Gilmour Leads OSU At Northwest Collegiate
Sept. 26, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. - -
Oregon State freshman Ryan Gilmour shot a 6-under-par 210 to finish fifth and help the Beaver men's golf team to a tie for sixth place on Friday in the Northwest Collegiate Classic at the par-72 Trysting Tree Golf Club.
OSU closed with a 296 Friday to finish at 6-over 870 and tied with San Jose State.
UC-Irvine distanced itself from the rest of the field with an 11-under 277 Friday to finish 18-under for the tournament at 846, which broke the former tournament record by 10 strokes. Long Beach State was second at 861.
Cal Poly's Travis Bertoni held on for a one-shot win at 12-under 204 - also a tournament record, by three strokes - by firing an even-par 72 in the final round; UC-Irvine's Vinny Poncino closed with a 67 to finish second at 205.
After opening his collegiate career with rounds of 67 and 74, Gilmour, from Canby, Ore., shot a 3-under 69 Friday.
OSU sophomore Brian Kelley, playing as an individual, shot a 3-under 213, which was the lowest three-round score of his career. Kelley tied for eighth.
Sean Deacon gave the Beavers another top-20 finisher, closing with a 76 for a total of 217 and a tie for 20th.
Brad Simpson, a transfer from South Mountain Junior College in Arizona, fired three rounds of 73 and tied for 28th at 219.
Mitch Gillis, a redshirt freshman, was playing in his first tournament and tied for 28th with a steady 74-73-72-219.
Oregon's Jimmy White, playing as an individual, fired a course and tournament record of 63 Friday and finished fourth overall at 207.
The Beavers now travel to Washington's Husky Invitational Sept. 29-30.
TEAM SCORES (PAR 288/864)
1. UC-Irvine, 283-286-277-846; 2. Long Beach State 285-284-292-861; 3. Washington State 286-288-289-863; 4. New Mexico State 292-281-296-869; 4. Oregon 288-283-298-869; 6. San Jose State290-288-292-870; 6. Oregon State 282-292-296-870; 8. Portland 290-293-290-873; 9. Cal Poly 293-290-293-876; 10. CSU-Northridge 291-291-295-877; 11. UC-Riverside 296-287-296-879; 12. Winthrop 300-291-304-895.
TOP INDIVIDUALS (PAR 72/216)
1. Travis Bertoni, Cal Poly 66-66-72-204; 2. Vinnie Poncino, UC-Irvine 65-73-67-205; 3. Jay Choe, UC-Irvine 70-69-67-206; 4. Jimmy White (individual), Oregon 74-70-63*--207; 5. Ryan Gilmour, Oregon State 67-74-69-210.
*- Trysting Tree course and Northwest Collegiate record
OREGON STATE SCORES
5. Ryan Gilmour 67-74-69-210; t8. Brian Kelley (individual) 71-69-73-213; t20. Sean Deacon 70-71-76-217; t28. Brad Simpson 73-73-73-219; t28. Mitch Gillis 74-73-72-219; t50. Jonathan Green 72-74-78-224; 67. Jay Ross 77-82-80-239.