Nov. 4, 2002
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Texas Christian University fired a 4-under par, 284, and holds a two-stroke lead over UC Irvine (286) following Monday's first round of The Prestige At PGA WEST, played on the par-72, 6,841-yard La Quinta Resort Mountain Course. Monday's play was scheduled for two rounds, but darkness halted play with over half the field still needing a few holes to complete the second round.
TCU and UC Irvine were the only two teams in the 18-team field to break par in the morning round. The University of the Pacific, highlighted by first-round leader Matt Hansen's 5-under par, 67, is in third place following a 3-over par, 291. UCLA and Washington are tied for fourth, eights strokes off the lead after both teams shot 4-over par, 292.
UC Davis (293), Vanderbilt (295), Stanford (298), Yale (298) and Pepperdine (299) round out the top 10. Kansas (300), completed its round in 11th, followed by Rice (301), San Diego (301), Air Force (302), UC San Diego (303), Oregon (304), UC Santa Barbara (304) and Colorado (311).
Individually, Hansen's 67 leads TCU's David Schultz by one shot following a 4-under par, 68, by Schultz. Stanford's Jim Seki and UC Irvine's Jay Choe both completed the first round with identical, 3-under par, 69's. There was a five-way tie for fifth at 2-under par, 70, which includes Kansas' Chris Marshall, UC Irvine's Mike Lavery, San Diego's Tim Cureton, UCLA's Spencer Levin and Oregon's Gregg LaVoie.
The Prestige At PGA WEST , hosted by UC Davis and Stanford, is in its third year of bringing together 18 of the nation's top academic and golf-playing universities. The Prestige At PGA WEST has quickly become one of the nation's premier collegiate golf tournaments with the help of presenting sponsors Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., GEM, Nike Golf, KSL Resorts, RM Sport, Avis, PGA WEST and the La Quinta Resort & Club.
The Prestige At PGA WEST will begin Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. with the completion of the second round immediately followed by the final 18 holes.