CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State men’s golf team gets its final tune-up before the Pac-12 Championship when it competes at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday and Sunday. The Beavers are the only Pac-12 team in the field.
FIELD (15): Oregon State, Ball State, Cleveland State, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Liberty, Miami (Ohio), Missouri, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, UAB, UNC Charlotte and UNLV.
COURSE: The tournament will be held at the par-71, 7,455-yard Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club.
FORMAT: Two-day, 54-hole tournament with 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday. The top-four individuals from each five-member team with the lowest scores for each 18-hole round constitute the scoring members for that given round.
TEE TIMES: There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. PT) on Saturday and tee times off the first and 10th holes beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. PT) on Sunday.
LAST TIME OUT: Oregon State concluded its penultimate before the Pac-12 Championship with a sixth-place finish at the Redhawk Invitational this past Monday and Tuesday.
The Beavers shot a 13-over 281-282-294--857 at the par-71, 7,348-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.
Alex Franklin had two birdies and two bogeys in the final round 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. Kevin Murphy shot two rounds in the 60’s on the opening day 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.
Brian Jung also had a successful tournament, posting a 4-over 71-69-75--215 to finish in a tie for 22nd place. Scott Kim shot a 10-over 75-72-74--221 to finish in a tie for 42nd place and David Fink finished in a tie for 51st with a 12-over 72-76-75--223.