Beavers Fire Final Round 7-Under Par, Finish Fourth at U.S. Intercollegiate

April 13, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. -

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The Oregon State men's golf team shot the best round of the day to move up the leader board and finished alone in fourth at the U.S. Intercollegiate. Senior Mike Barry led the charge Tuesday with a 4-under 66.

Fellow senior Diego Velasquez finished tied for sixth with a third round 68, his seventh top 10 finish of the season - the second-most in a single season in Oregon State history.

'This was a great team effort,' head coach Brian Watts said. 'With Morten's (Madsen) 69-70 finish, Paul's (Peterson) 67 in the second round, and Alex Moore's final round 69. The players know that if they can minimize their mistakes when things aren't going well, they're always going to have an opportunity to finish at the top of the leader board. We made too many mistakes during the first round, and unfortunately cost us an opportunity to win the tournament.'

The Beavers showed heart and determination as they fought back over the course of the last 36 holes. OSU moved from 12th place to finish fourth, shooting 12-under par in the last two rounds.

Oregon State travels to Santa Cruz, Calif. to play in the 62nd annual Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club this weekend. Velasquez will attempt to defend his individual title from last year, but more importantly, another opportunity for the Beavers to compete one last time prior to the Pac-10 Championships April 26-28 at Arizona State.

'The Western is a prestigious event and a very difficult golf course. Our players are looking forward to the challenge of competing on the historic Alister MacKenzie design.'

The tournament field consisted of nine Pac-10 schools, with 11 other top programs from around the country.

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1. Oregon (286-277-276) 839; 2. San Diego State (287-275-280) 842; 3. Washington (281-281-281) 843; 4. Oregon State (300-275-273) 848; t5. UCLA (283-283-283) 849; t5. USC (288-276-285) 849; 7. Stanford (292-285-276) 853; t8. Pepperdine (287-289-279) 855; t8. San Jose State (287-286-282) 855; 10. Arizona State (309-272-275) 856; 11. California (298-287-281) 866; 12. UC Irvine (293-293-289) 875; 13. Washington State (297-298-282) 877; 14. San Francisco (304-283-293) 880; 15. Fresno State (307-290-286) 883; t16. Lamar (300-294-292) 886; t18. UC Davis (313-287-286) 886; 18. Long Beach State (306-289-295) 890; 19. Denver (307-293-302) 902; 20. Hawai'i (314-311-311) 936.

1. Daniel Miernicki, Oregon (70-68-64) 202; 2. Nick Taylor, Washington (68-68-69) 205; t3. John Chin, UC Irvine (66-72-68) 206; t3. Domingo Jojola, San Francisco (68-71-67) 206; t3. J.J. Spaun, San Diego State (69-68-69) 206.

t6. Diego Velasquez (71-68-68) 207; t31. Morten Madsen (76-69-70) 215; t38. Mike Barry (79-71-66) 216; t44. Paul Peterson (77-67-75) 219; t76. Alex Moore (76-80-69) 225.

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