Men's Golf 15th In Lompoc

April 4, 2005

LOMPOC, Calif.- - The Oregon State men's golf team sits in 15th place Monday after the first two rounds of the Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate at the par-72 La Purisima Golf Course. The Beavers posted a two-round total of 612.

Sophomore Mitch Gillis led the team with a 2-over 146, including a second-round even-par 72, and is tied for fourth with one round to play. Gillis' best finish of the season was a tie for 12th at the Northwest Collegiate Classic.

Defending champion UC-Davis holds the overall lead by four strokes over Washington State with a 12-over 588.

The Cougars' David Fern fired the only two-round total under par Monday and sits atop the leaderboard at 2-under 142, three strokes ahead of Cal Poly's J.J. Scurich and UC-Riverside's Brandon Hillpot. Gillis is just four strokes off the lead.

Senior Cameron MacKenzie, who tied for 19th at last week's Western Intercollegiate, posted a 155 and is tied for 66th.

Other Beavers in action include senior Brad Simpson (t72, 156), freshman Tim Sundseth (t72, 156), and freshman Vincent Johnson (t82, 158).

The final round will begin Tuesday at 7:00 a.m.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 288/576)

1. UC-Davis 296-292--588; 2. Washington State 296-296--592; 3. Hawai'i 297-297--594; 4. UC-Riverside 298-299--597; 4. Cal Poly 297-300--597; 6. San Diego State 303-295--598; 7. St. Mary's 298-301--599; 8. Pacific 300-301--601; 9. New Mexico State 301-301--602; 9. Denver 304-298--602; 11. San Diego 300-303--603; 12. Wyoming 302-305--607; 12. UC-Irvine 301-306--607; 14. Utah 303-307--610; 15. Oregon State 311-301--612; 16. Sacramento State 307-306--613; 17. Idaho 308-307--615; 18. Santa Clara 299-318--617; 19. CSU-Northridge 311-307--618; 20. UC-Santa Barbara 314-306--620; 21. Weber State 313-311--624.

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (PAR 72/144)

1. David Fern, Washington State 73-69--142; 2. J.J. Scurich, Cal Poly 72-73--145; 2. Brandon Hillpot, UC-Riverside 76-69--145; 4. Jay Westerlund, UC-Davis 74-72--146; 4. Gilberto Rodriguez, San Diego State 74-72--146; 4. Mitch Gillis, Oregon State 74-72--146.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T4. Mitch Gillis 74-72--146; t66. Cameron MacKenzie 77-78--155; t72. Brad Simpson 79-77--156; t72. Tim Sundseth 81-75--156; t82. Vincent Johnson 81-77--158.

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