Men’s Golf Falls One Shot Short Of Repeat


ERIE, Colo. – The Oregon State men’s golf team battled until the final shot at the 15-team Mark Simpson Invitational on Tuesday, but fell one stroke short of repeating a tournament it won last season. Host Colorado and Washington State both finished with an 18-over 882 and shared the team title.
It’s the second consecutive third-place finish for the Beavers after opening their season in third at the Kikkor Husky Invitational in Bremerton, Wash., a week ago. In that tournament they finished behind Washington and Arizona State and ahead of four Pac-12 schools -- Oregon, USC, Washington State and Utah.

The Beavers got out of the gate with a slow start as four of their golfers were over par through nine holes. But they didn’t give up and ended up shooting an even-par 288 in the final round of the two-day, 54-hole tournament to finish third with a 19-over 306-289-288--883 at the par-72, 7,741-yard Colorado National Golf Club.

Oregon State won this event a year ago, in much better weather conditions, when it held off a late charge from Colorado to finish with a 21-under 284-277-282--843, which equaled the fifth-best score in school history.
Junior Alex Franklin had his best round of the tournament, a 1-under 71, to finish just outside the top 10 with a 4-over 74-75-71--220 and a tie for 11th place. Fellow newcomer Kevin Murphy played well for the second consecutive tournament, posting his first career top-10 finish -- sole seventh -- with a 2-over 75-71-72--218.

3
Oregon State
306
289
288
883

7
Kevin Murphy (2)
75
71
72
218

T11
Alex Frankin (1)
74
75
71
220

16
David Fink (3)
78
70
74
222

T20
Scott Kim (4)
79
73
72
224

T61
Brian Jung (5)
84
75
73
232

Senior David Fink was unable to card a birdie in Tuesday’s final round but still finished in 16th place with a 6-over 78-70-74--222, while junior Scott Kim finished in a tie for 20th with an 8-over 79-73-72--224 and sophomore Brian Jung was tied for 61st with a 16-over 84-75-73--232.
The Beavers have a couple of weeks off before returning to action Sunday, Oct. 6 to Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Erin Hills Invitational in Erin, Wis.

Team Leader Board
 

Course:Colorado National Golf Club: 2013 Mark Simpson     Par 72 - 7771 Yards

current position
team
scoring
rounds
total score

to par
thru
today
1
2
3

T1

 
Colorado

+18
F
  +5
299
290
293
882

T1

 
Washington State

+18
F
  -2
308
288
286
882

3

 
Oregon State

+19
F
 E
306
289
288
883

4

 
Houston Baptist

+20
F
  -3
301
298
285
884

5

 
Nevada

+24
F
  -2
302
300
286
888

6

 
Air Force

+25
F
  -2
313
290
286
889

7

 
Nebraska

+34
F
  +6
309
295
294
898

8

 
Campbell

+39
F
  +3
315
297
291
903

9

 
Texas State

+40
F
  -2
312
306
286
904

T10

 
Utah

+43
F
  +10
311
298
298
907

T10

 
Colorado (B)

+43
F
  +8
319
292
296
907

12

 
Denver

+45
F
  +11
312
298
299
909

13

 
Missouri-Kansas City

+49
F
  +8
310
307
296
913

T14

 
Gonzaga

+50
F
  +5
318
303
293
914

T14

 
Wyoming

+50
F
  +14
313
299
302
914

T14

 
Northern Colorado

+50
F
  -1
320
307
287
914

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