Simpson Named Men's Golf MVP
June 29, 2004
CORVALLIS, Ore. - -
Simpson made an immediate impact in the OSU lineup as a junior transfer from South Mountain Junior College in Phoenix, Ariz. He posted two top-10 finishes and placed 28th or better in six of OSU's 10 tournaments.
Among Simpson's top finishes were a second-place showing at the Oregon Duck Invitational and eighth at the Husky Invitational - just the second tournament of his Division I career.
'When I first arrived at OSU, I figured I could help the team right away, but I wasn't thinking down the line about a MVP,' Simpson explained. 'I thought I could contribute and have a decent season.'
Simpson will step in to a leadership role as one of two seniors on the 2004-05 squad.
'We'll be young again next year except for Cameron (MacKenzie) and me,' Simpson said. 'We have a couple newcomers who should help as well. I'm looking forward to helping lead this team and doing everything I can to help us win.'
Simpson averaged 73.87 strokes in 33 rounds last season.