Men's Golf Travels to NCAA West Regional

May 13, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. The Oregon State men’s golf team travels this week to Daly City, Calif. for the NCAA West Regional at the Lake Merced Golf Club, hosted by the University of San Francisco.


The Event: The tournament runs Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16 and consists of a 54-hole format that includes three rounds of 18-holes to be played each day on the “Lake Merced' course which features 6,863 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.4 and it has a slope rating of 138.


The 2009 Regional Field (by seeding): 1- Southern California, 2- Texas A&M, 3- Arizona State, 4- San Diego State, 5- UC Davis, 6- Oregon, 7- New Mexico, 8- Colorado, 9- UC Irvine, 10- Kansas State, 11- Oregon State, 12- San Diego, 13- San Francisco.


The individuals are Troy Merritt of Boise State, Brian Locke of Loyola Marymount, Tarquin MacManus of Arizona, Jason D’Amore of Loyola Marymount, Nathan Stamey of North Carolina-Greensboro and Jimmy Lytle of Elon.


The Stakes: The 13 teams are playing for a chance to move on to the NCAA Division I National Championships May 26-30. The national championship will be held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio and will be hosted by the University of Toledo. The top-5 teams and the top individual not on one of those teams moves on.


OSU Lineup: Oregon State will be sending junior Paul Peterson, freshman Morten Madsen, junior Diego Velasquez, senior Alex Williams, and redshirt freshman Alex Moore.


Peterson leads the Beavers this year in scoring average with a mark of 71.87 strokes per round. He was also named to the All-Pac-10 second team as voted on by the conference coaches.


Last Year’s West Regional:

Oregon State finished 16th last year out of a 27 team pool. It finished 34-over for the three day event with a final score of 898 (302-295-301) as a team. Velasquez led the way for the team last year and finished 6-over with a 222 (74-74-74).


Last OSU Event: The Beavers are coming off a fifth place finish at the Pac-10 Championships which is their best since 2002. Peterson tied for sixth with a 3-under 285 (71-73-72-69) which is the best individual finish since 2003.


Golfstat Statistics: Fans can follow the action with live hole-by-hole scoring at


Head Coach Brian Watts: Brian Watts is in his eighth year as men’s head coach but his 12th overall with the program. He was an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams from 1995-97 and 1999-01. He led the Beavers to a third-place finish at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships.



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