Beavers in Second Through First Round

Nov. 9, 2009

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The Oregon State men's golf team is tied for second at the Saint Mary's College Invitational after second round play was suspended by darkness. Senior Diego Velasquez leads three OSU players among the top five in the field at 2-under 70 through the first 18 holes.

The Saint Mary's College Invitational is a two-day, 54-hole tournament played at the 6,857-yard, par 72 Poppy Hills Golf Course. Thirty-six holes were scheduled for Monday, but after an opening round that took over five hours play was suspended due to darkness. Golfers will finish the second round Tuesday morning before continuing with the third and final round.

For Oregon State, the stellar play of Velasquez continued as he tallied four birdies en route to a 2-under 70 to tie for second place three strokes behind Espen Kofstad from the University of Denver.

Senior Mike Barry and sophomore Morten Madsen are tied for fifth at 1-under 71. Madsen recovered from back-to-back bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes to record back-to-back birdies on nine and ten. Madsen then finished the round strong with birdies on two of the last three holes. Barry used three birdies and 13 pars to also finish 1-over.

Sophomore Jonnie Motomochi is tied for 37th with a 3-over par 75 and freshman Nick Sherwood, who made the lineup for the first time in his career, shot a 5-over 77 to tie for 57th

The Beavers head back out Tuesday to finish up the second round and then will conclude with Round 3 immediately after.

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1. Denver 285; t2. Oregon State 287; t2. San Diego 287; 4. Nevada 291; 5. Saint Mary's (CA) 294; 6. UC Irvine 296; t7. Fresno State 297; t7. San Francisco 297; 9. Cal Poly 298; 10. Portland 300; t11. Memphis 301; t11. UC Santa Barbara 301; 13. Loyola Marymount 302; 14. Pacific 303; 15. Wisconsin 305; 16. Marquette 308.

1. Espen Kofstad, Denver 67; t2. Diego Velasquez, Oregon State 70; t2. Ben Murray, San Diego 70; t2. Taylor Coffman, Nevada 70; t5. Terence Macatangay, Portland 71; t5. Morten Madsen, Oregon State 71; t5. Domingo Jojola, San Francisco 71; t5. Mike Barry, Oregon State 71; t5. Joseph Harrison, San Diego 71; t5. Scott Brace, San Diego 71.

t2. Oregon State 287; - Other Individual Results
t37. Jonnie Motomochi 75; t57. Nick Sherwood 77.

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