March 29, 2005
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Two rain showers in a six-hour period including one at the start of the third round forced cancellation of the third and final round of the 59th Annual Western Intercollegiate men's golf tournament.
The University of Oregon, the leader after 36 holes of the team competition, and J.J. Scurich, tops among the 90 players in the field, were declared champion and medalist, respectively.
"(This morning) The greens became completely saturated and made them unplayable. With the accumulation of rain from the last week, there was nowhere for the water to go," said San Jose State coach and tournament director John Dormann.
In college golf, 36 holes of competition qualifies as a a countable tournament for season records and post-season consideration.
Oregon finished with a total of 582 on the par 70, 6,445-yard Pasatiempo Golf Course. Kansas at 584, UCLA at 586, Stanford at 589, and UC Irvine at 590 round out the top five teams.
Nevada, which shot a 602 (+42) on Monday, finished 15th, one stroke from a tie for 12th place.
Cal Poly's J.J. Scurich finished as the only player under par with his 138. UCLA's David Im, at even par 140, was second. Kevin Ward of Kansas and Matt Ma of Oregon tied for third at 141. Long Beach State's Jeremy Keller fired a hole-in-one on the eighth hole in the March 28 afternoon round en route to a 67, the day's low score, and tied with Garrett Sapp of UC Irvine for fith place at 142.
Junior Adam Hagen (Scappoose, Ore.) registered his second consecutive top 10 finish and his fourth of the season. Hagen (76-68) finished with a 36-hole total of 144 (+4). Junior John Cassidy (Yelm, Wash.) and sophomore Dustin Hall (Sparks, Nev.) both tied for 10th place at 10-over par 150. Senior Darren Fletcher (Boise, Idaho) tied for 78th at 158 (+18) and freshman James Haban (Crescent City, Calif.) tied for 86th place at 22-over 163.
The Wolf Pack will play in the BYU Cougar Classic April 22-23rd before the Western Athletic Conference Championship, which will be played in Choudrant, La. May 2-4th.
NEVADA'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS T8 Adam Hagen 76-68 = 144 (+4) T34 John Cassidy 76-74 = 150 (+10) T34 Dustin Hall 72-78 = 150 (+10) T78 Darren Fletcher 78-80 = 158 (+18) T86 James Haban 80-82 = 162 (+22)
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