Cal Men's Golf Loses to No. 2-seeded Oklahoma State in Collegiate Match Play Championship

Nov. 14, 2004

HOWEY-IN-THE-WOODS, FL - The No. 15-seeded Cal men's golf team fell to No. 2-seeded Oklahoma State, 3-2-0, Sunday in the first round of the the 2004 Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship, held Nov. 14-16 at Mission Inn Resort at Howey-in-the Hills, Fla.

The winning players for the Golden Bears were redshirt freshman Kyle Dowden and senior Jeff Hood. Dowden defeated Oklahoma State's Zack Robinson, 4 and 3, while Hood upended the Cowboy's Alex Noren, 2 and 1. Cal's freshman Michael Jensen fell to OSU's Pablo Martin, 4 and 3; junior Fredrik Svanberg lost to the Cowboys' Chris Clarke, 4 and 3; and sophomore Eric West fell to OSU's Zac Reynolds, 5 and 4.

In the second round consolation bracket, No. 10 seeded UCLA was leading Cal, 3-2, when play was halted due to darkness. Competition will continue Monday at 8 a.m.

(2) Oklahoma State def. (15) California, 3-2-0

Pablo Martin, OSU def. Michael Jensen, Cal, 4 and 3

Kyle Dowden, Cal def. Zack Robinson, OSU, 4 and 3

Jeff Hood, Cal def. Alex Norén, OSU, 2 and 1

Chris Clarke, OSU def. Fredrik Svanberg, Cal, 4 and 3

Zac Reynolds, OSU def. Eric West, Cal, 5 and 4

(10) UCLA leads (15) California, 3-2

Michael Jensen, Cal leads John Poucher, UCLA , 1-up though 12

Daniel Im, UCLA leads Kyle Dowden, Cal, 2-up through 12

Kevin Chappell, UCLA leads Jeff Hood, Cal, 2-up through 12

Fredrik Svanberg, Cal leads Peter Campbell, UCLA, 1-up through 12

Chris Heintz, UCLA lead Eric West, Cal, 2-up through 13