Men's Golf Struggles in Second Round at USC Invitational

March 1, 2010

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -

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The Oregon State men’s golf team completed the first day of competition at the USC Collegiate Invitational, where 12 of the 14 teams are currently ranked in the top 50 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

After the first round the Beavers were tied for fifth at 1-under par, led by senior Diego Velasquez’s 3-under 68. The first round saw favorable scoring conditions with receptive greens and beautiful weather.

The Beavers, who are ranked 15th according to Golfweek, got off to a slow start in the second round.

“The wind kicked up a bit four or five holes into the second round and we made several mistakes and continued to struggle the rest of the day,” head coach Brian Watts said.

The highlight of the second round was Jonnie Motomochi, who was 9-over par through six holes and fought back to shoot a 5-over 76.

“This is by far our worst 18 holes of the season and unfortunately everyone struggled in the second round. We have to go out tomorrow and play aggressively and make a lot of birdies to work our way back up the leaderboard.”

For the latest on Oregon State men’s golf check back at www.osubeavers.com. Follow the live scoring through golfstat.com.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Oregon (279, 277) 556; 2. Arizona State (282, 279) 561; 3. Pepperdine (289, 276) 565; t4. UCLA (284, 282) 566; t4. USC (283, 283) 566; 6. California (288, 280) 568; 7. Fresno State (282, 287) 569; 8. Stanford (278, 292) 570; 9. Charlotte (284, 288) 572; 10. San Diego (293, 280) 573; 11. BYU (286, 293) 579; t12. San Diego State (287, 296) 583; t12. UC Davis (291, 292) 583; 14. Oregon State (283, 301) 584.

TOP INDIVIDUALS
1. T.J. Vogel, USC – (70, 63) 133; 2. Eugene Wong, Oregon – (65, 69) 134; t3. Alex Kim, UCLA – (71, 65) 136; t3. Gregor Main, UCLA – (65, 71) 136; t3. Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State – (68, 68) 136.

OREGON STATE INDIVIDUAL SCORES
t17. Diego Velasquez – (68, 74) 142; t48. Morten Madsen – (71, 76) 147; t48. Paul Peterson – (72, 75) 147; t53. Mike Barry – (72, 76) 148; t.53. Jonnie Motomochi – (72, 76) 148.

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