Men's Golf Looks To Bounce Back At Pacific Coast Intercollegiate
April 3, 2005
CORVALLIS, Ore.- -
TEEING OFF: Following a rain-shortened and disappointing Western Intercollegiate last week, the Oregon State men's golf team will play next in the Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Mon.-Tues., Apr. 4-5 in Lompoc, Calif. The tournament will be 54 holes, with 36 on Monday (8:00 a.m., shotgun start) and the final 18 on Tuesday (7:00 a.m.).
THE FIELD: Joining Oregon State in this large field will be UCSB (host), UC-Irvine, UC-Riverside, Cal Poly, CSU-Northridge, Pacific, Idaho, Washington State, Hawai'i, Utah, Wyoming, San Diego State, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Diego, New Mexico State, Denver, Weber State, Sacramento State, and UC-Davis.
THE COURSE: La Purisma Golf Course will play host to the tournament. The par-72, 7,105-yard course also hosted to the 1997 PGA Tour School finals.
LAST YEAR: UC-Davis took home the team title by three shots with an 881 at last year's event. Cal Poly's Travis Bertoni won the individual title with a 3-under 213. Oregon State did not compete in the tournament last year.
Cameron MacKenzie (Sr., Vancouver, B.C.) (73.20/71/10 rds.) Cameron most recently tied for 20th at the rain-shortened Western Intercollegiate... 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.
Jeremiah Oliver (Fr., Troutdale, Ore.) (77.50/73/10 rds.) Jeremiah recently posted his best finish of the season at the Western Intercollegiate, tying for 34th... carded a 10-over 226 at the Duck Invitational... opened his collegiate career at the Northwest Collegiate Classic.
Vincent Johnson (Fr., Portland, Ore.) (74.15/66/20 rds.) Vince tied for 43rd at the Western Intercollegiate... 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.
Brad Simpson (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.) (73.73/67/22 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.
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.
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).
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.
Tim Sundseth (Jr., Redmond, Ore.) (76.45/72/11 rds.) Tim most recently tied for 58th at the Western Intercollegiate... tied for 14th at the Winter Championship... opened his Division-I college career at the Northwest Collegiate Classic last fall.
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.