OSU's Morten Madsen Playing Well in Europe

July 27, 2009

Oregon State men's golfer Morten Madsen has been busy this month ... busy playing some of the best golf of his life. Madsen, a sophomore-to-be, from Silkeborg, Denmark won two tournaments in July and was the runner-up in another as he traveled through his home country.

Playing in the Message Elitecup for Herrer, July 11-12, Madsen sank 15 birdies in the two-day, 54-hole tournament to finish with a 9-under 204, including eight birdies in an 8-under 63 final round. His final round 63 gave Madsen a four-shot victory over runner-up Nicolaj Norman Hansen at the 6,502-yard Hjorring Golf Club near Vinstrupvej, Denmark. He tallied eight birdies in the final round including the par-5 seventh and 16th, the par-4 10th, 13th and 18th, and the par-3 fifth, 12th and 17th.

The next weekend, July 17-19, Madsen notched a bigger win earning the victory in the Danish International Men's Amateur Championship at the par-71 Silkeborg Golf Club. Madsen fired a 3-over 287 to finish one stroke ahead of fellow Dane, Daniel Lokke. Madsen recorded nine birdies in the four-round tourney.

Last weekend in the Danish Stroke Play Championship, Madsen finished second despite a three-stroke lead heading into the final round at the 6,171-yard Fureso Golf Club near Birkerod, Denmark. Madsen finished with a 5-under 279 in the four-round tournament two strokes behind the winner, Andreas Harte. Madsen recorded 15 birdies during the weekend including four in the final round the par-5 third, and par-4 first, eighth and 16th.

Oregon State's fall season begins Sept. 28-29 with the Beavers' only home tournament of the season with the Giustina Memorial Classic at Trysting Tree Golf Club.

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