Men's Golf Off To Arizona For Ping/Arizona Intercollegiate

Jan. 25, 2001


SCHEDULE: The Oregon State men's golf squad heads to Tucson, Ariz., for the Ping/Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 29-30 at The Raven at Sabino Springs. Teams will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday for a total of 54. Competition will begin with a shotgun start each day.

THE COMPETITION: Joining Oregon State will be four teams ranked in the top 25 nationally, including host and No. 10 Arizona, as well as No. 4 South Carolina, No. 8 BYU, and No. 16 Southern California. Rounding out the field will be Arizona 'B', Arizona State 'B', Arkansas, California, Cal-Irvine, Long Beach State, Mississippi, New Mexico State, Ohio State, Oregon, Pepperdine, Stanford, UTEP, UCLA, and Washington.

THE COURSE: The Raven at Sabino Springs hosts the Ping/Arizona Intercollegiate. The Raven carries a par of 71, and plays to 6,900 yards.

OSU'S LINEUP: Anthony Arvidson (Sr., Beaverton, Ore.)... Leads the team with 72.7 average... won three career tournaments... tied for third at Husky Invitational this fall with a 2-over 218... also tied for ninth at Tucker Invitational with an even par 216... final-round average of 72.0... in four tournaments, is just 15-over par for an average of plus-3.75 per tournament... low round of 70 so far this year... two rounds under par... average finish is 14th.

David Williams (Fr., Corvallis, Ore.)... Shot a 68 in first collegiate round ever at NW Collegiate... played in four tournaments last fall... best finish was tied for 19th at NW Collegiate with a 1-over 211... averaging 73.8 in the second rounds of tournaments.

Dave Yarnes (Jr., Tucson, Ariz.)... Best finish was tied for 37th at Husky Invitational, where he posted a plus-13, 229... low score this year is a 70, which came at the NW Collegiate, held at OSU's Trysting Tree... has yet to break par this year... averaging 75.5 per round and 12-over per tournament.

Sean Deacon (Fr.-rs, Scottsdale, Ariz.)... Opened his career this year with a 67 and 69 in the first two rounds of the NW Colleigiate, where he tied for 11th with a 2-under 208... best finish of the year was at the NW... also tied for 25th at the Pepperdine Intercollegiate, where he fired an 11-over 227... two rounds under par this year.

Daren Grieg (Fr.-rs, Canby, Ore.)... Daren's best finish was a tie for 18th at the Louisiana-Monroe tournament, to which OSU sent a JV team... fired a 6-over 222... carded two rounds of 68 so far.

KETCHAM ON THE COURSE/FIELD: 'As usual, Arizona will put on a quality golf tournament with a strong field,' Ketcham said. 'The guys are looking forward to going down there and playing against a good field and on a good course.'

KETCHAM ON THE SQUAD: 'Anthony Arvidson is coming off a good fall,' Ketcham said of the senior. 'I think he has a chance to do real well down in Arizona, as does the rest of the team.

'Four of the five golfers had a chance to play the course recently, so that should weigh in as a positive.

'The players are excited, they've had a two-month break, which went well. They hit the weight room and got stronger and bigger. I'm very impressed with this group and the work they do in the offseason.'

LAST YEAR: Oregon State placed 10th with a score of 887, while USC took the team title with an 848. Individually, Anthony Arvidson was the top OSU finisher at 26th with a score of 219.

LAST ACTION: The Beavers sent a JV squad to the Louisiana-Monroe tournament, where OSU placed 11th with a score of 904. In the last varsity action, the team took 10th in the Pepperdine Intercollegiate. Arvidson, Cameron MacKenzie, and Sean Deacon all placed in the top 25, with Arvidson taking 20th.

OSU IN THE RANKINGS: Oregon State starts the spring season ranked 34th in the College Golf Foundation poll. The Beavers' highest finish of the fall season was eighth, at the Husky Invitational. OSU's best overall finish was seventh in the field of 18 at OSU's Northwest Collegiate Classic.

ARVIDSON LEADS CLUB: For Oregon State to make a run at postseason competition in the 2000-2001 season, it will have to count on senior Anthony Arvidson. Arvidson was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection last season after averaging 73.1 strokes per round. He won last year's OSU Northwest Classic with a three-round total of 213, which included a round of 70. In all, he captured two individual titles, also winning the Duck Invitational, and was runner-up at the Pacific Invitational. He has a total of nine top-10 finishes for his career and three individual titles.


NAME	                LOW RD.	LOW TRN.	BEST FINISHAnthony Arvidson	70	213	        t3 (Husky Invitational)Sean Deacon	        67	208	        t11 (NW Intercollegiate)Todd Deacon	        89	WDDaren Grieg	        68 (2)	219	        t18 (Louisiana-Monroe)Chance Holmes	        69	222	        t18 (Louisiana-Monroe)Michael Jurgensen	69	217	        t45 (NW Intercollegiate)Cameron McKenzie	72	223	        t23 (Louisiana-Monroe)James Salt 	        74	225	        t80 (NW Intercollegiate)David Stypula	        80	249	        97 (NW Intercollegiate)David Williams 	        68	211	        t19 (NW Intercollegiate)David Yarnes	        70	219	        t37 (Husky Invitational)


DATES TOURNAMENT TOTAL RD. 1 RD. 2 RD. 3 RD. 4 FINISH PARSept. 11-12 Northwest Collegiate Classic 853 282 285 286 7th/18 teams 70Sept. 15-16 William H. Tucker 887 298 294 295 10th/23 72Sept. 25-26 Husky Invitational (5 scores) 1133 381 368 384 8th/10 72Oct. 9-10 Pepperdine Intercollegiate 909 297 305 307 10th/11 72Oct. 30-31 Louisiana-Monroe (OSU sent JVs) 904 312 303 289 11th/16 72 TOTALS: 3553 1189 1187 1177 46/78 AVERAGES: 888.3 297.3 296.8 294.3 9.2/15.6

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