Men's Golf

    May 31, 1997

    USC Finishes 14th at NCAA Golf Championship

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Pepperdine shot a final round 287 to win the 1997 NCAA Men's Golf Championship Saturday at Conway Farms Golf Club. The title is the first team in history for the Waves, which shot rounds of 287-288-286-287 to finish at 12-over-par 1,148. Wake Forest shot five-under-par 279 on Saturday, the lowest round of the tournament by any team, to move from 11th place into second place, three strokes behind Pepperdine.

    The Waves' victory came without the services of head coach John Geiberger, who was confined to his hotel room after coming down with the chicken pox.

    The individual title went to Clemson junior Charles Warren, who shot five-under-par 279 for the tournament. Warren and Texas' Brad Elder were tied at 279, after the conclusion of the fourth round. On the first playoff hole (18th hole), Elder's second shot found the rough. Warren putted in for a par five, while Elder posted a bogey.

    "It's by far the biggest thrill of my life," said Warren. "It really hasn't sunk in yet. It will be nice to go home and reflect on it."

    Final Team Results
                             Rd. 1  Rd. 2  Rd. 3  Rd. 4   Total
     1.  Pepperdine            287    288    286    287    1148
     2.  Wake Forest           290    295    287    279    1151
     3.  Clemson               291    287    291    284    1153
     4.  Ohio State            292    289    286    287    1154
     5.  Oklahoma State        286    298    283    289    1156
         Arizona State         299    281    288    288    1156
     7.  Northwestern          282    289    292    295    1158
         Texas Christian       290    292    289    287    1158
     9.  Houston               289    284    297    290    1160
    10.  North Carolina        283    295    291    298    1167
    11.  New Mexico            289    298    295    287    1169
    12.  East Tennessee State  286    289    295    300    1170
    13.  Texas A&M             286    297    300    289    1172
    14.  Southern California   289    295    290    299    1173
    15.  Florida               292    295    297    291    1175
    Individual Leaders
     1.  Charles Warren, Clemson           71-68-73-67--279 **
     2.  Brad Elder, Texas                 71-69-67-72--279
     3.  Jason Gore, Pepperdine            65-72-71-72--280
         Keith Nolan, East Tennessee State 71-66-69-74--280
     5.  Mike Walton, Pepperdine           70-71-72-68--281
    ** Warren defeated Elder on the first sudden-death playoff hole

    May 30, 1997

    USC in 12th after Three Rounds at NCAA Golf Championships

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Pepperdine posted a two-over par 286 to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at Conway Farms Golf Club. The Waves currently stand at 861 while host Northwestern, team leader ater rounds one and two, have a team total of 863. The Waves and Wildcats will be paired in the final round with Oklahoma State, which shot one-under-par 283 on Friday to improve to 867 for the tournament.

    "We definitely came out tight," said Northwestern head coach Pat Goss. "They pulled it together coming in (on the back nine)."

    East Tennessee State's Keith Nolan continues to lead the individual standings, shooting 69 on Friday to improve to seven-under-par (206) for the tournament. Texas' Brad Elder is second at six-under-par 207, including four-under-par 67 in Friday's third round. Pepperdine's Jason Gore, the first round leader, stands in third place at five-under-par 208.

    "I did not finish as strong as I'd like," said Nolan, "but I finished the front (nine) well, so I guess it evens out."

    Saturday's final round will begin at 8:30 am CDT. ESPN will televise the conclusion of the round live from 1:30-3:30 p.m. CDT. Tickets for the final round are $15 and will be on sale Saturday morning at the entrance to Conway Farms Golf Club.

