Men’s Golf Opens Strong At Erin Hills


ERIN, Wis. – The Oregon State men’s golf team had four players around even par in the first round of the three-day, 54-hole Erin Hills Intercollegiate on Sunday to put the Beavers in a tie for fourth place in the 14-team field.
Senior David Fink, junior Alex Franklin and sophomore Brian Jung all fired an even-par 72, and freshman Kevin Murphy added a 1-over 73 at the par-72, 7,234-yard Erin Hills Golf Course to give the Beavers a 1-over 289.
Stanford jumped out to a commanding lead after carding an 8-over 280, while UCLA and SMU are tied for second with a 2-under 286. Michigan and Northwestern are tied for fourth with Oregon State, and Oklahoma and host Marquette are a stroke back with a 2-over 290.

Oregon State golfers got off to a slow start with no one in red figures when they made the turn. Part of that was the tough golf course, which will host the 2017 U.S. Open, and part was the fact they didn’t get a full practice round in on Saturday due to inclement weather.
Fink started his round with a birdie but took four consecutive bogeys between the fifth through eighth holes to put him at 3 over. He settled down with six straight pars and then birdied three of the last four holes, including one on the par-5 18th, for his even-par round.
Franklin had a cleaner scorecard with eight pars and a bogey on the front, before getting to 1 under with birdies on the par-4 11th and par-5 14th holes. He took a bogey on the par-4 17th to finish with a 72. Jung was 2 over going out but had three birdies and a bogey coming in to also open with an even-par score.
Murphy reeled off 11 straight pars to start the day before carding a birdie on the par-4 12th. After a bogey on the 13th, he got another birdie to get back to red numbers but bogeyed the 16th and 18th holes for a 1-over 73.

T4
Oregon State
289
289

T17
Alex Frankin (2)
72
72

T17
David Fink (3)
72
72

T17
Brian Jung (4)
72
72

T33
Kevin Murphy (1)
73
73

T54
Conner Kumpula (5)
76
76

Freshman Conner Kumpula, who was making his collegiate debut, was even through nine holes with a birdie and bogey, but had five bogeys on the back side with a lone birdie to finish with a 4-over 76.
Only 16 players in the 81-person field finished the opening round under par, leaving Fink, Franklin and Jung in a tie for 17th place and Murphy in a tie for 33rd.
The second round of the 54-hole event begins with tee times at 8:30 a.m. CT (6:30 a.m. PT) on Monday off the first hole.

Team Leader Board
 

Course:Erin Hills Golf Course: Blue tees     Par 72 - 7234 Yards

current position
team
scoring
rounds
total score

to par
thru
today
1

1

8
Stanford

-8
F
  -8
280
280

T2

3
UCLA

-2
F
  -2
286
286

T2

22
SMU

-2
F
  -2
286
286

T4

 
Michigan

+1
F
  +1
289
289

T4

 
Oregon State

+1
F
  +1
289
289

T4

35
Northwestern

+1
F
  +1
289
289

T7

27
Oklahoma

+2
F
  +2
290
290

T7

 
Marquette

+2
F
  +2
290
290

9

 
St. John's

+4
F
  +4
292
292

T10

 
Wisconsin

+7
F
  +7
295
295

T10

 
Wisconsin-Green Bay

+7
F
  +7
295
295

12

 
Michigan State

+12
F
  +12
300
300

13

 
DePaul

+19
F
  +19
307
307

14

 
Northern Illinois

+26
F
  +26
314
314

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