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Dons Finish Eleventh in Alister MacKenzie Invitational After Carding 294

Oct. 10, 2006

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The USF men's golf team shot a final round 294, the second best round of the day, to finish eleventh in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational in Fairfax, Calif. with a 54 hole total of 867.

USF was able to gain three spots in the final standings after a rough first round. The Dons were paced by Kenny Adams who finished with a 213, Jessie Galvon who scored 216, and Domingo Jojola's 221.

"I was proud of the team and the way that battled back, said Dons' head coach Dr. Gary Nelson. "Domingo, after that tough first day, shot par today in really tough conditions. Kenny Adams, a newcomer to the team had a good tournament finishing with at par for the event.

"Today the wind was blowing and the greens were firmer so everyone's scores went a lot higher. It was a good accomplishment to pass a few teams, we just couldn't overcome the poor first round.

"But we gained a lot of experience that will be valuable. We played one newcomer, two sophomores and two freshmen. Both of the freshmen has rounds that scored. They also learned that the third round of three is difficult."

California won the event with an 826, 16 strokes better than San Jose State.

USF is next in action at the Santa Clara Invitational on October 23rd.

Alister MacKenzie InvitationalDates: 10/09-10/10, 2006FINAL RESULTS * IndividualPar-Yardage: 71-6606

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores

1 California, U. of 268 275 283 8262 San Jose State Univ. 278 275 289 8423 Oregon State U. 284 277 287 8484 Fresno State 278 286 289 8535 UC Davis 290 278 289 857UC-Irvine 293 277 287 857

7 Oregon, U. of 290 276 296 8628 Santa Clara Univ. 288 280 295 8639 Washington State U. 286 278 300 86410 Penn State U. 287 274 304 86511 San Francisco, U. of 292 281 294 86712 St. Mary's (CA) 289 283 296 868

13 Kansas State Univ. 282 287 303 87214 Long Beach State 286 286 304 87615 Cal Poly 288 289 304 881

Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores

1 Michael Wilson California 65 67 70 2022 Stephan Stallworth SJSU 70 66 68 2043 Diego Velasquez Oregon St. 68 69 71 208Mitch Gillis Oregon St. 73 66 69 2085 Jay Choe UC-Irvine 70 70 69 209George Gandranata California 67 67 75 209Blair Myers SantaClara 71 66 72 2098 Joey Benedetti Oregon 70 66 74 210Matthew Ryan Fresno St. 67 73 70 21010 Robert Rohanna Penn State 69 68 74 211Andrey Mindirgasov California 67 72 72 211*Kent Yamane California 69 68 74 21113 Phil Huffman UC Davis 70 71 71 212Rosco Valentine SJSU 69 70 73 212Brandon Beck California 69 75 68 21216 Michael Jensen California 71 69 73 213Nick Grigsby Wash. St. 77 65 71 213Kenny Adams USF 70 69 74 213

USF SCORES:11 San Francisco, U. of 292 281 294 867

T 16 Kenny Adams 70 69 74 213T 25 Jesse Galvon 73 71 72 216T 52 Domingo Jojola 75 75 71 221T 52 Chris Cunningham 74 70 77 221T 73 Thomas Buran 76 71 79 226