    NCAA Men's Division I Golf Championship
    Conway Farms Golf Club
    Lake Forest, Illinois
    Par 71; Team Par 284; Yardage: 6726)
    Team Results (After three rounds)
      1. 861 Pepperdine            287 288 286 --861
      2. 863 Northwestern          282 289 292 --863
      3. 867 Ohio State            292 289 286 --867
         867 Oklahoma State        286 298 283 --867
      5. 868 Arizona State         299 281 288 --868
      6. 869 North Carolina        283 295 291 --869
         869 Clemson               291 287 291 --869
      8. 870 Houston               289 284 297 --870
         870 East Tennessee State  286 289 295 --870
     10. 871 Texas Christian       290 292 289 --871
     11. 872 Wake Forest           290 295 287 --872
     12. 874 Southern California   289 295 290 --874
     13. 882 New Mexico            289 298 295 --882
     14. 883 Texas A & M           286 297 300 --883
     15. 884 Florida               292 295 297 --884
    Top Individuals (After three rounds)
       1 206  Keith Nolan, East Tennessee State
       2 207  Brad Elder, Texas
       3 208  Jason Gore, Pepperdine
       4 211  Richard Coughlan, Clemson
       5 212  Scott Rowe, Northwestern
         212  Charles Warren, Clemson
         212  Ross Bain, North Carolina
       8 213  Chris Hanell, Arizona State
         213  Mike Walton, Pepperdine
         213 *Tim Clark, North Carlina State
      11 214  Leif Westerberg, Oklahoma State
         214  Bryant MacKellar, Auburn
         214  Brian Guetz, Oklahoma State
         214  Scott Johnson, Arizona State
         214  Brian Hull, Southern California
         214  Erik Ciotti, Northwestern
         214  Craig Matthew, Ohio State
         214 *Randy Leen, Indiana
    * Playing as an individual

    May 29, 1997

    USC in Tie for 11th after Two Rounds at NCAA Golf Championships

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Northwestern Wildcats continue to lead the 1997 NCAA Men's Golf Championships, increasing their lead to two stokes after Thursday's second round.

    NU, the host school for the tournament, is three-over par for the tournament (282-289--571). Houston stands in second place at five-over par 573. The Cougars shot even-par 288 for the second round.

    "We've played this course in all sorts of conditions," said Northwestern head coach Pat Goss. "Knowing the course helps, but you still have to make good golf shots and make some putts."

    Individually, East Tennessee State's Keith Nolan and Pepperdine's Jason Gore are tield for the lead at five-under par 137. Gore, who held the lead at 65, shot one-over par 72 on Thursday. Nolan birdied five of the last six holes to shoot 66 in today's second round.

    The field has been cut from 30 teams to 15 teams. Florida and New Mexico earned the final two team spots at 19-over par 587.

    UNLV, which entered the NCAA Championships as the No. 1 ranked team in the country, failed to make the cut, shooting 593 for the first two rounds.

    Friday's third round will start at 7:30 a.m. CDT.

