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March 20, 2007
Led by freshman Taylor Coffman, the University of Nevada men's golf team finished in a tie for seventh place at the 61st annual Western Intercollegiate, held Monday and Tuesday at the par 70, 6,432-yard Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz.
Coffman finished in ninth place individually with a three-round total of two-over 212 (72-70-70). He carded his second consecutive even-par 70 on Tuesday to turn in his seventh top 20 finish of the year.
As a team, Nevada finished in a three-way tie for seventh with Kansas and Illinois with a three-round total of 31-over 871 (284-291-296). That marked the team's ninth top 10 finish this year.
Purdue turned in a 15-stroke victory in the Western Intercollegiate with a three-round total of nine-over 849. California finished in second at 864, followed by Fresno State (866) and Washington (867). San Diego and Long Beach State finished in a tie for fifth with three-round totals of 868.
In addition to Coffman, junior James Haban tied for 29th at nine-over 219 (70-74-75) and sophomore Matt Rippy tied for 36th at 10-over 220 (70-73-77). Freshman Ryan Hallisey finished in a tie for 39th (72-74-75=221) and junior Chase Cooper tied for 52nd (73-75-76=224).
Xavier's John Streibich shot a seven-under 63 in the final round to capture individual medalist honors at the Western Intercollegiate at 11-under 199 (67-69-63). He set tournament records with his final round and three-round total and turned in a one-stroke victory over Purdue's Pariya Junhasavasdikul (66-68-66=200).
Nevada returns to action on April 14-15 at the U.S. Intercollegiate in Stanford, Calif.