Moore Surges; Beavers tied for Fourth at Pac-10s
April 28, 2009
Seattle, Wash. – The Oregon State men’s golf team is tied for fourth place going into the final round at the Pac-10 Championship at the Seattle Golf Club hosted by the University of Washington.
The Beavers came into Tuesday’s third round in third place at 15-over par. They finished the day at 1-over as a team and are currently tied for fourth with a three round score of 1096 (364-371-361).
The golfer of the day for Oregon State was redshirt freshman Alex Moore who came off five and 6-over performances in the first and second rounds respectively and shot a team low 4-under 68 in the third round.
“Alex Moore got off to a great start, he was 3-under through his first three holes,” Oregon State men’s golf head coach Brian Watts said. “He holed out number three four an eagle. He played great all day. It was really good to see him do that because I know coming into Oregon State he shot a lot of low numbers and it was good to see him shoot those low numbers.”
Moore was 6-under thanks to four birdies and an eagle on the par-4 third through the first nine holes. He came in to the day tied for 51st but moves 16 places on the leaderboard and is 7-over at 223 (77-78-68) and tied for 35th overall. He improved 10 strokes from the second to third rounds.
Junior Diego Velasquez improved his third round by three strokes going from a 2-over 74 in the second round to a 1-under 71 in the third round. He is now 8-over for the tournament at 224 (79-74-71) and is tied for 39th.
Junior Paul Peterson came into the day tied for fifth at even par and stayed even through the third round shooting a 72. He is now tied for ninth at 216 (71-73-72). Peterson was 1-over going into the 18th hole in the third round and birdied 18 going into the clubhouse.
Freshman Morten Madsen is just one stroke behind Peterson at 1-over for the tournament after also shooting an even par 72 in the third round.
“We’re in a spot where we really have nothing to lose,” Watts said. “We’re going to play aggressively and take some calculated risks and see if we can’t make some more birdies tomorrow and finish well.”
Host team Washington leads the way at 8-under and Darren Wallace lead all golfers at 9-under.
Oregon State tees off Wednesday for the final round at 8:00 a.m. on the first tee and is paired with California.
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1. Washington (365-360-347) 1072; 2. Oregon, U. of (366-363-350) 1079; 3. Arizona State U. (375-362-356) 1093; t4. Stanford University (366-371-359) 1096; t4. Oregon State U. (364-371-361) 1096; 6. California, U. of (372-369-363) 1104; 7. Southern California (371-374-366) 1111; 8. UCLA (371-378-365) 1114; 9. Arizona (374-375-367) 1116; 10. Washington State U. (390-378-370) 1138.
1. Darren Wallace, Washington (70-72-65) 207; 2. John Murphy, California, U. of (69-74-69) 212; t3. Daniel Miernicki, Oregon, U. of (74-69-70) 213; t3. Nick Taylor, Washington (76-70-67) 213; 5. Tarquin MacManus, Arizona (77-68-69) 214.
t4. Oregon State U. (364-371-361) 1096; - Individual Results
t9. Paul Peterson (71-73-72) 216; 13. Morten Madsen (73-72-72) 217; t26. Alex Williams (70-74-78) 222; t34. Alex Moore (77-78-68) 223; t39. Diego Velasquez (79-74-71) 224; 56. Jonnie Motomochi (73-83-80) 236.