Beavers Remain in Seventh with One Round to Go at Pac-10 Championships

April 27, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz. -

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The No. 23 Oregon State men's golf team remains in seventh place after tying for the second-lowest team score of the day Tuesday afternoon at the Pac-10 Championships. All five of OSU's counting scores were par or better in Tuesday's third round of play.

Sophomore Morten Madsen played bogey-less golf on Tuesday converting six birdies to card a 6-under 65 to move into a tie for 14th at 6-under (71-71-65) 207. Madsen's 65 ties for the second-lowest score in Oregon State history.

'Morten was great today. Playing bogey free golf is always a good indication of a confident golfer,' head coach Brian Watts said. 'There were great scoring conditions out there again today and I'm just happy that our guys were more prepared to take advantage today. We're expecting 30 mile per hour winds tomorrow which will make the course play much differently and much tougher.'

Senior Mike Barry, who shot a 5-under 66 in Monday afternoon's round, came back Tuesday with a 2-under 69 and sits tied for 18th at 4-under (74-66-69) 209 after 54 holes. No. 1-ranked Diego Velasquez, who has hovered near par throughout the tournament was 1-under 70 on Tuesday and is now tied for 24th at 2-under (69-72-70) 211 for the tournament.

Paul Peterson and Jonnie Motomochi each fired even par rounds of 71 in the third round while Alex Moore carded his first over par round at 3-over.

No. 1 Stanford leads the tournament at 42-under (330-345-348) 1023. Individually, Jesper Kennegard, from Arizona, leads at 17-under (63-66-67) 196.

The Pac-10 Championships are April 26-28th at the Karsten Golf Course, a course the Beavers played earlier this month - April 2-3 - for the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. The tournament is a three-day, 72-hole event. Two rounds of 18 holes were played on Monday and single rounds of 18 played on Tuesday and Wednesday. The course is a 7,057-yards and plays as a par-71.

For the latest on Oregon State men's golf check back at osubeavers.com. Follow the action live at golfstat.com.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Stanford (330-345-348) 1023; 2. Washington (338-352-340) 1030; 3. Arizona State (337-351-348) 1036; 4. UCLA (340-353-351) 1044; 5. USC (340-349-356) 1045; 6. Oregon (351-352-346) 1049; 7. Oregon State (355-349-346) 1050; 8. Arizona (351-358-346) 1055; 9. California (347-357-352) 1056; 10. Washington State (361-361-359) 1081.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1. Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State (63-66-67) 196; 2. Joseph Bramlett, Stanford (66-66-66) 198; 3. Eric Mina, California (65-68-67) 200; 4. Gregor Main, UCLA (68-69-64) 201; t5. Chris Williams, Washington (71-68-63) 202; t. T.J. Vogel, USC (65-70-67) 202; t5. Richard Lee, Washington (64-70-68) 202.

OREGON STATE INDIVIDUAL SCORES
t14. Morten Madsen (71-71-65) 207; t18. Mike Barry (74-66-69) 209; t24. Diego Velasquez (69-72-70) 211; t35. Paul Peterson (70-73-71) 214; t42. Alex Moore (71-71-74) 216; t42. Jonnie Motomochi (76-69-71) 216.

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