Men's Golf Finishes 12th at USC

Feb. 24, 2009

Westlake Village, Calif. The Oregon State men’s golf concluded their first event of the spring season Tuesday at the USC Collegiate Invitational in Westlake Village, Calif.


The Beavers finished in 12th place as they shot a 289 as a team in the final round to go 42-over par for the tournament.


“Most of the rounds we had it going pretty well and then we had a couple of tough holes where we had some big numbers and that ended up hurting us,” head coach Brian Watts said.


Oregon State’s two newcomers, Jesse Schutte and Morten Madsen, had the low round for the day the team with 2-over 72’s and finished the event tied for 30th and tied for 38th respectively.


“Our team did a good job today in hitting a lot of fairways and we hit a lot of greens,” Watts said. “We just had a few hiccups along the way.”


Schutte was 2-under going into the 18th hole Tuesday but got into trouble and ended up taking a 2-over on the day and finished tied for 30th overall.


Madsen finished tied for 38th at 9-over. Freshman Jonnie Motomochi finished tied for 46th while Tyler Simpson and Alex Williams finished tied for 70th and 73rd respectively.


“There were a lot of positives for us to take away from this tournament,” Watts said. “We had really good runs with everyone who played in the tournament when it comes to rattling off two or three birdies in a row.”


The Beavers now have nearly a month off to prepare for the Duck Invitational hosted by the University of Oregon.


 “We worked really hard coming into this tournament,” Watts said. “The guys will have a couple of days when we get back and then we’ll start our preparations for the Duck Invitational next month.”




1. Stanford University (284-276-279) 839, -13;

2. Brigham Young Univ. (275-287-287) 849, -3;

3. California, U. of (285-286-287)858, +6;

4. Southern California (292-292-275) 859, +7;

5. UCLA (292-287-288) 867, +15;

6. Pepperdine (288-295-289) 872, +20;

t7. San Diego State (294-293-291) 878, +26:

t7. Fresno State (288-300-290) 878, +26;

9. UC-Irvine (284-295-303) 882, +30;

10. Washington (288-292-303) 883, +31;

11. Pacific, U of (290-297-305) 892, +40;

12. Oregon State U. (300-296-298) 894, +42;

13. Loyola Marymount U. (299-299-302) 900, +48.



1. Steve Ziegler, Stanford University (71-68-65) 204, -9;

2. Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine (68-71-66) 205, -8;

3. Gregor Main, UCLA (68-70-68) 206, -7;

4. Matthew Giles, Southern California (72-69-66) 207, -6;

t5. David Chung, Stanford University (72-67-70) 209, -4;

t5. Brady Johnson, Brigham Young Univ. (68-71-70) 209, -4.


12. Oregon State U. (300-296-298) 894, +42; – Individual Results

t30. Jesse Schutte (75-72-73) 220, +7;

t38. Morten Madsen (75-74-73) 222, +9;

t46. Jonnie Motomochi (74-76-74) 224, +11

t70. Tyler Simpson (79-75-78) 232, +19;

t73. Alex Williams (76-75-82) 233, +20.


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