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Men's golf places fifth at the Battle at the Beach

February 16, 2011

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The Arizona State men's golf team shot a 9-over par 359 in the third round and took fifth place at the Battle at the Beach in Newport Beach, Calif., with a 23-over par 1073 (351-363-359). Junior Philip Francis recorded a 2-over par 72 in the final round to register the top score for the Sun Devils with a 1-over par 211 (70-69-72) and finished in seventh.

Senior Scott Pinckney tied for 10th with a 3-over par 213 (70-74-69) after carding a 1-under par 69 in the third round, his seventh round under par this season. This is the second consecutive tournament Pinckney has placed in the top-10. Seniors Thomas Buran (70-76-72) and James Byrne (71-75-72) each shot a 2-over par 72 and finished in a tie for 29th at 8-over par 218. Senior Oscar Zetterwall ended the tournament with a 21-over par 221 (70-77-74) and in a tie for 45th after shooting a 4-over par 74 in the final round. Senior Jesper Kennegard tied for 66th with a 27-over par 227 (77-69-81).

UCLA rose to the top of the leaderboard in the final round with a 1-over par 351 and finished with a 7-over par 1057 (353-353-351). San Diego took second at 10-over par 1060 (348-353-359), followed by Augusta State at 15-over par 1065 (350-365-351) and Washington at 16-over par 1066 (351-352-363). Oregon State finished in ninth with a 43-over par 1093 (365-362-366).

The Sun Devils are competing in the two-day USC Invitational Feb. 28 - March 1 in Westlake Village, Calif.