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Inclement Weather Ends Alister MacKenzie After Two Rounds
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/13/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 13, 2009

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FAIRFAX, CALIF. - The final round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational has been cancelled due to heavy rain and winds in the area.

"The golf course is unplayable," University of New Mexico head coach Glen Millican said. "We've been told the forecast is for continued heavy rains and strong winds."

"The Alister MacKenzie Invitational was forced to cancel Tuesday's final round at Meadow Club due to heavy and ongoing rain and winds, making the course unplayable," reads a statement released by the Cal Sports Information office - the university hosting the event. The statement continues, "The two rounds played yesterday make this an official NCAA event, and yesterday's results are the final results for the event."

As of 10:00 a.m. MST, the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the Fairfax area, as well as a high wind warning and hazardous weather outlook. Wind gusts could reach as high as 55 miles per hour, while rain is anticipated to continue to fall throughout the course of the day.

"It's too bad, because it would have been nice to have had the chance to make up some ground today," Millican continued, "But, that's just the way it is."

The Lobos finish tied for ninth place with Colorado State at 568. Host Cal captures the MacKenzie at 23-under, having shot 278 in the first round and 267 in the second to total 545. Oregon (276-283=550, -18), Colorado (280-275=555, -13), Oregon State (277-279=556, -12) and Fresno State (270-287=557, -11) round out the top five.

New Mexico's James Erkenbeck finishes tied for third place with Oregon State's Diego Velasquez at 7-under. Erkenbeck fired a 6-under-par 65 in the second round yesterday, matching his career low for 18 holes. He completes the Alister MacKenzie with a two-round total of 135. Erkenbeck's other 65 came in the final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate, an event at which he took top individual honors.

The third-place finish marks Erkenbeck's second straight top-10 finish this season and third in 17 varsity events.

Cal's Stephen Hale finishes as the individual medalist after carding a 10-under 68-64=132.

The Lobos had four other golfers participating. John Catlin shot an even par 68-74=142 and finishes tied for 31st. Travis Ross tied for 47th after carding a 4-over 75-71=146. Nick Geyer tied for 57th after shooting a 6-over 74-74=148 and Tom Carlson tied for 67th with an 8-over 72-78=150.

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