Graeme McDowell was one of 36 players chosen to play in the East-West Matches at the NCAA Championships in Durham, N.C.
May 29, 2001
DURHAM, N.C. - Graeme McDowell of the UAB men's golf team paired with Jamie Elson of Augusta State defeated Anthony Arvidson of Oregon State and John Klauk of Texas 4 & 2 in the annual GCAA East-West Matches presented by Golf World on Monday at the Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C. The East team claimed six-of-nine matches en route to a 6 1/2 - 2 1/2 win.
The event pits the 18-man East unit against the 18-man West team in four-ball, match play competition. The nine individual matches are worth one point apiece to the winner.
Also for the East, three-time ACC Player of the Year Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech paired with Duke's Leif Olson posted a 5 & 4 win over Anders Hultman of Oklahoma State and Philip Rowe of Stanford. Other East teams posting victories were Nick Cassini (Georgia) and John Engler (Clemson), Brad Heaven (Toledo) and Nick Gilliam (Florida), Pat Beste (E. Tennessee State) and Troy Muller (Mississippi) and Kirk Satterfield (Furman) and David Sanchez (N.C. State).
For the West, Parker McLachlin of UCLA and Wilhelm Schauman of Minnesota earned a 6 & 5 win over Christian Newton of Georgia Southern and Brian Krusoe of Virginia Tech. Kelsey Cline of Oklahoma and Andy Sanders of Houston also won for the West team.
The match between Jedd McLuen (College of Charleston) and Brent Wanner (Wake Forest) and Jin Park (Arizona State) and Lee Williamson (Purdue) finished all square.
EAST 6 1/2, WEST 2 1/2
Match 1 (West 2 & 1)
Kelsey Cline, Oklahoma & Andy Sanders, Houston (WEST) def. Jon Mills, Kent State & Kyle Thompson, South Carolina (EAST), 2 & 1
Match 2 (East 4 & 2)
Jamie Elson, Augusta State & Graeme McDowell, UAB (EAST) def. Anthony Arvidson, Oregon State & John Klauk, Texas (WEST), 4 & 2
Match 3 (East 2 & 1)
Nick Cassini, Georgia & John Engler, Clemson (EAST) def. Ricky Barnes, Arizona & Nick Watney, Fresno State (WEST), 2 & 1
Match 4 (East 5 & 4)
Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech & Leif Olson, Duke (EAST) def. Anders Hultman, Oklahoma State & Philip Rowe, Stanford (WEST), 5 & 4
Match 5 (East 4 & 3)
Brad Heaven, Toledo & Nick Gilliam, Florida (EAST) def. Franklin Hatchett, SMU & Jason Higton, Pacific (WEST), 4 & 3
Match 6 (East 1 up)
Pat Beste, E. Tenn. State & Troy Muller, Mississippi (EAST) def. Mike Lavery, UC Irvine & Charleton Dechert, Oral Roberts (WEST), 1 up
Match 7 (All square)
Jedd McLuen, Coll. of Charleston & Brent Wanner, Wake Forest (EAST) vs. Jim Park, Arizona St. & Lee Williamson, Purdue (WEST), All square
Match 8 (West 6 & 5)
Parker McLachlin, UCLA & Wilhelm Schauman, Minnesota (WEST) def. Christian Newton, Georgia So. & Brian Krusoe, Va. Tech (EAST), 6 & 5
Match 9 (East 1 up)
Kirk Satterfield, Furman & David Sanchez, N.C. State (EAST) def.
Andy Stewart, Kansas & John Robertson, Washington (WEST), 1 up