No. 20 Beavers Set to Play at Duck Invitational

March 20, 2010

The Oregon State men's golf team, ranked 20th by the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, is set to compete in the state of Oregon for the only time this spring. The Beavers will head down the road to Junction City, Ore. for the annual Oregon Duck Invitational starting Monday, March 22.

The Invitational will take place at Shadow Hills Country Club, which is a par-72, 7,020-yard course. The Beavers will be competing in a field that includes Pac-10 foes Washington State, and host Oregon. The Invitational is a two-day, 54-hole tournament with 36 played on the first day and 18 on the second day of play.

'We are looking forward to competing this week at the Duck Invitational,' head coach Brian Watts said. 'Shadow Hills Country Club is a great test of golf and historically has been one of our favorites to play. One of our strengths as a team this year has been hitting a lot of fairways, and this course puts a premium on doing just that.'

The Beavers are looking to bounce back after a disappointing tournament in which they finished 12th at the USC Invitational. This will be the only competition for the Beavers in the State of Oregon for the spring season.

Play will begin at 8 a.m. on March 22 and 23, and will begin with a shotgun start. Every school will bring six participants, but only the top five scores from each school will be counted. Seniors Mike Barry, Paul Peterson, Tyler Simpson and Diego Velasquez, sophomore Morten Madsen and freshman Nick Sherwood are the Beavers' six. In addition, sophomores Casey King and Alex Moore will play as individuals.

The field for the event is 13 teams and will consist of Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Oregon State, Pacific, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, UC Davis, UC Riverside, and Washington State.

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