Cal Men's Golf in Third Place After First Two Rounds of Pac-10 Championships

April 25, 2005

WALLA WALLA, WA - Led by freshman Michael Jensen and sophomore Brandon Beck, the University of California men's golf team is making an impressive showing after the first two rounds of the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Golf Championships, played at the par 71, 6,606-yard Walla Walla Country Club. The Golden Bears are tied for third place with USC with a two round score of 714 (353-361, +4).

The Bears and No. 18 USC are five strokes back of UCLA. Cal, fighting for a spot at the NCAA West Regional, have two players in the top five: Jensen, who is tied for second, and sophomore Brandon Beck. Beck is in fourth place with consecutive rounds of 69. Jensen is four strokes back of Monday's leader Pat Moore with a 138 (-4).

UCLA fired rounds of 352 (-3) and 355 (E), respectively, to give the Bruins a two-round score of 707 (-3). Two strokes back of UCLA is No. 14 Arizona State. Led by senior Pat Moore, the Sun Devils had a two-round team score of 709 (-1). Moore leads the tournament with an 8-under 134. Moore's consecutive rounds of 67 give him a three stroke lead over Cal's Michael Jensen and Kevin Chappell of UCLA.

Host Washington State is in fifth place with a 717 (+7). No. 19 Arizona and Stanford are tied for sixth place with a score of 722 (+12), No. 26 Washington is sitting in eighth place with a total of 724 (+14), Oregon is in ninth with 726 (+16), and Oregon State is in 10th with 729 (+19) to round out the team scoring at the event.

Team Results:

1. UCLA (352-355--707, -3)2. Arizona State (351-358--709,-1)T3. California (353-361--714, +4)T3. Southern California (362-352--714, +4)5. Washington State (359-358--717, +7)T6. Stanford (363-359--722, +12)T6. Arizona (356-366--722, +12)8. Washington (371-353--724, +14)9. Oregon (369-357--726, +16)10. Oregon State (363-366--729, +19)

Top 10 Individuals:

1. Pat Moore, Arizona State (67-67--134, -8)T2. Michael Jensen, California (69-68--137, -5)T2. Kevin Chappell, UCLA (67-70--137, -5)4. Brandon Beck, California (69-69--138, -4)T5. Erik Olson, Washington (70-69--139, -3)T5. Taylor Wood, Southern CaliforniA (68-71--139, -3)T7. Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State (71-69--140, -2),T7. Kevin Chen, Washington State (70-70--140, -2)T7 Nathan Lashley, Arizona (68-72--140, -2)T7. Tyler Ley, Southern California (72-68--140, -2)

Cal Individuals:

T2. Michael Jensen (69-68--137, -5)4. Brandon Beck (69-69--138, -4)T17. Jeff Vetterick (72-71--143, +1)T42. Jeff Hood (71-77--148, +6)T42. Fredrik Svanberg (72-76--148, +6)58. Kyle Dowden (75-78--153, +11

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