Men's Golf Tied For 12th In Santa Cruz

March 28, 2005

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.- - The Oregon State men's golf team is tied for 12th place Monday after two rounds of the Western Intercollegiate at the par-70 Pasatiempo Golf Course. The Beavers posted a two-round total of 601.

Oregon State was led by senior Cameron MacKenzie, who sits tied for 20th after day one of the tournament. MacKenzie opened with a 76 in the morning round, but rebounded with a 1-over 71 in the afternoon to move up 26 places in the standings.

'This course played tough today,' said head coach Brian Watts. 'The wind came up and it was difficult conditions to play in.'

Freshman Jeremiah Oliver opened with a 3-over 73 and finished the day at 150, placing him tied for 34th with one round to play.

Oregon holds the lead by two strokes over Kansas with a team total of 582. The Ducks' Matt Ma led the team with a 1-over 141 and is currently tied for third.

Cal Poly's J.J. Scurich is in front of the field and will take a two-stroke lead into the final round Tuesday. He is the only player to post two-round score under par at 138. UCLA's Daniel Im is in second.

Other Beavers in action include freshman Vincent Johnson (t43, 151), junior Tim Sundseth (t58, 153), and senior Brad Simpson (t78, 158).

'This time of year you have to have your seniors step up,' added Watts, 'but we made too many mistakes, and this course won't allow for that.

'If we play well tomorrow we'll have a chance to move up pretty far on the leaderboard.'

The third and final round begins Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 280/560)

1. Oregon 293-289--582; 2. Kansas 295-289--584; 3. UCLA 289-297--586; 4. Stanford 300-289--589; 5. UC-Irvine 297-293--590; 6. Cal Poly 283-308--591; 7. San Jose State 303-289--592; 8. Fresno State 290-304--594; 9. Long Beach State 305-292--597; 10. California 290-308--598; 10. UC-Riverside 297-301--598; 12. Colorado State 304-297--601; 12. Oregon State 300-301--601; 12. UC-Santa Barbara 298-303--601; 15. Nevada 302-300--602; 16. UTEP 299-304--603; 17. Pacific 304-303--607; 18. Santa Clara 304-308--612.

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (PAR 70/140)

1. J.J. Scurich, Cal Poly 68-70--138; 2. Daniel Im, UCLA 68-72--140; 3. Kevin Ward, Kansas 73-68--141; 3. Matt Ma, Oregon 71-70--141; 5. Jeremy Keller, Long Beach State 75-67--142; 5. Garrett Sapp, UC-Irvine 70-72--142.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T20. Cameron MacKenzie 76-71--147; t34. Jeremiah Oliver 73-77--150; t43. Vincent Johnson 74-77--151; t58. Tim Sundseth 77-76--153; t78. Brad Simpson 81-77--158.

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