No. 13 Beavers Finish 12th in Hawai'i

Feb. 5, 2010

KOHALA COAST, Hawai'i - The 13th-ranked Oregon State men's golf team completed the 20th annual Mauna Lani Invitational Friday in 12th place among a stacked field that included 11 of the top 20 teams in the nation.

'As a team, we never got anything going during the tournament.' head coach Brian Watts said. 'I don't know if that's due to lack of competition for a couple of months off. We hit some loose shots, and we didn't make many putts. We made a few mistakes we don't normally make during the season.'

The ever-changing winds of Kona were a big factor of the Beavers play. The first two days of the tournament brought about unpredictable wind gusts that severly altered several of the shots. The third day allowed for a break from the wind, but it added more pressure to play well.

'There was no wind today, so therefore the scores were a lot better. We knew going out today that we had to make a lot of birdies, and we just didn't.'

Leading the Beavers were senior Diego Velasquez and sophomore Morten Madsen. Both players finished in a tie for 29th place with a three-day score of 5-over 221. Velasquez had his best day at the last round of the tournament recording a 2-under 70 while Madsen's best round was on the second day where he recorded a 2 under 70.

Madsen and Mike Barry shot 2-over 74's on Friday for the Beavers while Jonnie Motomochi added a 76 to match his second round score from Thursday. Tyler Simpson rounded out the scoring for the Beavers with an 80.

The Beavers return to competition at the Battle at the Beach tournament in Newport Beach, Calif., Feb. 14-16.

'We're not going to allow one tournament to dictate the rest of our season, because it's so long.' Watts said. 'We have some things to work on, we're going to come back, work hard, and be prepared for the next event. The Pac-10 Conference is phenomenal this year. Every Pac-10 school has the ability to win a tournament. We know that if we can beat anybody in the conference, we are going to have a chance at winning a lot of gold tournaments.'

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Stanford (297, 283, 286) 866; t2. Oregon (291, 290, 288) 869; t2. Washington (291, 287, 291) 869; 4. Texas (297, 292, 281) 870; 5. Oklahoma State (299, 285, 287) 871; 6. Georgia Tech (304, 291, 282) 877; 7. Texas Tech (296, 298, 287) 881; 8. UCLA (288, 301, 296) 885; 9. USC (293, 301, 292) 886; t10. Arizona State (313, 298, 278) 889; t10. Florida State (306, 302, 281) 889; 12. Oregon State (302, 298, 294) 894; 13. San Francisco (312, 294, 290) 896; 14. TCU (310, 297, 293) 900; 15. Colorado (304, 306, 293) 903; 16. UC Davis (306, 306, 292) 904; 17. San Jose State (308, 318, 287) 913; 18. Hawaii (311, 302, 310) 923; 19. Sonoma State (331, 306, 299) 936; 20. Rhode Island (324, 311, 304) 939; 21. Hawaii-Hilo (316, 328, 305) 949; 22. Cal State East Bay (316, 340, 313) 969.

TOP INDIVIDUALS
1. Bobby Hudson, Texas - (70, 73, 66) 209; 2. Brooks Koepka, Florida State - (73, 72, 65) 210; 3. Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State - (72,68, 72) 212; ; t4. Sihwan Kim, Stanford - (72, 70, 71) 213; t4. Nick Taylor, Washington - (70-71, 72) 213.

OREGON STATE INDIVIDUAL SCORES
T29. Diego Velasquez - (75, 76, 70) 221; t29. Morten Madsen - (77, 70, 74) 221; t54. Mike Barry - (75, 78, 74) 227; t54. Jonnie Motomochi - (75, 76, 76) 227; t95. Tyler Simpson - (81, 76, 80) 237.

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