Former Beaver Golfer Fiskum Advances To U.S. Amateur Championship

July 30, 2004

WOODBURN, Ore. - -

Former Oregon State University men's golfer Eric Fiskum shot 67-71-138 Wednesday in the United States Amateur Qualifier at the par-72 OGA Golf Course to advance to the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Along with three other qualifiers from the OGA course qualifier, Fiskum will play at Winged Foot Golf Club Aug. 16-22 in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Fiskum, who earned four letters as a Beaver from 1995-98, tied for third Wednesday; David Fern won the qualifier with a 10-under 134.

Current Beavers Brad Simpson and Jonathan Green competed as well. Simpson fired a 67 in the first round but closed with a 76 to tie for 17th at 143. Green carded a pair of 72s.

Former OSU coach (1992-96) and letterwinner (1987-89) Steve Altman tied for 24th at 1-over 145. He shot 68-77.

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