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Dons Fourteenth After Day One Of Alister MacKenzie With 573

Oct. 9, 2006

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The USF men's golf team got off to a tough start Monday shooting a first round 292, but rallied with an afternoon 281 to place 14th after 36 holes of play in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational being held at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

The Dons, who shot well in the practice round, struggled in the early round Monday and wound up with a 573.

Kenny Adams paced the Dons with a 70-69 (139), with Jesse Galvon and Chris Cunningham each carding 144's.

"We have no excuses, because in golf you are what you are," said Dons' head coach Dr. Gary Nelson. "The scores are what you shot.

"That being said, we have been one of the most unlucky teams I have ever seen in my coaching and officiating career. We have had everything from balls rimming out to balls hitting the lip and bouncing into the trap.

"But, I'm confident the team will bounce back tomorrow. We didn't give up after the first round 292. We played three-under golf in the afternoon round and we are five strokes out of eighth place and nine strokes out of fifth."

Cal leads the tournament with a 543, ten strokes ahead of runner-up San Jose State. The tournament concludes Tuesday.

Alister MacKenzie InvitationalDates: 10/09-10/10, 2006Round: 2* IndividualPar-Yardage: 71-6606

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores

1 California, U. of 268 275 5432 San Jose State Univ. 278 275 5533 Penn State U. 287 274 561Oregon State U. 284 277 5615 Washington State U. 286 278 564

Fresno State 278 286 5647 Oregon, U. of 290 276 5668 UC Davis 290 278 568Santa Clara Univ. 288 280 56810 Kansas State Univ. 282 287 569

11 UC-Irvine 293 277 57012 St. Mary's (CA) 289 283 572Long Beach State 286 286 57214 San Francisco, U. of 292 281 57315 Cal Poly 288 289 577

Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores

1 Michael Wilson California 65 67 1322 George Gandranata California 67 67 1343 Joey Benedetti Oregon 70 66 136Stephan Stallworth SJSU 70 66 1365 Robert Rohanna Penn State 69 68 137Diego Velasquez Oregon St. 68 69 137Blair Myers SantaClara 71 66 137*Kent Yamane California 69 68 1379 Brian Edick UC-Irvine 73 65 138Aaron Conrad SJSU 70 68 138Jim Markovitz Penn State 72 66 13812 Kenny Adams USF 70 69 139Rosco Valentine SJSU 69 70 139

USF Scores:

14 San Francisco, U. of 292 281 573T 12 Kenny Adams 70 69 139T 39 Jesse Galvon 73 71 144T 39 Chris Cunningham 74 70 144T 61 Thomas Buran 76 71 14773 Domingo Jojola 75 75 150