Men’s Golf Finishes Third At Husky Invite


BREMERTON, Wash. – The Oregon State men’s golf team opened its 2013-14 season with a respectable third-place finish at the 15-team Kikkor Husky Invitational on Tuesday with newcomer Alex Franklin leading the Beavers with a top-10 finish.
Oregon State shot a 4-over 290-288-290--868 at the par-72, 7,124-yard Gold Mountain Olympic Course to conclude the two-day, 54-hole tournament in third behind Washington (17-under 847) and Arizona State (1-over 865). The Beavers finished ahead of four Pac-12 schools -- Oregon (t7), USC (t7), Washington State (11) and Utah (15).

Franklin, a junior transfer from Marion College, was steady throughout his first tournament with the Beavers, posting a 2-under 71-72-71--214 to finish in a tie for seventh. After carding three birdies in each of his two rounds on Monday, he added three more chirps on Tuesday, along with two bogeys, to finish with his second sub-par round of the tournament.

3
Oregon State
290
288
290
868

T7
Alex Frankin (2)
71
72
71
214

T11
Kevin Murphy (3)
69
74
72
215

T20
David Fink (1)
75
69
74
218

T41
Scott Kim (5)
76
73
73
222

T65
Kevin Chen (4)
75
79
77
231

Highly-touted freshman Kevin Murphy was also making his Oregon State debut, and the Rogue River native didn’t disappoint, as he fired a 1-under 69-74-72--215 to finish in a tie for 11th place. He had a team-best 12 birdies over the three rounds and didn’t get anything worse than a bogey.
David Fink started his highly-anticipated senior campaign in a tie for 20th place after finishing with a 2-over 75-69-74--218. The All-Pac-12 golfer had eight birdies the past two days but took a double bogey in the first and third rounds that kept him from a better finish.
After opening the tourney with a 4-over 76, junior Scott Kim battled back the next two rounds with a pair of 1-over 73’s to finish in a tie for 41st place with a 6-over 222. Freshman Kevin Chen also made his Oregon State debut and finished with a 15-over 75-79-77--231 for a tie for 65th.
The other five golfers on Oregon State’s roster competed as individuals at the Gold Mountain Cascade Course, and their final results are: t3. Brian Jung 69-72-70--211 (-2); t17. Conner Kumpula 71-75-73-219 (+6); t25. Brett Johnson 76-78-69--223 (+10); 33. Tyler Carlson 73-76-76--225 (+12); t42. Chris Tedesco 76-77-76--229 (+16).
The Beavers get right back to action next Monday and Tuesday at the Mark Simpson Invitational in Erie,  Colo., a tournament they won last season with a 21-under 843, which equaled the fifth-best three-round team score in school history.

Team Leader Board
 

Course:Gold Mountain Golf Club: Olympic Course     Par 72 - 7124 Yards

current position
team
scoring
rounds
total score

to par
thru
today
1
2
3

1

 
Washington

-17
F
  -6
279
286
282
847

2

 
Arizona State

+1
F
  -3
291
289
285
865

3

 
Oregon State

+4
F
  +2
290
288
290
868

4

 
San Diego

+7
F
  +8
284
291
296
871

T5

 
St. Mary's (CA)

+10
F
  -1
292
295
287
874

T5

 
Brigham Young

+10
F
  +8
285
293
296
874

T7

 
San Diego State

+11
F
  -3
300
290
285
875

T7

 
Oregon

+11
F
  +7
292
288
295
875

T7

 
Southern California

+11
F
  +5
294
288
293
875

10

 
UC Davis

+13
F
  +1
298
290
289
877

11

 
Washington State

+16
F
  +6
296
290
294
880

12

 
Gonzaga

+28
F
  +8
293
303
296
892

13

 
Pepperdine

+29
F
  +11
298
296
299
893

14

 
Pacific

+31
F
  +9
299
299
297
895

15

 
Utah

+43
F
  +13
301
305
301
907

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