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4/22/02

Tech Men's Golfers Finish Eighth in First Appearance

The Texas Tech men's golf team concluded its final round of competition at the U.S. Intercollegiate on Monday in Stanford, California, shooting a 54-hole score of 875 (293, 291, 291) to finish eighth in its first appearance at the annual tourney.

Senior David Bolen remained at one-under-par 212 (70, 71, 71) to sit in a three-way tie for fourth, making the top five for the fourth time this season. Junior Mark Hull dropped from the top 20 after shooting a five-over-par 218 (72, 72, 74) to tie in 23rd place. Kyle Willmann shot an eight-over-par 221 (76, 72, 73) to drop two spots, tying for 38th. Sophomore Brad Jacobson moved up the boards shooting a three-round total of 226 (75, 78, 73) to tie in 55th place while teammate Brian Smith continued to struggle in the final round finishing in a tie for 79th with a 54-hole score of 233 (78, 76, 79).

Southern California (848) won the team title by ten strokes with the tourney host Stanford Cardinal taking second place. UCLA (862) finished in third place as Oregon (865) trailed three strokes behind in fourth and Washington State (870) rounded out the top five.

The Red Raiders will travel next week to take on top ranked conference opponents in the Big XII Men's Golf Championships, April 29th - 30th, in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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