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Menís Golf Finishes Sixth At Redhawk Invite
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 04/08/2014
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UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – The Oregon State men’s golf team concluded its penultimate before the Pac-12 Championship with a sixth-place finish at the Redhawk Invitational on Tuesday.

The Beavers shot a 13-over 281-282-294--857 at the par-70, 7,047-yard Chambers Bay to finish sixth in the 18-team field. Pac-12 schools took the top three spots as UCLA finished first (9-under 835), Washington was second (6-under 838) and Arizona State took third (3-over 847) at the two day, 54-hole tournament.

The course played to a par 70 on Monday and was moved back 301 yards and changed to a par 71 for Tuesday’s final round.

“We got off to a very poor start today and it cost us one or two positions in the finish,” Oregon State head coach Jon Reehoorn said. “It was good to see them hang in there and not let the round get out of hand. We were 10 over after five or six holes and finished there, which as a coach is good to know we have guys who are going to fight until the end.”

Junior Alex Franklin had two birdies and two bogeys on Tuesday to shoot a team-best 70, which moved him up five spots into a tie for 16th place with a 2-over 70-72-71--212. It’s the seventh top-20 finish, out of 10 events, in his first season with the Beavers.

Freshman Kevin Murphy shot two rounds in the 60’s on Monday but had five bogeys and two birdies in the final round to lead Oregon State with a tie for 12th place with an even-par 68-69-74--211. Murphy has now recorded top-20 finishes in four consecutive events.

6 Oregon State 281 282 294 857
T12 Kevin Murphy (1) 68 69 74 211
T16 Alex Franklin (4) 70 72 71 213
T22 Brian Jung (2) 71 69 75 215
T43 Scott Kim (5) 75 72 74 221
T52 David Fink (3) 72 76 75 223

Sophomore Brian Jung also had a successful tournament, posting a 4-over 71-69-75--215 to finish in a tie for 22nd place. Junior Scott Kim shot a 10-over 75-72-74--221 to finish in a tie for 42nd place and senior David Fink finished in a tie for 51st with a 12-over 72-76-75--223.

Grant Forrest of San Diego claimed medalist honors with an 11-under 63-65-72--200 to hold off Arizona State’s Jon Rahm, who shot an 8-under 68-67-68--203, and Preston Valder of UCLA, who carded a 5-under 68-70-68--206.

The Beavers will compete in their final tournament before the Pac-12 Championship this Saturday and Sunday at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate in Columbus, Ohio.

“We’ve got a great opportunity ahead of us this coming weekend in Ohio,” Reehoorn said. “The guys are playing really well. The Scarlet Course is very difficult, which I think suits our game very well.”

Course:Chambers Bay: Day Two Course Setup     Par 71 - 7348 Yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1 2 3
1
15 UCLA
-9 F   -5 273 283 279 835
2
17 Washington
-6 F   -4 280 278 280 838
3
29 Arizona State
+3 F   +2 282 279 286 847
4
  San Diego
+8 F   +12 280 276 296 852
5
  Pepperdine
+12 F   +1 283 288 285 856
6
  Oregon State
+13 F   +10 281 282 294 857
7
  Denver
+16 F   +8 285 283 292 860
8
  Nevada
+21 F   +12 287 282 296 865
9
  Arizona
+32 F   +16 285 291 300 876
10
  CSU Northridge
+33 F   +16 282 295 300 877
11
  North Carolina State
+34 F   +15 288 291 299 878
12
  St. John's
+37 F   +15 289 293 299 881
13
  Seattle
+41 F   +15 288 298 299 885
14
  Boise State
+47 F   +24 287 296 308 891
15
  Long Beach State
+48 F   +22 294 292 306 892
16
  Seton Hall Univ.
+55 F   +14 294 307 298 899
17
  Northern Colorado
+56 F   +12 300 304 296 900
18
  Northern Illinois
+82 F   +22 308 312 306 926
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