May 25, 2003
STILLWATER, Okla. – Georgia Tech senior golfer Troy Matteson, the defending NCAA individual champion and 2003 NCAA East Regional medalist, got his week off to a strong start by winning his match on Sunday to help lead the East team past the West in the annual East-West All-Star Matches presented by Twin Hill in Stillwater, Okla. The East won the event at the Karsten Creek Golf Club by a 17-10 score, winning 11 of the 18 singles matches and five of the nine four-ball matches.
Matteson defeated Washington’s Brock MacKenzie by a tight score of 1-up, giving the East one point. That match was paired with Clemson’s D.J. Trahan for the East versus the West’s Ricky Barnes of Arizona. Barnes and Trahan finished even in their match and the four-ball match was also halved to give both teams half a point.
Matteson will begin defense of his individual title when the Yellow Jackets begin play at the 2003 NCAA Championship on Tuesday at 1:18 ET. Live scoring of the NCAAs will be available at www.golfstatlive.com.
2003 East vs. West All-Star Matches Presented by Twin Hill
East 17, West 10
Camilo Villegas, Florida (East) def. Jay Loar, SMU (West), 5 and 3 Leif Olson, Duke (East) def. John Ellis, Oregon (West), 1-up Villegas and Olson def. Loar and Ellis, 3 and 2
Julien Trudeau, Wichita State (West) def. Ryan Gildersleeve, South Alabama (East), 2 and 1 Kevin Kisner, Georgia (East) def. Travis Johnson, UCLA (West), 2 and 1 Gildersleeve and Kisner def. Trudeau and Johnson, 1-up
Michael Letzig, New Mexico (West) def. Oliver Wilson, Augusta State (East), 1-up Patrick Nagle, Illinois (East) def. Brady Stockton, Arizona State (West), 5 and 4 Letzig and Stockton def. Wilson and Nagle, 1-up
Tony Giarrantano, Denver (West) def. Ted Brown, Virginia Commonwealth (East), four and three Brien Davis, UNLV (West) def. John Holmes, Kentucky (East), six and five Giarrantano and Davis def. Brown and Holmes, five and four
Mark Warman, San Diego State (West) def. Eirik Johansen, South Carolina (East), 1-up Michael Putnam, Pepperdine (West) def. Lee Williams, Auburn (East), 1-up Warman and Putnam def. Johansen and Williams, 2-up
Brandt Snedeker, Vanderbilt (East) def. David Oh, Southern California (West), 2-up Wilhelm, Schauman, Minnesota (East) def. J.J. Wall, Texas (West), 3 and 2 Snedeker and Schauman def. Oh and Wall, 2 and 1
Ross McGowan, Tennessee (East) def. Chris Stroud, Lamar (West), 3 and 2 Justin Walters, NC State (East) def. Brett Callas, Houston (West), six and four McGowan and Walters def. Stroud and Callas, three and two
Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech (East) def. Brock MacKenzie, Washington (West), 1-up D.J. Trahan, Clemson (East) vs. Ricky Barnes, Arizona (West), even Matteson and Trahan vs. MacKenzie and Barnes, even
Dustin Bray, North Carolina (East) def. Andrew Dahl, Arkansas (West), four and three Bill Haas, Wake Forest (East) def. P?r Nilsson, Oklahoma State (West), five and four Bray and Haas def. Dahl and Nilsson, four and three