MAVERICKS TIE FOR SECOND IN SEASON OPENER
Sept. 14, 2004
CORVALLIS, Ore. - UTA golfers Tyrone Mordt (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Jordan Krantz (Vermillion Bay, Canada) fired rounds of 71 and 70 to lead UTA to a final round total of 290 and a tie for second place at the 2004 NIKE/Northwest Collegiate Classic here Tuesday.
The Mavericks' 54-hole total of 859 ties for the fifth lowest score in school history matching the score of the Long Beach Invitational in 2000 and the Northwest Collegiate Classic in 2001. The runner-up spot was the best finish since winning the Beau Chene Classic on Feb. 20, 2002.
"This is a great start to the season," said UTA Head Golf Coach Jay Rees. "I thought we performed well the first day and were able to hang on to second place (today). We made some mistakes on the final 18, but hopefully we learned from those mistakes and can build on this momentum."
Host Oregon State blistered their home course -- The Trysting Tree Golf Course on the OSU campus -- with a tournament record 26-under-par 838 to claim the title. Beaver Jonathan Green broke the medalist mark with a three-round total of 203 (65-70-68).
Mordt was the only UTA golfer to finish in the top 10 with an eighth-place finish at three-under-par 213. Marc Campbell finished the tournament even par 216 and Krantz, who had the team's best score on the final day, tied for 21st at 217.
TOURNAMENT NOTES: The second round score of 283 tied for the ninth lowest round in program history.
Final results from the 2004 Northwest Collegiate Classic played on the 7,030-yard, par-72, Trysting Tree Golf Course on the campus of Oregon State University.
Team standings -- Oregon State 274-281-283-838, (tie) UTA 286-283-290-859 and Oregon 294-285-280-859, UC-Irvine 280-295-285-860, Nevada 286-285-296-867, Long Beach State 291-285-293-869, New Mexico State 287-296-288-871, Washington State 285-296-292-873, Idaho 290-285-300-875, Portland 289-296-293-878, Cal Poly 298-284-297-879, Utah 284-296-302-882, San Diego 298-292-296-886.
Individual results -- Jonathan Green, Oregon State 65-70-68-203 (new tournament record); Matt Ma, Oregon 65-74-69-208; Mike Shelly, San Diego 70-69-71-210; (tie) Garrett Sapp, UC-Irvine 68-72-71-211; Vincent Johnson, Oregon State 68-69-74-211; Jason Ferrin, Nevada 70-73-68-211; Justin St. Clair, Oregon 4-67-70-211; (tie) Tyrone Mordt, UTA 73-69-71-213; Jay Choe, UC-Irvine 70-75-68-213; Robert Goff, New Mexico State 71-72-70-213; Clayton Moe, Oregon State 71-71-71-213.
Other UTA results -- t15, Marc Campbell 72-70-74-216; t21, Jordan Krantz 73-74-70-217; t24, Jeff Murray 69-70-79-218; t41, Zack Reeves 72-74-75-221.