    Team Scores
    1.  Northwestern     282 - 289 -- 571  +3
    2.  Houston          289 - 284 -- 573  +5
    3T. East Tennessee   286 - 289 -- 575  +7
    3T. Pepperdine       287 - 288 -- 575  +7
    5T. North Carolina   283 - 295 -- 578 +10
    5T. Clemson          291 - 287 -- 578 +10
    7.  Arizona State    299 - 281 -- 580 +12
    8.  Ohio State       292 - 289 -- 581 +13
    9.  TCU              290 - 292 -- 582 +14
    10.  Texas A&M       286 - 297 -- 583 +15
    11T. Oklahoma State  286 - 298 -- 584 +16
    11T. USC             289 - 295 -- 584 +16
    13.  Wake Forest     290 - 295 -- 585 +17
    14T. New Mexico      289 - 298 -- 587 +19
    14T. Florida         292 - 295 -- 587 +19
    16T. Arkansas        297 - 292 -- 589 +21
    16T. Arizona         301 - 288 -- 589 +21     
    18T. LSU             293 - 297 -- 590 +22
    18T. San Jose State  299 - 291 -- 590 +22
    20.  Texas           296 - 293 -- 591 +23
    21.  South Carolina  291 - 301 -- 592 +24
    22.  UNLV            300 - 293 -- 593 +25
    23T. Virginia        299 - 295 -- 594 +26
    23T. Drake           297 - 297 -- 594 +26
    25.  Michigan        300 - 297 -- 597 +29
    26T. UCLA            303 - 295 -- 598 +30
    26T. Arizona         294 - 304 -- 598 +30
    28.  Tennessee       300 - 299 -- 599 +31
    29.  Duke            300 - 305 -- 605 +37
    30.  Washington      311 - 306 -- 617 +49
    Individual Scores
    1T. Jason Gore, Pepperdine, 65 - 72 -- 137  -5
    1T. Keith Nolan, East Tennessee, 71 - 66 137  -5
    3T. Charles Warren, Clemson, 71 - 68 -- 139  -3
    3T. Ross Bain, North Carolina, 69 - 70 -- 139  -3
    5T. J.J. Henry, TCU, 72 - 68 -- 140  -2
    5T. Brad Elder, Texas, 71 - 69 -- 140  -2
    5T. Randy Leen, Indiana, 70 - 70 -- 140  -2
    5T. Max Harris, North Carolina, 67 - 73 -- 140  -2
    5T. Tim Clark, N.C. State, 67 - 73 -- 140  -2
    10T. Scott Rowe, Northwestern, 73 - 68 -- 141  -1
    10T. Craig Matthew, Ohio State, 71 - 70 -- 141  -1
    10T. Mike Walton, Pepperdine, 70 - 71 -- 141  -1
    10T. Arron Oberholser, San Jose, 69 - 72 -- 141  -1
    14T. Scott Johnson, Arizona State, 73 - 69 -- 142  Even
    14T. Brian Hull, USC, 70 - 72 -- 142  Even
    14T. Eric Ciotti, Northwestern, 68 - 74 -- 142  Even
    Team Scores
    1.  Northwestern     282 - 289 -- 571  +3
    2.  Houston          289 - 284 -- 573  +5
    3T. East Tennessee   286 - 289 -- 575  +7
    3T. Pepperdine       287 - 288 -- 575  +7
    5T. North Carolina   283 - 295 -- 578 +10
    5T. Clemson          291 - 287 -- 578 +10
    7.  Arizona State    299 - 281 -- 580 +12
    8.  Ohio State       292 - 289 -- 581 +13
    9.  TCU              290 - 292 -- 582 +14
    10.  Texas A&M       286 - 297 -- 583 +15
    11T. Oklahoma State  286 - 298 -- 584 +16
    11T. USC             289 - 295 -- 584 +16
    13.  Wake Forest     290 - 295 -- 585 +17
    14T. New Mexico      289 - 298 -- 587 +19
    14T. Florida         292 - 295 -- 587 +19
    16T. Arkansas        297 - 292 -- 589 +21
    16T. Arizona         301 - 288 -- 589 +21     
    18T. LSU             293 - 297 -- 590 +22
    18T. San Jose State  299 - 291 -- 590 +22
    20.  Texas           296 - 293 -- 591 +23
    21.  South Carolina  291 - 301 -- 592 +24
    22.  UNLV            300 - 293 -- 593 +25
    23T. Virginia        299 - 295 -- 594 +26
    23T. Drake           297 - 297 -- 594 +26
    25.  Michigan        300 - 297 -- 597 +29
    26T. UCLA            303 - 295 -- 598 +30
    26T. Arizona         294 - 304 -- 598 +30
    28.  Tennessee       300 - 299 -- 599 +31
    29.  Duke            300 - 305 -- 605 +37
    30.  Washington      311 - 306 -- 617 +49
    Individual Scores
    1T. Jason Gore, Pepperdine, 65 - 72 -- 137  -5
    1T. Keith Nolan, East Tennessee, 71 - 66 137  -5
    3T. Charles Warren, Clemson, 71 - 68 -- 139  -3
    3T. Ross Bain, North Carolina, 69 - 70 -- 139  -3
    5T. J.J. Henry, TCU, 72 - 68 -- 140  -2
    5T. Brad Elder, Texas, 71 - 69 -- 140  -2
    5T. Randy Leen, Indiana, 70 - 70 -- 140  -2
    5T. Max Harris, North Carolina, 67 - 73 -- 140  -2
    5T. Tim Clark, N.C. State, 67 - 73 -- 140  -2
    10T. Scott Rowe, Northwestern, 73 - 68 -- 141  -1
    10T. Craig Matthew, Ohio State, 71 - 70 -- 141  -1
    10T. Mike Walton, Pepperdine, 70 - 71 -- 141  -1
    10T. Arron Oberholser, San Jose, 69 - 72 -- 141  -1
    14T. Scott Johnson, Arizona State, 73 - 69 -- 142  Even
    14T. Brian Hull, USC, 70 - 72 -- 142  Even
    14T. Eric Ciotti, Northwestern, 68 - 74 -- 142  Even

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