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No. 12 Seed Waves Fall To No. 5 Seed Texas At Collegiate Match Play Championships


Nov. 14, 2004

The 12th-seeded Pepperdine men's golf team lost its opening-round match to No. 5 seed Texas, 3-1-1, on Sunday in the Hooters Match Play Collegiate Championships at Mission Hill In Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida.

The loss dropped the Waves into the consolation bracket of the 16-team field where they currently trail fourth-seeded Kentucky, 2-1-1. The second round was suspended due to darkness after Sunday's first round was delayed 40 minutes due to overnight rains.

The second round will resume at 8 a.m. (EST) on Monday.

In Pepperdine's opening-round match against Texas, senior All-American Michael Putnam was the only Wave to win his match as he defeated Matthew Rosenfeld 7 and 6. Freshman Colin Wilcox halved his match with Jeff Bell.

Six of the top eight seeds claimed their opening round matches.

The tournament's top two seeds - Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State - won their first round matches, 3-2, over Penn State and California, respectively. The only two upsets of the day came when Texas A&M downed third-seed Georgia and fourth-seeded Kentucky fell to Clemson by scores of 3-2. Seventh-seeded Florida pitched the only shutout of day, blanking UCLA, 5-0. Georgia State and Texas also recorded victories. The Panthers won 4-1 over Washington while the Longhorns defeated the Waves, 3-1-1. Arizona beat Purdue, 3-2.

The third round will begin one hour after completion of round two. Georgia Tech, Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State lead in the their winners' bracket matches while Penn State, Kentucky, Georgia and UCLA are ahead in the consolation bracket.

(5) Texas def. (12) Pepperdine, 3-1-1

Michael Putnam, Pepperdine def. Matthew Rosenfeld, Texas 7 and 6
Jeff Bell, Texas halved Colin Wilcox, Pepperdine
Matthew Mills, Texas def. Alex Coe, Pepperdine, 3 and 2
Farren Keenan, Texas def. Brian O'Flaherty, Pepperdine, 3 and 1
Jace Moore, Texas def. Michael Baird, Pepperdine, 4 and 2

(4) Kentucky leads (12) Pepperdine, 2-1-1

John Holmes, Kentucky leads Michael Putnam, Pepperdine, 3-up through 12
Mark Blakefield, Kentucky all square Colin Wilcox, Pepperdine, through 12
Matt Wells, Kentucky leads Alex Coe, Pepperdine, 2-up through 12
Andrew Stephens, Kentucky all square Brian O'Flaherty, Pepperdine, through 12
Michael Baird, Pepperdine leads Cale Barr, Kentucky, 1-up through 12



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