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.

Freshman Jonathan Green tied for 50th at 224 and redshirt freshman Jay Ross shot 239 to finish 67th.

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.

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