Paul Peterson

Paul Peterson

Player Profile


Salem, Ore.

High School:
Sprague HS



David Fink Selected To All-Pac-12 Men's Golf Second Team

David Fink Selected To All-Pac-12 Men's Golf Second Team

OSU 2009-10: Posted third-lowest scoring average for the Beavers at 72.63, which ties for the ninth-best single season scoring average in Oregon State history ... Played in 10 out of 14 tournaments ... Best round of the season came at the U.S. Intercollegiate when he fired a second round 3-under 67 ... Best finish of the season was a tie for 14th at the 2009 Giustina Memorial Classic (+1, 217) ... Finished tied for 19th at the Battle at the Beach (E, 213) ... Finished tied for 16th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational (+4, 217).

OSU 2008-09: Led the Beavers in scoring average with a mark of 71.85 which places him third on Oregon State's all-time individual single-season scoring average list ... Has a career scoring average of 73.31 which places him fourth on the career scoring average list ... Played in all but one of the 12 tournaments this season ... Named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team ... Finished tied for sixth at the Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship (-3, 285) which is the best finish by any Oregon State golfer since 2003 ... Best finishes were a third place finish at the Giustina Memorial Classic (-4, 212) and a tie for third at San Francisco Intercollegiate (+1, 214) ... Lowest round was a 67 in the final round of the San Francisco Intercollegiate ... Finished t26th at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (+5, 221) ... Finished seventh at the Oregon Duck Invitational (+2, 218) ... Finished tied for 15th at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic (E, 210) ... Finished tied for 13th at the U.S. Intercollegiate (-3, 207) ... Finished in the top-10 in five out of 11 tournaments.

OSU 2007-08: Played in two of four fall tournaments in his second season at OSU ... Best finish was a tie for 18th at the Giustina Memorial (E 216) where he had the second round low of 67 ... Ended the fall with a season scoring average of 75.33 ... Played in six tournaments during the spring season ... Best finish was at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic where he finished tied for second (-7 203) ... Lowest round was in the second round at both the Giustina Memorial and at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic (67).

OSU 2006-07: Saw action in four tournaments as a true freshman ... Had a stroke average of 74.08 ... Took ninth place at the Washington National Winter Championships (+5 221) ... Tied for 23rd in his debut at the Northwest Collegiate Classic (+7 223) ... Tied for 34th at the Pac-10 Championships (+6 294) ... Shot a 4-under 68 in the third round at Pac-10s.

JUNIOR/AMATEUR GOLF: Won the 2005 OGA Junior Stroke Play Championship ... Was a finalist at the 2005 OGA Junior Match Play Championship ... Took second at the 2005 Peter Jacobsen Junior Championship ... Was part of Oregon's 2005 Junior America's Cup team that tied for first ... Was a member of Oregon's 2005 Hogan Cup team as well.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Sprague High School in Salem, Ore., in 2006 ... Played four years on the varsity ... Two-time district champion ... Had 10 wins as a junior and senior ... A three-time all-state honoree.

PERSONAL: Born in Tucson, Ariz. ... Son of Karen and Mark Peterson ... Father is a vascular surgeon ... Has two brothers; Augie and Anthony ... A grandfather and uncle also attended OSU ... Chose Oregon State for "the quality of competition, my teammates, the coaches and the practice facilities."

FAVORITES: Enjoys wakeboarding and snowboarding ... Sports hero is Lance Armstrong ... Favorite golfer is Tiger Woods ... Favorite courses are "the ones in Bandon" ... Favorite club is the 7-iron ... Favorite shot is a draw ... Favorite book is Lance Armstrong's "It's Not About the Bike" ... Favorite movie is Good Will Hunting ... Favorite TV show is Lost ... Favorite musical artist is Sheryl Crow ... Favorite food is Italian ... Favorite things about golf are "the difficulty day in and day out, and that you can play it your entire life."

2006-07	13	963	74.08	-4	+5	1	9th (UW Winter Champs.)
2007-08	30	2,239	74.63	-5	-7	2	t2nd (Wyoming Cowboy)
2008-09	34	2,443	71.85	-4	-4	5	3rd (Giustina Memorial Classic)
2009-10	30	2,179	72.63	-3	E	0	t14th (Giustina Memorial Classic)
Career	107	7,824	73.12	-5	-7	8	t2nd
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