Men's Golfer Anthony Arvidson Keeps Top-25 Streak Alive At Duck Invitational

March 27, 2001

EUGENE, Ore. - - On a rainy day in Eugene, Oregon State men's golfer Anthony Arvidson provided a bright spot for the Beavers, as he finished tied for 16th at the Oregon Duck Invitational on Tuesday with a score of 4-over-par 220. The Beavers finished 12th with a score of 905 after shooting a 301 in Tuesday's final round.

Arvidson continued his string of top-25 finishes, as he ran it to 10 with his final-round 74, which came in rainy, mucky conditions at the par-72 Eugene Country Club. Arvidson broke par for the third time this year in Monday's second round, when he carded a 70. The senior has won the Duck Invitational twice in his career - as a freshman and last year as a junior.

Todd Deacon, playing for OSU's `B' team, finished 23rd in just his second tournament of the year. The junior carded a 76 in the final round to give him a total of 223 for the tournament. He had a low round of even-par 72 in the second round.

Michael Jurgensen played a consistent tournament, as he carded three rounds of 75 to tie for 36th.

Dave Yarnes and Daren Grieg each shot 231 and tied for 59th, while David Williams shot 240 to finish 82nd and round out the `A' team's scoring.

For the `B' team, Todd Deacon led the way with his tie for 23rd, followed by Chance Holmes at 230 and James Salt at 235. Sean Deacon and David Stypula shot 236 and 244, respectively as the `B' team finished 14th.

Cameron MacKenzie - playing as an individual - shot 234.

The tournament left OSU still searching for consistency from tournament-to-tournament.

'We struggled today, when I thought we'd play better,' OSU coach Mike Ketcham said. 'Overall, we played decently, but over the last five holes, probably five-to-eight strokes got away from us.

'We've got to work harder this week. We're at a point in the season where we could go either way with Regionals just around the corner. If we can get some consistency, we'll be okay. Earlier in the season, we were struggling for consistency from round-to-round, now it's just from tournament-to-tournament.'

OSU has qualified for the NCAA West Regional three of the last four years.

San Diego State hung on for a narrow one-stroke lead with a score of 871, edging out Washington.

UC-Santa Barbara's Jeff Wood took home the individual title after trailing Aaron Byers in the second round by one stroke. Wood shot 210 to win by three shots over Colorado State's Martin Laird.

TEAM SCORES

1. San Diego State 293-283-295--871, 2. Washington 289-295-288--872, 3. Oregon 285-292-303--880, 4. Arizona State 286-298-297--881, 5. UCLA 290-295-299--884, 6. Nevada 298-290-300--888, 7. UC-Santa Barbara 295-290-304--889, 8. Colorado State 299-298-294--891, 9. Washington State 303-303-295--901, 9. Hawaii 306-298-297--901, 11. San Jose State 305-296-303--904, 12. Oregon State 309-295-301--905, 13. Oregon `B' 293-309-306--908, 14. Wyoming 304-306-311--921, 15. Oregon State `B' 306-302-313--921, 16. Portland State 321-305-316--942, 17. Portland 318-319-316--953.

LOW INDIVIDUAL SCORES

1. Jeff Wood, UC-Santa Barbara 72-67-71--210, 2. Martin Laird, Colorado State 73-68-72--213, 3. John Lepak, San Diego State 74-70-70--214, 3. Aaron Byers, Oregon 66-72-76--214, 5. John Robertson , Washington 72-74-71--217.

OREGON STATE SCORES (`A' team)

T16. Anthony Arvidson 76-70-74--220, t36. Michael Jurgensen 75-75-75--225, t59. David Yarnes 77-79-75--231, t59. Daren Grieg 82-72-77--231, t82. David Williams 81-78-81--240.

(`B' team)

t23. Todd Deacon 75-72-76--223, t54. Chance Holmes 79-75-76--230, t72. James Salt 80-75-80--235, t75. Sean Deacon 75-80-81--236, t89. David Stypula 77-81-86--244.

(individual)

71. Cameron MacKenzie 80-75-79--234.

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