Men's Golf Tied For Ninth At Tucker Intercollegiate

Sept. 13, 2002

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Oregon State's men's golf team shot a combined 589 in two rounds of play Friday to finish in a tie for ninth after one day of competition at the Tucker Intercollegiate.

New Mexico leads the 18-team field after shooting rounds of 281 and 288 to finish with a 569 on its own UNM Championship Course, a 7,248, par 72 course. UNLV is in second place at 570 (288-282), followed by third place Arizona (284-291-575).

OSU started the day off strong, shooting a 286 in the first round - good for the third best score of the round. However, the team struggled to a 303 in the second round to drop to a tie with New Mexico State for ninth place.

New Mexico's Michael Letzig shot a 137 (69-68) to hold a one-stroke lead over UNLV's Ryan Moore (69-69) for the top individual spot.

Michael Jurgensen led the Beavers with a 143 (70-73), good for a six-way tie for eighth place. Sean Deacon is tied for 14th with a 144 (71-73).

The tournament concludes with a final round Saturday.

Tucker Intercollegiate Results After Two Rounds
Team Scores:
1. New Mexico (281-288-569), 2. UNLV (288-282-570), 3. Arizona (284-291-575), 4. Texas Tech (293-288-581), 5. Oklahoma (291-291-582), T9. Oregon State (286-303-589)

Individual Scores: 1. Michael Letzig, New Mexico (69-68-137), 2. Ryan Moore, UNLV (69-69-138), 3. Ricky Barnes, Arizona (71-69-140), 4. David Schulz, UNM JV (71-70-141), T5. Chris Nallen, Arizona (71-71-142), Greg Machtaler, BYU (70-72-142), Dan Swanson, UTEP (70-72-142).

OSU Scores: T8. Michael Jurgensen (70-73-143), T14. Sean Deacon (71-73-144), T48. Kenny Coakley (71-79-150), T59. Chance Holmes (74-78-152), T87. Daren Grieg (78-79-157)

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