Madsen in First after Day One at Cowboy Classic

April 6, 2009


Scottsdale, Ariz. The first day of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic Oregon State freshman Morten Madsen finds himself in sole possession of first place at seven under par.

 

The North course of the Talking Stick Golf Club posed quite a challenge for golfers during the first round due to windy conditions but that didn’t stop Madsen from posting his best round of the year, a 4-under par 66.

 

“Morten shot a 66 during the opening round under very difficult conditions,” Oregon State men’s golf head coach Brian Watts said. “It was a very impressive day for him. He didn’t play his best golf today but he gave himself opportunities to make birdies. For him to be leading the tournament is very impressive.”

 

Madsen is 5-under on the par-4’s so far in the tournament and is tied for first in birdies made with 9.

 

Madsen followed up his first round 66 with a second round 67 to finish the first day at 7-under, four strokes in front of UC Davis’ Austin Graham and Northwestern’s David Lipsky who are tied for second at 3-under.

 

The Oregon State team sits in second place with an even par 560 (286-274) tied with Northwestern. Both teams are just two shots behind UC Davis for first place.

 

“Our guys all stepped up this afternoon and fought hard,” Watts said. “We have to go out there tomorrow and be aggressive, make some birdies, and we’ll be right where we want to be.”

 

Paul Peterson is currently tied for 15th place with a 1-over 141 (72-69). Jonnie Motomochi is tied for 30th at 3-over.

 

Diego Velasquez and Alex Williams are five and 7-over respectively.

 

The Beavers head back out Tuesday for the final round of the Cowboy Classic and tee off at 7:45 a.m. They are paired with UC Davis, Northwestern, and the University of Texas at El Paso. 

 

TEAM LEADERBOARD

1. UC Davis (287-271) 558; t2. Northwestern (287-273) 560; t2. Oregon State U. (286-274) 560; 4. Texas El Paso, U. of (283-281) 564; t5. Fresno State (284-281) 565; t5. San Diego, U. of (284-281) 565; t7. Pacific, U. of the (299-274) 573; t7. Southern Utah Univ. (294-279) 573; 9. Idaho, Univ. of (285-289) 574; 10. Western Carolina U. (298-283) 581; 11. UC Santa Barbara (295-288) 583; t12. Wyoming, U. of (300-285) 585; t12. Boise State Univ. (297-288) 585; t14. San Jose State (301-285) 586; t14. Old Dominion Univ. (300-286) 586; 16. Grand Canyon Univ. (303-285) 588; 17. Gonzaga University (298-291) 589; 18. Utah, Univ. of (306-284) 590; 19. Weber State Univ. (302-289) 591; 20. UC Riverside (310-288) 598.

 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD

1. Morten Madsen, Oregon St. (66-67) 133; t2 Austin Graham, UC Davis (70-67) 137; t2. David Lipsky. Northwestern (70-67) 137; 4 Eric Chun, Northwestern (71-67) 138.

 

t2. Oregon State U. (286-274) 560; - Other Individual Results

t15. Paul Peterson (72-69) 141; t30. Jonnie Motomochi (71-72) 143; t41. Diego Velasquez (77-68) 145; t59. Alex Williams (77-70) 147.

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