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Cal Men's Golf Places 10th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/09/2006

April 9, 2006

TEMPE, ARIZ. - Led by sophomore Michael Jensen, the Cal men's golf team finished 10th at the 34th annual ASU Thunderbird Invitational, played at the Karsten Golf Course (par 71, 7,017 yards) in Tempe, Ariz. The Golden Bears shot a three-round team score of 864 (287, 285, 292). Jensen finished tied for 11th with a 210, shooting 69s in both the first and second rounds, before ending with a 72 for the third round Sunday.

Cal's other top performers for the tournament were freshman Romain Payet, who tied for 44th with a 218 (71-77-70); junior Michael Wilson (73-74-74) and freshman George Gandranata, tied for 56th with a 221s (74-68-79); and sophomore Freddy Wolfe, tied for 65th with a 225 (75-74-76).

Cal freshman Erick Thorson played as an individual and finished 80th with a 238 (82-75-76).

Arizona junior Henry Liaw shot an 11-under 202 (66-69-67) and finished second in the individual standings to help the Arizona Wildcats capture the tournament with a 22-under 830 (278-280-272). Arizona came back from nine strokes on the final day to top second-round leaders UNLV and San Diego State.

Kansas State's Ben Kern shot a 14-under 199 (69-65-65) to set the tournament record for low score and take home medalist honors. Kern led after the second round by one stroke over three players and then shot another 65 in the final round for the win. He is the first player in 34-year tournament history to shoot under 200.

FINAL RESULTS ASU Thunderbird Invitational
                         Karsten Course Tempe, AZ
                         Dates: 04/08 - 04/09 (Today:04-09-2006)
                                   Par: 71
                                   Yardage: 7017

Fin. School Scores

1 Arizona, U. of 278 280 272 830 2 Henry Liaw 66 69 67 202 3 Brian Prouty 70 68 67 205 T 28 Nathan Tyler 73 71 70 214 T 32 Travis Esway 69 77 69 215 T 61 Josh Esler 82 72 69 223

2 UNLV 279 270 282 831 T 8 Andres Gonzales 71 68 70 209 T 8 Blake Trimble 69 70 70 209 T 11 Sevng-Su Han 69 66 75 210 T 15 Jared Texter 77 67 67 211 T 37 C.J. Gatto 70 69 77 216

T 3 San Diego State U. 277 272 286 835 5 Aaron Goldberg 70 65 72 207 T 6 David Palm 70 66 72 208 T 19 Andrew Scott 70 71 71 212 T 19 Josh Warthen 67 73 72 212 T 28 Cory Segall 73 70 71 214

T 3 Kansas State Univ. 287 271 277 835 1 Ben Kern 69 65 65 199 T 19 Tyler Cummins 75 67 70 212 T 28 Robert Streb 74 69 71 214 T 44 Joe Kinney 70 77 71 218 T 56 Kyle Yonke 74 70 77 221

5 Stanford University 283 276 279 838 4 Rob Grube 71 67 68 206 T 11 Zack Miller 71 70 69 210 T 15 Scott MacDonald 70 70 71 211 T 37 Matthew Savage 71 69 76 216 T 42 Daniel Lim 74 72 71 217

6 Arizona State U. 283 277 281 841 T 6 Niklas Lemke 67 69 72 208 T 19 Erik Coover 71 73 68 212 T 24 Alejandro Canizares 72 70 71 213 T 24 Phillip Telliard 75 68 70 213 T 52 Lenny Park 73 70 77 220

7 Illinois, U. of 285 282 287 854 T 24 Mark Ogren 73 70 70 213 T 24 Kyle Hosick 71 70 72 213 T 32 Frank Alafoginis 73 71 71 215 T 50 Patrick Nagle 68 73 78 219 T 52 Blair Harkins 75 71 74 220

8 UCF 291 290 280 861 T 15 Greg Forest 71 72 68 211 T 19 Sonny Nimkhum 71 69 72 212 T 44 Giwon Suh 75 76 67 218 T 65 Kyle Davis 75 73 77 225 T 72 Stefan Wistorf 74 81 73 228

9 Colorado State Univ. 283 297 283 863 T 32 Zen Brown 74 72 69 215 T 37 Derrick Whiting 70 76 70 216 T 44 Nate Pettitt 70 75 73 218 T 50 Aaron Weston 70 74 75 219 WD Kevin McAlpine 73 WD 71

10 California, U. of 287 285 292 864 T 11 Michael Jensen 69 69 72 210 T 44 Romain Payet 71 77 70 218 T 56 Michael Wilson 73 74 74 221 T 56 George Gandranata 74 68 79 221 T 65 Freddy Wolfe 75 74 76 225

11 South Carolina 288 289 292 869 T 28 Florian Fritsch 71 67 76 214 T 32 Erik Johansen 69 76 70 215 T 61 Patrick Cunning 80 72 71 223 T 65 Mark Anderson 71 79 75 225 T 72 Allen Koon 77 74 77 228

12 Texas Tech Univ. 284 289 298 871 T 15 Santiago Rivas 67 78 66 211 T 37 Oscar Floren 72 69 75 216 64 Andrew Dresser 71 71 82 224 76 Jake Younan-Wise 74 73 82 229 81 Brandon Lakatta 83 76 75 234

13 Arkansas, U. of 294 293 286 873 T 32 Matt Bortis 71 74 70 215 T 37 Josh Farrell 72 72 72 216 T 44 Eric Shriver 76 73 69 218 T 65 Scotty Campbell 76 74 75 225 T 72 Jordan Payne 75 77 76 228

14 Oregon, U. of 294 289 294 877 T 8 Joey Benedetti 72 68 69 209 T 56 Gregg LaVoie 74 72 75 221 T 65 Derek Sipe 77 73 75 225 T 72 Chris Dukemimier 77 76 75 228 T 78 Dustin Pewarchuk 71 83 78 232

15 Penn State U. 302 300 307 909 T 52 Robert Rohanna 71 74 75 220 T 70 Greg Pieczynski 75 75 76 226 77 Mitch Van Zelfosn 75 78 78 231 82 Harvin Groft 84 75 78 237 83 Chad Bricker 81 76 87 244

DNF Arizona State Maroon 302 294 DNF T 52 Fredrik Andersson 73 72 75 220 60 Steele DeWald 78 70 74 222 T 78 Ryan Kelley 78 78 76 232 WD Charly Simon 73 74 WD

Fin. Individuals School Scores

T 11 Ben Fox Arizona 67 69 74 210 T 42 Dodge Kemmer Stanford 70 73 74 217 T 44 Trey Denton Arizona 71 71 76 218 T 61 Justin St. Clair Oregon 73 77 73 223 T 70 Billy Whalen Arizona 74 74 78 226 80 Erick Thorson California 82 75 76 233


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