Beavers in Fifth going into Final Round
May 21, 2010
BREMERTON, Wash. - The Oregon State men's golf team sits under the cut line in fifth place following the second round at the NCAA Men's Golf Gold Mountain Regional in Bremerton, Wash. and hosted by the University of Washington.
'Overall we're in pretty good shape going into the final round,' Oregon State men's golf head coach Brian Watts said following the second round. 'Morten Madsen and Mike Barry played really well today but we had a few guys struggle round the greens. We can take birdies when they happen tomorrow but we need to go out tomorrow and be patient.'
Oregon State sophomore Morten Madsen tied for the low round of the day for the Beavers shooting a 1-under par 71. He shot a team high 80 during the first round and improved by 21 spots on the leader board to finish tied for 44th at the end of the second round.
Leading the Beavers overall is redshirt senior Mike Barry who finished the day with a 1-under and is just 1-over for the tournament. He sits in a tie for eighth through two rounds and leads the whole field in pars with 28.
Senior Diego Velasquez is tied for 32nd overall after shooting a 5-over 77 during the second round and is 5-over for the event. He has the second best par-5 scoring through the first two rounds shooting an average of 4.38 (5-under).
Alex Moore finished the day with a 5-over second round and is tied for 40th while Paul Peterson is tied for 52nd after shooting an 81 for the day.
'Today we may have had an off day but tomorrow we have another18-holes to play,' Watts said. 'We are going to embrace the challenge and play one shot at a time. We're excited to get out there and play tomorrow.'
Oregon State sits in fifth place overall for the tournament as a team which is just on the cut line for advancing to the NCAA Men's Golf National Championships at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. June 1-6. The Beavers need to finish in the top-5 when the third round action concludes Saturday to be the first Oregon State team to advance to nationals since the 2000-01 season.
The Beavers tee off of the first tee starting at 7:50 a.m. and will be matched with San Diego and Colorado State.
1. Washington (286-283) 569; 2. Illinois (293-292) 585; t3. Southern California (297-289) 586; t3. San Diego (294-292) 586; 5. Oregon State U. (291-296) 587; 6. Colorado State Univ. (291-298) 589; 7. Middle Tennessee St. (299-294) 593; 8. VCU (302-293) 595; 9. Eastern Michigan U. (303-294) 597; 10. New Mexico (309-291) 600; 11. SMU (307-294) 601; 12. Loyola College (308-304) 612; 13. Fresno State (318-302) 620.
1. Darren Wallace, Washington (70-69) 139; t2. Richard Lee, Washington (72-68) 140; t2. Espen Kofstad, Denver, U. of (69-71) 140; t4. Gunner Wiebe, San Diego (72-70) 142; t4. Brandon Crick, Nebraska (70-72) 142.
5. Oregon State U. (291-296) 587; - Individual Results
t8. Mike Barry, Oregon State U. (73-71) 144; t32. Diego Velasquez, Oregon State U. (72-77) 149; t40. Alex Moore, Oregon State U. (73-77) 150; t44. Morten Madsen, Oregon State U. (80-71) 151; t52. Paul Peterson, Oregon State U. (73-81) 154.
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