November 2, 2004

Matza Helps Elis Finish Strong

Nov. 2, 2004

La Quinta, Calif. - Yale finished The Prestige at PGA West this afternoon with a solid final round. The Elis shot a combined third round score of 30-over for a tournament total of 983, 119-over-par. That total put the Elis in last place in the sixteen team field, which included some of the nation's top golf programs. They were 26 strokes behind 15th place Northern Colorado.

Yale's best performance today came from Mark Matza. The Connecticut native shot a 3-over 75, the best score of any Yale player in the tournament. His three-round-total of 231 put him at 15-over-par, tying him for 22nd place in a field of 84 golfers. Rick Reissman also had a strong showing for Yale. Reissman shot an eight-over-par 80 to finish the tournament at 32-over.

UCLA came from behind to pass host school UC Davis, finishing the tournament with a three-round-total of 904, 40-over-par. The Prestige at PGA West, designed by professional golfer Greg Norman, is a par 72 course that is 7,156 yards long. The tournament was Yale's last of the fall season, with the Bulldogs returning to action in March.

Report by Sean Singer '06, Sports Publicity Department

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