day, erasing a five-stroke deficit to overtake second-round leader Texas Christian in capturing the team title.

UCLA, which finished the three-round event at 5-under 859, had all four scoring players finish below par on Tuesday, led by John Poucher's 3-under 69. UCLA entered the tournament No.4 in the country by Golfweek, two spots ahead of TCU's No.6 ranking. The Horned Frogs (860) fired a 1-under par 287 on Tuesday to finish one stroke ahead of Brigham Young University (861). Pepperdine (863) finished fourth while Colorado (868) and 2000 champion Northwestern (868) tied for fifth.

In the race for individual medalist, TCU's Colby Beckstrom tied for the low-round of the day with a 5-under 67 to overtake second-round leader Zack Miller of Stanford and win by two strokes. Beckstrom, who shot rounds of 71-68-67 for a 10-under 206 total, was the only player in the field to finish under par each round.

Washington All-American Brock Mackenzie shot 1-under 71 on Tuesday to finish 22nd at 4-over 220. Alex Prugh was 33rd at 222 while Erik Olson was 45th at 225. Reid Rader rounded out the UW scoring with a 241 to place 76th.

The Prestige was Washington's final team tournament of the fall.

The Prestige at PGA West
LaQuinta-Mountain Course
LaQuinta, CA
Par-72, 6,841 yards

Team Results

 1   UCLA           283  295  281    859 2   TCU            293  280  287    860 3   Brigham Young  286  289  286    861 4   Pepperdine     284  294  285    863 5   Colorado       286  293  289    868     Northwestern   286  292  290    868 7   Kansas         284  303  289    876 8   UC Davis       290  300  287    877 9   Washington     301  290  295    88610   Stanford       283  302  303    88811   Oklahoma       301  295  300    89612   UC-Irvine      303  302  299    90413   Pacific        301  301  304    90614   Oregon         297  302  309    90815   Yale           303  311  308    922

Individual Leaders

 1  Colby Beckstrom, TCU          71   68   67    206 2  Zack Miller, Stanford         67   67   74    208 3  Tom Johnson, Northwestern     67   75   68    210 3  Jake Ellison, BYU             72   69   69    210 5  Michael Putnam, Pepperdine    68   73   70    211 6  Eric Restrepo, UC Davis       71   74   67    212 6  Kane Webber, Colorado         73   71   68    212 6  Adam Meyer, TCI               70   74   68    212 9  Chris Heintz, UCLA            68   74   71    21310  Steve Conway, UCLA            72   72   70    214

Team-by-Team Results

 1   UCLA                     283  295  281    859 9    Chris Heintz             68   74   71    21310    Steve Conway             72   72   70    21411    Roy Moon                 68   75   72    21522    John Merrick             75   74   71    22028    John Poucher             76   76   69    221

2 TCU 293 280 287 860 1 Colby Beckstrom 71 68 67 206 6 Adam Meyer 70 74 68 21233 J.J. Killeen 78 69 75 22245 Drew Stoltz 76 72 77 22566 Jeff Marcinowski 76 71 87 234

3 Brigham Young Univ. 286 289 286 861 3 Jake Ellison 72 69 69 21016 Todd Miller 70 71 77 21816 Clay Ogden 71 74 73 21822 Clay Bingham 73 75 72 22028 Oscar Alvarez 73 76 72 221

4 Pepperdine Univ. 284 294 285 863 5 Michael Putnam 68 73 70 21113 Alex Coe 72 75 69 21616 Brian O'Flaherty 71 74 73 21828 Chris Elliott 73 74 74 22133 Randy Creighton 76 73 73 222

5 Colorado, U. of 286 293 289 868 6 Kane Webber 73 71 68 21214 Jeff Hanson 70 74 73 21720 Kenny Coakley 70 74 75 21940 Derek O'Neill 76 74 73 22349 Edward McGlasson 73 76 78 227

5 Northwestern 286 292 290 868 3 Tom Johnson 67 75 68 21011 Dillon Dougherty 73 71 71 21540 Bryson Young 71 77 75 22342 Casey Strunk 76 72 76 22460 T.C. Ford 75 74 82 231

7 Kansas, U. of 284 303 289 87614 Andrew Price 72 74 71 21722 Kevin Ward 70 75 75 22033 Gary Woodland 69 82 71 22247 Tyler Docking 77 77 72 22657 Ryan Rainer 73 77 80 230

8 UC Davis 290 300 287 877 6 Eric Restrepo 71 74 67 21222 Scott Gordon 74 77 69 22028 Brett Borchers 69 76 76 22142 Louie Bishop 76 73 75 22477 Chris Kilkenny 78 84 82 244

9 Washington, U. of 301 290 295 88620 Dan Potter 74 71 74 21922 Brock Mackenzie 75 74 71 22033 Alex Prugh 75 72 75 22245 Erik Olson 77 73 75 22576 Reid Rader 78 83 80 241

10 Stanford University 283 302 303 888 2 Zack Miller 67 67 74 20822 Kevin Blue 68 73 79 22060 Kyle Gentry 71 83 77 23166 Pat Phillips 79 79 76 23473 Brandon Lawson 77 85 76 238

11 Oklahoma, U. of 301 295 300 89633 Anthony Kim 75 73 74 22233 Blake Martin 78 73 71 22249 Brodie Flanders 72 75 80 22755 Martin Flores 79 74 75 22878 Brad Purcell 76 85 91 252

12 UC-Irvine 303 302 299 90416 Vinnie Poncino 71 70 77 21849 Neno Boonyaplanun 76 76 75 22766 Derek Uyesaka 82 79 73 23470 Ryne Rindfleisch 77 84 74 23571 Will Park 79 77 80 236

13 Pacific, U. of the 301 301 304 90642 Matt Kern 73 74 77 22455 Andrew Bostrom 78 75 75 22857 Troy McKinley 77 74 79 23060 Miles Kirkpatrick 73 78 80 23172 Reid Scarff 86 78 73 237

14 Oregon, U. of 297 302 309 90849 Mike Sica 74 75 78 22749 Gregg LaVoie 77 76 74 22749 Dustin Pewarchuk 72 76 79 22757 Matt Ma 75 75 80 23064 Jimmy White 76 79 78 233

15 Yale University 303 311 308 92247 Brian Kim 79 72 75 22660 Steve Gray 73 79 79 23164 Rick Reissman 75 82 76 23366 Dan Levy 77 78 79 23473 Benjamin Levy 78 82 78 238

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