Beavers Match School Record At Pacific Invitational
Sept. 23, 2002
STOCKTON, Calif. - -
Oregon State's 8-under par 280 in the second round of the Pacific Invitational matched a school record and propelled the men's golf team into fifth place with 18 holes to play Tuesday morning at the par-72 Reserve at Spanos Park.
The Beavers, who are tied with UC-Riverside at 6-under at 570, trail fourth place San Jose State by one shot and are 13 shots back of leader UCLA.
OSU's 280 equaled the record set in 1992 in the first round of the Nike Northwest Intercollegiate.
OSU opened the day with a 2-over 290 in the first round, but came roaring back in the afternoon, as four players broke par.
Junior Daren Greig played the most consistent back-to-back rounds of his career, hitting fairways and greens and making putts en route to a 139 on the day and a tie for eighth. Greig's 70-69 equaled his lowest two consecutive rounds.
Greig is three shots behind leader Chris Gilley of Long Beach State.
'Daren played what he calls 'boring golf',' OSU coach Brian Watts said of the Canby, Ore., native. 'He hit fairways and greens, and he made some putts. He had a few nice strings of birdies today.'
Joining Greig under par is senior Michael Jurgensen, who opened with a 72 and fired a 70 in the afternoon to tie for 19th at 142.
Chance Holmes and Kenny Coakley carded scores of 70 and 71 in the second round, and are tied for 30th and 37th, respectively. Holmes shot even-par 144 while Coakley posted a 145.
Making his collegiate debut was Brian Kelley, who shot 74-77-151.
'Jurgy scrambled very well today,' Watts said of Jurgensen. 'The rest of the guys hung in there in the afternoon and we were able to make up some ground on the rest of the field. I'm proud of the guys for coming back the way they did in the second round.'
A total of 13 shots separate 12 teams, as players were able to fire at the pin on a soggy course who's greens readily held approach shots.
Only Hawaii, at 604, did not break par for the two rounds.
TEAM SCORES (PAR 288/576)
1. UCLA 280-277-557; 2. Coastal Carolina 283-280-563; 3. UC-Irvine 282-286-568; 4. San JoseState 284-285-569; 5. Oregon State 280-280-570; 5. UC-Riverside 291-279-570; 7. Long Beach State 288-283-571; 8. UT-Arlington 288-284-572; 9. Nevada 282-293-575; 9. CSU-Northridge 295-280-575; 11. California 288-288-576; 11. Pacific288-288-576; 11. UC-Davis 287-289-576; 14. Hawaii 305-299-604.
TOP INDIVIDUALS (PAR 72/144)
1. Chris Gilley, Long Beach State 68-68-136; 2. Alvero Velasco, Coastal Carolina 69-68-137; 2. Ian Hagen, Nevada 68-69-137; 4. Pete Sisich, CSUN 69-69-138; 4. Matthew Mills, Coastal Carolina 69-69-138; 4. Isaac Weintraub, San Jose State 68-70-138; 4. Vinnie Poncino UC-Irvine 69-69-138.
OREGON STATE SCORES