Duke Doubles Up at The Nelson

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Courtesy of GoDuke.com
 
College CentralPaced by individual co-medallist sophomore Ryan Blaum, the Duke men's golf team carded a 275 on Sunday to win the Nelson Invitational at the Stanford Golf Course for the second straight year and the third time in the last four years.
 
Duke won the tournament by three strokes with an 18-under par 834. Washington finished second with an 837 while Colorado was third at 842. Colorado State (843) and Kansas (844) rounded out the top five, followed by Texas Tech (846), Southern California (850), Toledo (851), Stanford (853) and Hawaii-Hilo (861) in the top 10. Missouri (862) finished 11th, with Notre Dame (863), UC Davis (863), Florida Southern (873) and Idaho (877) completing the field.
 
Blaum and Toledo's Brad Heaven tied for top individual honors with a 12-under par 201 over three rounds. Blaum carded a 66-69-66=201 to earn his first collegiate individual championship. Sophomore Nathan Smith (70-71-68=209) and junior Tom Lefebvre (67-71-71=209) each finished 4-under par to tie for 10th. It was the third top-10 showing of the year for Smith and the first of Lefebvre's career. Senior Mike Castleforte (75-70-70=215) finished tied for 39th and sophomore Alex Wilson (76-72-76) tied for 68th.

The Blue Devils also won The Nelson in 2000 and 2002. The Nelson was Duke's final tournament of the fall. The Blue Devils will open the 2004 spring season Feb. 8-10 at the Mercedes-Benz Invitational in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
 


FINAL RESULTS The Nelson
Stanford G.C. Stanford, CA
Dates: 10/24 - 10/26 (Today:10-26-2003)
Par: 71
Yardage: 6786
 
Fin. School Scores

1 Duke University 278 281 275 834 -18
2 Washington, U. of 279 278 280 837 -15
3 Colorado, U. of 279 284 279 842 -10
4 Colorado State Univ. 281 285 277 843 -9
5 Kansas, U. of 279 283 282 844 -8
6 Texas Tech Univ. 287 280 279 846 -6
7 Southern California 280 284 286 850 -2
8 Toledo, U. of 283 281 287 851 -1
9 Stanford University 288 287 278 853 +1
10 Hawaii-Hilo, U. of 288 283 290 861 +9
11 Missouri, U. of 289 287 286 862 +10
12 Notre Dame, U. of 287 287 289 863 +11
UC Davis 293 288 282 863 +11
14 Florida Southern Col 293 288 292 873 +21
15 Idaho, Univ. of 296 293 288 877 +25
 


FINAL RESULTS
* Individual
 
Fin. Name School Scores

1 Ryan Blaum Duke 66 69 66 201 -12
Brad Heaven Toledo 64 68 69 201 -12
 
3 Nolan Martin Col. St. 67 71 65 203 -10
 
4 Brock Mackenzie Washington 69 67 68 204 -9
 
5 Andrew Dresser Texas Tech 70 69 67 206 -7
David Jenkins Missouri 69 69 68 206 -7
Andrew Price Kansas 67 68 71 206 -7
 
8 Nick Mason Haw.-Hilo 71 68 68 207 -6
 
9 Scott Gordon UC Davis 72 71 65 208 -5
 
10 Tyler Docking Kansas 72 71 66 209 -4
Nathan Smith Duke 70 71 68 209 -4
Tom Lefebvre Duke 67 71 71 209 -4
Alex Prugh Washington 70 67 72 209 -4
Edward McGlasson Colorado 67 72 70 209 -4