Men's Golf
    USC at NCAA Men's Golf West Regional

    May 14, 1998

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    TEMPE, Ariz. - UNLV and New Mexico both shot a one under-par 287 to lead the 1998 NCAA West Regional after the first of three rounds. Host and Pac-10 champion Arizona State is tied for seventh, six shots off the pace. Individually, there is a three-way tie for the lead, at four under-par 68, between BYU's Andy Miller, New Mexico's Doug La Belle and UC Santa Barbara's Kyle Kovacs.

    "We had a good final nine holes today," Rebels head coach Dwaine Knight said. "We were four-over on the front, so we played pretty well at five-under on the second nine."

    ASU head coach Randy Lein's freshman-laden squad began the day on the back-nine and Lein was happy with where the Sun Devils are at.

    "I'm very happy with our first round scores," said Lein. "The freshman played well. However, we are not as sharp as we want to be because of finals. It's the same case with most of the teams here."

    ASU's Paul Casey is the leading Sun Devil, currently tied for fifth place with a two-under 70.

    1998 NCAA WEST REGIONAL TEAM STANDINGS

    1. (tie) UNLV		-1
    1. (tie) New Mexico	-1
    3. UCLA		E
    4. UC-Santa Barbara	+2
    5. California		+3
    6. Arizona		+4
    7. (tie) BYU		+5
    7. (tie) ASU		+5
    9. (tie) Fresno State	+7
    9. (tie) Washington	+7
    11. (tie) Pacific	+10
    11. (tie) UC-Irvine	+10
    13. (tie) Colorado St.	+12
    13. (tie) Oregon	+12
    15. New Mexico St.	+13
    16. UTEP		+14
    17. USC		+15
    18. Nevada		+17
    

    1998 NCAA WEST REGIONAL INDIVIDUAL TOP 20

    1. Andy Miller, BYU, -4
    1. Doug La Belle, New Mexico, -4
    1. Kyle Kovacs, UC-Santa Barbara, -4
    4. Ryan King, Fresno State, -3
    5. Paul Casey, ASU, -2
    5. Ben Crane, Oregon, -2
    5. Derek Gillespie, Arizona, -2
    5. Kevin Wolf, Pacific, -2
    5. Greg Robertson, New Mexico, -2
    5. Scott Lander, UNLV, -2
    11. Rory Sabbatini, Arizona, -1
    11. Brandon DiTullio, UCLA, -1
    11. Brian Nosler, Washington, -1
    11. Jeremy Anderson, UNLV, -1
    11. Nigel Spence, Colorado State, -1
    11. Han Lee, California, -1
    11. Jeff McGraw, UCLA, -1
    18. B.J. Schlagenhauf, UCLA, E
    18. Ralph Gomoets, UTEP, E
    18. Conan Vitale, UC-Irvine, E