California Awaits Beavers for Western Intercollegiate

March 27, 2005

CORVALLIS, Ore.- -

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TEEING OFF: The Oregon State men's golf team will play in the Western Intercollegiate Mon.-Tues., Mar. 28-29 in Santa Cruz Calif. The 54-hole tournament will begin Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. with 36 holes and the final round will commence at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

THE FIELD: Along with Oregon State (ranked 52nd in the latest Golfweek poll) will be UCLA (13), UC-Riverside (35), Kansas (38), Stanford (53), UC-Irvine (55), Colorado State (65), Cal Poly (66), California (69), Fresno State (70), UC-Santa Barbara (77), Nevada (88), Oregon (94), Santa Clara (116), UTEP (120), San Jose State (123, host), Long Beach State (124), and Pacific (138).

THE COURSE: The 6,445-yard Pasatiempo Golf Course will play host to the tournament and will play to a par of 70.

THE TOURNAMENT: Colorado won the team title at last year's event with a 12-over 852. The Buffaloes' Kane Webber earned individual medalist honors with a 4-under 206. Oregon State did not participate in this tournament last year.

PLAYER NOTES:

Ryan Gilmour (So., Canby, Ore.) (72.44/68/16 rds.) Ryan recently led the team at the Duck Invitational with a tie for 16th after posting a 2-over 218... won the rain-shortened Wolfpack Classic in October with a 5-under 139... leads the team in stroke average.

Cameron MacKenzie (Sr., Vancouver, B.C.) (73.13/71/8 rds.) Cameron most recently earned a tie for 16th at the Duck Invitational with a 2-over 218... tied for 17th at the Ashworth with a 4-over 217... played his first tournament of the 2004-05 season at the Winter Championship and tied for seventh with a 6-over 150, leading the Beavers.

Brad Simpson (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.) (73.2/67/20 rds.) Brad posted a 7-over 223 at the Duck Invitational... tied for 37th at the Ashworth Collegiate with a 223... finished the fall season with a tie for 30th at the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate... tied for tenth at the Wolf Pack Clasic with a 2-under 142... tied for fifth at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational to lead the Beavers with a 2-under 211, including a career-low 67 in the final round.

Clayton Moe (Fr., Longview, Wash.) (74.0/70/8 rds.) Clayton most recently tied for 41st at the Duck Invitational with a 7-over 223, including a second-round 2-under 70... opened his collegiate career this past fall with a tie for eighth at the Northwest Collegiate Classic (all three rounds under par; 71-71-71).

Mitch Gillis (So., Williams Lake, B.C.) (74.55/71/20 rds.) Mitch recently tied for 55th at the Duck Invitational... tied for 25th at the Wolf Pack Classic... tied for 19th at the Alister MacKenzie with a 4-over 217... posted a career-low 215 at the Northwest Collegiate Classic and tied for 12th place overall.

Jeremiah Oliver (Fr., Troutdale, Ore.) (78.13/73/8 rds.) Jeremiah carded a 10-over 226 at the Duck Invitational... opened his collegiate career at the Northwest Collegiate Classic.

Tim Sundseth (Jr., Redmond, Ore.) (76.45/72/11 rds.) Tim most recently tied for 59th at the Duck Invitational with a 227... tied for 14th at the Winter Championship... opened his Division-I college career at the Northwest Collegiate Classic last fall.

Vincent Johnson (Fr., Portland, Ore.) (74.15/66/20 rds.) Vince most recently finished the Duck Invitational with a 12-over 228... tied for 22nd at the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate, including a 6-under in his second round... tied for 25th at the Wolf Pack Classic... placed tenth at the Alister MacKenzie after posting an even-par 213... began his collegiate career impressively at the Northwest Collegiate Classic by firing a 5-under 211 and placing 4th.

Jay Ross (So., Beaverton, Ore.) (77.91/72/11 rds.) Jay had his best finish of the season at the Washington Winter Championship with a tie for 26th after posting a two-round total of 156.

Jonathan Green (So., Sisters, Ore.) (75.71/65/17 rds.) Jonathan opened his second year at OSU with a win at the Northwest Collegiate Classic, where he set school and tournament records with his 13-under 203... holds the current low round and low three-round total for the season.

COACHING STAFF AT A GLANCE:

Brian Watts is in his fourth year at the helm of the Oregon State program, and has his team poised for success again in 2004-05. With a host of young talent and savvy veterans in the lineup, Watts' squad is both deep and skilled. Watts served five seasons as the assistant for the men's and women's squads prior to becoming head coach, helping the men's team to 12th place at the 2001 NCAA Championships.

Anjeanette Brown (formerly Dabbs) returns to Oregon State as the men's assistant. Brown, an All-Pac-10 selection in 1998 and 1999, is one of the most successful golfers in OSU history. Brown shares OSU's lowest single round (69), and is the last women's golfer to claim an individual tournament win, earning medalist honors in the 1997 Pepperdine Wave Invitational. She helped the Beavers to the 1998 NCAA Championships. Prior to her return to OSU, Brown served as the director of youth programs for the Colorado Golf Association in Denver since 2001.

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