Deacon, Gilmour Lead OSU At Northwest Collegiate

Sept. 25, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

Sean Deacon and Ryan Gilmour led the Oregon State men's golf team to a tie for fifth after two rounds of its own Northwest Collegiate Classic and are tied for ninth with scores of 3-under-par 141.

OSU and Washington State are tied at 2-under 574. The Beavers were the first-round leaders after a 6-under 282 Thursday morning and are only five shots off leaders Long Beach State and UC-Irvine with 18 holes to play Friday morning at the par-72 Trysting Tree Golf Club.

Gilmour, a freshman, carded a 5-under 67 in his first career round Thursday morning, and followed up with a 74 in the afternoon. Deacon carded rounds of 70 and 71.OSU's Brian Kelley, playing as an individual, is in a tie for fifth at 71-69--140.

Long Beach State and UC-Irvine share the lead at 7-under 569.

Cal Poly's Travis Bertoni claimed a commanding six-stroke lead after two rounds of 66, the first of which included an ace at the par-3 fourth hole, a216-yarder with a tough pin placement.

In all, four of OSU's five players not competing as individuals were seeing their first Division I action.

Among those four was Brad Simpson, a junior transfer from South Mountain Junior College in Arizona, who shot 73-73-146 to tie for 36th.

Freshman Jonathan Green is also at 146 after rounds of 72 and 74.

Jay Ross, a redshirt freshman, shot 77-82-159.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 288/576)

1. Long Beach State 285-284-569; 1. UC-Irvine 283-286-569; 3. Oregon 288-283-571; 4. New Mexico State 292-281-573; 5. Washington State 286-288-574; 5. Oregon State 282-292-574; 7. San Jose State 290-288-578; 8. CSU-Northridge 291-291-582; 9. Portland 290-293-583; 9. UC-Riverside 296-287-583; 9. Cal Poly 293-290-583; 12. Winthrop 300-291-591.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (PAR 72/144)

1. Travis Bertoni, Cal Poly 66-66-132; 2. Torey Edwards, Long Beach State 72-66-138; 2. Vinnie Poncino, UC-Irvine 65-73-138; 4. Jay Choe, UC-Irvine 70-69-139; 5. Brian Kelley, Oregon State 71-69-140, three others tied at 140.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T5. Brian Kelley (individual) 71-69-140; t9. Ryan Gilmour 67-74-141; t9. Sean Deacon 70-71-141; t36. Brad Simpson 73-73-146; t36. Jonathan Green 72-74-146; t43. Mitch Gillis (individual) 74-73-147; 68. Jay Ross 77-82-159.

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