Men's Golf Finishes 24th At NCAA West Regional

May 22, 2004

Sunriver, Ore. - The Stanford men's golf team struggled on the final day of competition at the NCAA West Regional, shooting a 315 on the day, finishing 24th overall with a three-round score of 921 at Sunriver Resort's par-72, 7,597 yard Crosswater Club. Top-seeded UCLA trailed ninth-seed New Mexico a majority of the day before pulling out a one-stroke victory. The Bruins finished at 1-over (865) after a final round team-score of 294, tying Pepperdine for the low score of the day.

UCLA's Travis Johnson and Arizona's Chris Nallen tied for medalist honors at 5-under 211.

Joining UCLA and New Mexico in advancing to the NCAA Championships are: Arizona (+8, 872), Arizona State (+9, 873), Brigham Young (+17, 881), USC (+17, 881), Toledo (+18, 882), California (+18, 882), Pepperdine (+20, 884) and Washington (+21, 885).

Cardinal Kevin Blue finished tied for 43rd individually, carding a three-day total of 223 (71-75-77) while teammate Matt Savage tied for 81st with a 230 (76-76-78). Sophomore Kyle Gentry tied for 110th after posting a 234 (74-79-81) and freshman Zack Miller tied for 121st with a 238 (77-78-83). Matt Shin tied for 134th (82-83-79--244).

The course played much harder for the final round, with the average score at 77.64 per player, compared to 75.11 and 75.31 in the first two rounds.

Complete results can be viewed at www.golfstat.com

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