OSU Hosts NW Collegiate Classic Monday-Tuesday

Sept. 12, 2004


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TEEING OFF: Oregon State hosts the Northwest Collegiate Classic Mon.-Tues., Sept. 13-14, at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore. Teams play 36 holes on Monday and 18 Tuesday for a total of 54; the lowest four scores from each five-member team count toward the team total each day. Trysting plays to 7,030 yards and carries a par of 72 for the Classic. Tee times begin at 7:45 a.m. off hole one, and at 7:53 from hole 10.

WHO'S BACK: Returning from last year's squad are seniors Brad Simpson and Cameron MacKenzie, and sophomores Mitch Gillis, Ryan Gilmour, Jonathan Green and Jay Ross.

OSU'S LINEUP: Gillis, Gilmour, Vincent Johnson (Fr., Portland, Ore.), Simpson and Green make up OSU's five-man lineup; freshmen Tim Sundseth, Clayton Moe and Jeremiah Oliver, along with sophomore Jay Ross, will compete as individuals.

THE FIELD: Along with host Oregon State, Oregon, Washington State, Cal Poly, Long Beach State, UC-Irvine, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico State, Portland, Texas-Arlington, Utah and San Diego will compete in the 13-team field.

LAST YEAR AT THE NW CLASSIC: Ryan Gilmour made his OSU debut a memorable one, finishing fifth with a 6-under-par 210. OSU finished sixth overall with a 6-over 870. UC-Irvine beat Long Beach State by 15 strokes with a 18-under 846; Travis Bertoni of Cal Poly claimed medalist honors with a 12-under 204. Oregon's Jimmy White carded a Trysting Tree and NW Classic record 63 in the final round and placed fourth overall at 207.

COACHING STAFF AT A GLANCE: Brian Watts is in his fourth year at the helm of the Oregon State program, and has his team poised for success again in 2004-05. With a host of young talent and savvy veterans in the lineup, Watts' squad is both deep and skilled. Watts served five seasons as the assistant for the men's and women's squads prior to becoming head coach, helping the men's team to 12th place at the 2001 NCAA Championships.

Anjeanette Brown (formerly Dabbs) returns to Oregon State as the men's assistant. Brown, an All-Pac-10 selection in 1998 and 1999, is one of the most successful golfers in OSU history. Brown shares OSU's lowest single round (69), and is the last women's golfer to claim an individual tournament win, earning medalist honors in the 1997 Pepperdine Wave Invitational. She helped the Beavers to the 1998 NCAA Championships. Prior to her return to OSU, Brown served as the director of youth programs for the Colorado Golf Association in Denver since 2001.

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: The following is a list of team and individual champions for the Northwest Classic

Year Team Champion/Score Individual Champion/Score Course2003 UC-Irvine, 846 Travis Bertoni, Cal Poly, 204 Trysting Tree Golf Club2002 No tournament2001 Oregon, 843 * Sean Deacon, Oregon State, 205 Mallard Creek Golf Club2000 Nevada, 834 ** Chris Carnahan, Oregon, 203 Trysting Tree Golf Club1999 Oregon State, 862 Anthony Arvidson, Oregon State, 213 Diamond Woods Golf Club1998 UCLA, 856 *** B.J. Schlagenhauf, UCLA, 208 Trysting Tree Golf Club1997 BYU, 861 Andy Miller, BYU, 210 Trysting Tree Golf Club1996 BYU, 872 Paul Baack, New Mexico, 214 Trysting Tree Golf Club1995 Oregon State, 879 Arron Oberholser, San Jose State, 214 Trysting Tree Golf Club1994 Oregon State, 859 Mark Worthington, Pacific, 211 Trysting Tree Golf Club1993 BYU, 856 Eric Rustand, BYU, 207 Trysting Tree Golf Club1992 Oregon State, 880 Brian Wear, Pacific, 209 Trysting Tree Golf Club1991 UC-Santa Barbara, 873 Derek Gilchrist, UCSB, 210 Trysting Tree Golf Club1990 Oregon, 875 Chris Holzang, Oregon, 210 Trysting Tree Golf Club1989 U.S. International, 879 Warren Vickers, Oregon State, 208 Trysting Tree Golf Club1988 No tournament1987 Oregon, 731 (36 holes) Steve Kreiger and Tim Hval, Oregon, 141 Tokatee Country Club1986 Oregon State, 1,092 **** Bo Davies, Idaho, 215 Corvallis Country Club1985 Oregon State, 1,086 Dean Claggett, Oregon State, 213 Corvallis Country Club

*- Mallard Creek played to a par of 71**- Trysting Tree played to a par of 70***- UCLA won in a three-way playoff with Oregon and Washington****- All five individuals counted toward the team total

Tournament record low round: 63, Jimmy White, Oregon (2003); Brad Golden, Wichita State, shot 63 at Trysting Tree in 2000 when the course played to a par of 70.Tournament record low 54 holes: 203, Chris Carnahan, Oregon (2000), at Trysting Tree, which played to a par of 70. On a par-72 course: 204, Travis Bertoni, Cal Poly (2003)Tournament record low team score: 834, Nevada (2000), at Trysting Tree, which played to a par of 70. On a par 72 course: 846, UC-Irvine, (2003).

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