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Easterly Leads Pilots At Cal Poly Intercollegiate

March 31, 2007

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. --- Portland senior Jake Easterly shot a 2-under par 70 in the final round of the Cal Poly Intercollegiate to climb into a tie for sixth place individually and propel the team to an 11th place tie. The three round, 18-team event concluded Friday at the par 72, 6,761-yard Cypress Ridge Golf Course. Easterly finished with a 216 (E), while his final 36 holes (69-70-139) matched De Paul's Greg Doherty as the low for the tournament.

Host Cal Poly (866) won the team title by 13 strokes over Loyola Marymount (879). LMU's Brian Locke (209, -7) claimed individual medalist honors, besting Doherty by three strokes. Easterly was seven strokes off the lead.

Fellow Pilot senior Kevin Beavers had a strong showing on the first day, coming in eighth overall through 36 holes at even par (144), but struggled with a final round 79 and finished tied for 21st at 223, one stroke out of the top 20.

Portland combined for a 904 team score to finish in a tie with Idaho State. Only two strokes separated Portland and eight-place finishers Gonzaga and Idaho.

The Pilots will now prepare for the West Coast Conference Golf Championships, slated for April 16-17 at La Purisima Golf Club in Lompoc, Calif.

Cal Poly Intercollegiate - Final Results
Cypress Ridge Golf Course (Arroyo Grande, Calif.) - Par 72 - 6,761 yards

Team Scores: 1. Cal Poly (287-288-291) 866; 2. Loyola Marymount (291-293-295) 879; 3. CSU-Bakersfield (295-291-297) 883; 4. CSU-Northridge (295-296-293) 884; 5. Cal Poly B (298-290-298) 886; 6. De Paul (290-300-302) 892; 7. Sacramento State (308-290-296) 894; t8. Gonzaga (296-308-298) 902; t8. Idaho (298-296-308) 902); 10. CSU-San Marcos (293-303-302) 903; t11. Portland (305-298-301) 904; t11. Idaho State (295-306-303) 904; 13. British Columbia (305-304-297) 906; 14. Utah State (307-297-303) 907; 15. Claremont McKenna (301-299-311) 911; 16. San Francisco (301-301-310) 912; 17. UC Riverside (301-310-304) 915; 18. Utah Valley State (308-308-308) 924.

Individual Leaders: 1. Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount (67-73-69) 209, -7; 2. Greg Doherty, De Paul (73-69-70) 212, -4; 3. Chris Kwon, CSU-Bakersfield (72-71-70) 213, -3; 4. Geoff Gonzalez, Cal Poly (71-69-74) 214, -2; 5. Luis Kim, CSU Northridge (70-73-72) 215, -1.

Portland Scores: t6. Jake Easterly (77-69-70) 216, E; t21. Kevin Beavers (72-72-79) 223, +7; t48. Terrence Macatangay (76-78-74)228, +12; t82. Thomas Robertson (80-79-78) 237, +21; Joel Johnson (80-82-86) 248, +32.