Men’s Golf To Tee It Up On The Palouse
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State men’s golf team will compete in its third tournament in three weeks when it heads to the Palouse to compete in the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate Monday and Tuesday in Pullman, Wash.
FIELD (10): Oregon State, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Idaho, Oregon, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
COURSE: The tournament will be held at Washington State’s par-70, 7,308-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club.
BEAVERS’ LINEUP: Oregon State will go with a lineup of senior Alex Franklin, junior Tyler Carlson, sophomore Conner Kumpula, and freshmen Tyler Collier and Jonas Liebich. Four Beaver players will compete as individuals and they are senior Scott Kim, juniors Brian Jung and Chris Tedesco, and sophomore Kevin Murphy.
FORMAT: Two-day, 54-hole tournament with 36 holes of continuous play on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. The top-four individuals from each five-member team with the lowest scores for each 18-hole round constitute the scoring members for that given round.
TEE TIMES: There will be a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
LIVE SCORING: There will be live scoring on golfstat.com.
LAST TIME OUT: It was a pair of Oregon State freshmen who stole the show in the final round of the Husky Invitational last week, as Jonas Liebich fired a 1-under 71 and Tyler Collier carded an even-par 72 to help the Beavers finish the two-day, 54-hole tournament in seventh place.
Liebich had three birdies and two bogeys to post his first collegiate round in red figures and Collier capped a terrific start to his college career with three birdies and three bogeys to finish in a team-best 10th place.
The newcomers helped the Beavers maintain their place on the leaderboard after Monday’s 36 holes, finishing with a 20-over 300-291-293--884 at the par-72, 7,179-yard Gold Mountain Olympic Course.
Collier was rock solid all three rounds with a 1-over 73 and pair of even-par 72’s for a 1-over 217 that notched him a top-10 finish in a very competitive field. The Chico, Calif., native dropped eight birdies over the 54 holes with six of those coming on the back nine.
Liebich, who also competed in the team’s first tournament of the 2014-15 season, bounced back from a tourney-opening 79 to card a 3-over 75 and 1-under 71 and move into a tie for 35th place, while junior Brian Jung recorded the fifth top-20 finish of his Oregon State career with a 5-over 72-74-75--221 for a tie for 17th place
Senior Alex Franklin was 6 over through nine holes on Tuesday before rallying with three birdies and six bogeys to shoot a 3-over 75 and finish in a tie for 27th with a 7-over 78-70-75--223. Sophomore Kevin Murphy, who filled in for an injured Conner Kumpula, posted a 12-over 77-75-76--228 for a tie for 48th place.
Washington held an individual tournament at the par-71, 6,707-yard Gold Mountain Cascade Course. Five Oregon State golfers competed in that event and their results are: 3. Brett Johnson 70-71-72--213 (E); t5. Chris Tedesco 73-71-71--215 (+2); t8. Scott Kim 72-69-75--216 (+3); t14. Tyler Carlson 73-74-71--218 (+5); 41. CJ Sitton 81-81-82--244 (+31).
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