SDSU Men's Golf Takes Ninth at Oregon Duck Invitational
March 27, 2007
EUGENE, Ore. -
The San Diego State men's golf team was unable to gain any ground on Tuesday, maintaining its ninth-place standing after firing a 10-over-par 298 during the final round of the Oregon Duck Invitational in Eugene, Ore. The Aztecs carded a 29-over 893 for the tournament after posting scores of 298 and 297 on Monday. USC captured the team title at the 7,033-yard, par-72 Eugene Country Club with a combined 4-over 868, followed by Oregon State (+10), Arizona and host school Oregon (+11) and Stanford (+16).
After completing the first two rounds just five strokes off the pace, juniors Jamie Puterbaugh (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Aaron Goldberg (Encinitas, Calif.) stumbled on Tuesday as both players shot a 3-over 75 over the final 18 holes to finish in a tie for 17th place with a combined 5-over 221. Still, Puterbaugh managed his second top-20 effort of the spring, while Goldberg kept his streak of top-20 performances alive through nine straight tournaments.
SDSU's best score of the day was turned in by junior Chad Moscovic (Stockton, Calif.) and sophomore Adam Porzak (Poway, Calif.) as both golfers carded a 2-over 74 during the final round. Moscovic climbed seven spots on the individual leaderboard after tying for 31st with a 9-over 225. Porzak, meanwhile, improved by 10 places on Tuesday, finishing in a tie for 36th at 226, just one shot behind his Aztec teammate.
Just three players completed the tournament in red figures as Washington's Alex Prugh, Kevin Chappell of UCLA and USC's Jamie Lovemark each finished with a 2-under 214 to share medalist honors.
The Aztecs will have two weeks off before hitting the road to compete in the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational, April 13-15, in Tempe, Ariz. SDSU placed third out of 16 teams in last year's event.