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Men's Golf At MacKenzie Invitational

Oct. 7, 2007

THE STORYLINE: The San Francisco men's golf team takes part in the MacKenzie Invitational starting Monday at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif. The two-day tournament, held on a par-71 course, will feature six Pac-10 teams and a large contingent of local talent. Live scoring will be available at Golfstat.com.

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT:

* Format: 54-holes - 36 on Monday, 18 on Tuesday. Team lineups include five players, counting the low four scores

* Tee Times:First Round Begins 7:20 a.m. PT - MondaySecond Round Begins After First Round - continuousFinal Round Begins 8 a.m. PT - Tuesday

* Field: Arizona State, Cal Poly, California, UC Davis, UC Irvine, Fresno State, Louisville, Oregon, Oregon State, St. Mary's, San Diego State, University of San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Washington, Washington State

* Host Course Information: A Dr. Alister MacKenzie design established in 1927, The Meadow Club is located in the North Bay's Marin County. The course sits high above the town of Fairfax, near the Pacific Ocean. The Meadow Club will be the site of the 2008 Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship hosted by the University of California. The Club has hosted 17 satellite fundraising events for Men's Golf beginning in 1989. Meadow Club has hosted the 2001 US Open qualifying, the 1997 NorCal PGA Section Championship and the 1990 NCGA Junior Championship.

* Dons' Lineup: Senior Kenny Adams, junior Kurt Nino, sophomore Conor McElyea, sophomore Chris Cunningham, freshman EJ Kahn

MacKenzie Team Champions:2006 - California2005 - California2004 - Oregon State2003 - California2002 - Fresno State

Individual Champions:2006 - Michael Wilson, California2005 - Jon Rosa, Fresno State2004 - Dillon Dougherty, Northwestern2003 - Steve Conway, UCLA2002 - Nick Watney, Fresno State 

QUOTING COACH NELSON: "We look forward to once again competing in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, which is one of the premier tournaments in collegiate golf played on an outstanding course. After playing in some great tournaments on the East Coast, we are all looking forward to playing close to home with the opportunity to sleep in our own beds. This is a great field with six Pac-10 teams and will be a great challenge for us."

LAST TIME OUT: USF senior Kenny Adams shot a 70 and finished seven-under par as the Xavier Invitational wrapped up play last Tuesday. As a team, San Francisco finished ninth, meeting par with a combined score of 864.

With the addition of first and second round scores of three-under 69 and two-under 70, Adams ended the tournament tied for 12th-place with Marquette's Ted Gray. Entering the day with a 142, sophomore Chris Cunningham shot a 75 Tuesday to come home tied for 37th with a final score of 217.

Freshman EJ Kahn shot a one-under 71 in the final round to leap from 60th to 44th. Kahn had a three-day score of 219. Junior Kurt Nino (72-74-75) finished tied for 55th and sophomore Conor McElyea (74-73-76) tied for 67th.

DONS' NOTES:

* Senior Kenny Adams' first round score of 69 at the Xavier Invitational was the lowest round by a USF golfer this season.

* Freshman EJ Kahn recorded his first under par round in the final day of last week's tournament. The tournament was only the second of Kahn's collegiate career.