Oscar Alvarez Athlete Profile

#127 Oscar Alvarez

Oscar Alvarez
Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Roster Years: 2001-2006 Hometown: Medellin

Personal

The son of Oscar Alvarez and Adiela Orrego...Best competitive round of 61 at La Pradera, which is also the lowest round ever in Colombia...Holds the Kalamazoo G.C. course record of 62 (nine-under-par) in Michigan.

Before BYU

* Made a hole-in-one on a par 4 in January 2003
* Finished second in the South American Amateur Tournament (a match-play event) in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in 2002
* Finished seventh in the Professional Rodeo Open shooting five-under-par in Medellin, Colombia in 2002
* Won the Copa Delta Tournament in Bogota, Colombia shooting eight-under-par in 2001
* Won the National Amateur (a match-play event) in Bogota, Colombia in 2001
* Shot 18-under-par to win the Macorena Open in Medellin, Colombia in 2001
* Named Colombia's 2000 Player of the Year
* Finished eigth in the World Amateur in Germany shooting even par
* Won the Junior National in Barranquilla, Colombia (a match-play event)
* Played in the World Team Championship in Japan finishing seventh at two-under-par
* South American Junior Champion

Stats

2005-06
Tucker Invitational 73-71-69--213 (-3) T5/104
PING Preview 74-73-68--215 (-1) T16/75
Jerry Pate Intercollegiate 78-70-66--214 (+1) T27/60
The Prestige 74-80-71--225 (+9) T40/90
Barona Collegiate Cup 68-69-72--209 (-7) T17/92
PING Arizona Intercollegiate 72-66-76--214 (+1) T18/87
John Burns Invitational 70-65-69--204 (-12) T5/106
Ashworth Invitational 72-78-74--224 (+11) T35/81
Morris Williams Intercollegiate 69-68-72--209 (-7) 1/92
U.S. Collegiate Championship 75-77-74--226 (+10) T38/69
PING Cougar Classic 69-70-72--211 (-5) T23/84
MWC Championship 72-76-78--226 (+10) T30/45
NCAA West Regional 72-77-72--221 (+5) T88/141
NCAA Championship 74-75-72-72--293 (+5) T45/156
2004-05
Husky Invitational 73-68-72--213 (-3) 2/60
Tucker Invitational 71-73-75--219 (+3) 23/95
Fresno Lexus Classic 70-70-67--207 (-9) T3/95
Barona Collegiate Cup 66-69-68--203 (-13) 1/78
The Prestige 77-78-74--229 (+13) T13/84
College All-American Classic 71-71-69--211 (-2) T14/31
Arizona Intercollegiate 74-69-72--215 (+2) T19/88
John A. Burns Intercollegiate 73-65-71--209 (-7) T15/120
Ashworth Collegiate Invitational 74-70-71--215 (+2) T12/81
Morris Williams Intercollegiate 74-74-77--225 (+9) T23/85
ASU Thunderbird Invitational 68-75-72--215 (+2) T11/79
PING Cougar Classic 65-69-71--205 (-11) T5/100
MWC Championship 76-70-73--219 (+3) T12/40
NCAA West Regional 63-71-74--208 (-2) 4/141
NCAA Championship 67-71-75-70--283 (+3) T7/156
2003-04
William H. Tucker Invitational 77-75-72--224 (+8) T46/103
Husky Invitational 69-78-77--224 (+8) T23/60
Fresno Lexus Classic 69-69-73--211 (-5) T11/96
Barona Collegiate Cup 72-69-68--209 (-7) T9/96
Prestige 73-76-72--221 (+5) T28/78
John A. Burns Invitational 70-73-72--215 (-1) T41/116
Cleveland Golf Classic 68-73-74--215 (+2) T9/90
Morris Williams Intercollegiate 68-73-73--214 (-2) T12/81
Border Olympics 73-68-69--210 (-6) T4/93
ASU Thunderbird Invitational 70-67-73--210 (-6) T16/87
PING Cougar Classic 68-73-71--212 (-4) T8/76
MWC Championship 73-71-70--214 (-3) T7/40
NCAA West Regional 69-70-74--213 (-3) T4/141
NCAA Championship 70-72-70-72--284 (+4) T17/156
2002-03
John A. Burns Invitational 76-72-69--217 T34th
Southwestern Inter. 75-72-73--220 T41st
Morris Williams Invitational 78-77-72--227 T67th
Border Olympics 71-70-76--216 T22nd
ASU Thunderbird Invitational 70-75-70--215 T48th
PING Cougar Classic 70-70-72--212 T3rd
MWC Championship 72-69-72--213 6th
NCAA West Regional 77-75-75--227 T70th
NCAA Championship 70-72-70-72--284 T17th
BYU Career Stats
Season Events Rnds. Strokes Avg. Lw Rd. Top 20
05-06 15 46 3,313 72.0 65 6
04-05 14 43 3,065 71.2 63 12
03-04 14 43 3,076 71.5 67 10
02-03 8 24 1,747 72.8 69 2
Total 50 152 10,980 71.7 63 30

2002-2003 | Freshman Year

*Shot a third round low 69 in the John A. Burns Invitational
*Tied for 22nd in the Border Olympics with 71-70-76-217
*Tied for 3rd earning his first top-five finish in the Cougar Classic with 70-70-72-212
*Shot three-under-par to finish sixth in the MWC Championship with 72-69-72-213
*Ranked No. 176 by Golfweek Collegiate Rankings for the 2002-03 season
*Played in all five Spring season tournaments

2003-2004 | Sophomore Year

*Finished runner-up to Ryan Moore in stroke-qualifying play at the U.S. Amateur
*Tied for 11th place after shooting five-under-par at the Fresno Lexus Classic with 69-69-73--211
*Tied for ninth place at the Barona Collegiate Cup with 72-69-68--209 (-7) and shot a career round low 68
*Tied for 9th place for the second time this season with 68-73-74--215 (+2) at Cleveland Classic, tying his single round low of 68
*Took a 12th-place tie at the Morris Williams, tying his single round low of 68 and shooting 68-73-73--214 (-2) overall
*Again tied his single round low of 68 at the Border Olympics, shooting 73-68-69--210 (-6) for a fourth-place finish, his best of the season
*Only Cougar in the top 20 as he took 16th at ASU Thunderbird with a six-under 70-67-73--210, tallying a new single-round low of 67
*Finished season ranked No. 64 in the nation by Golfweek Collegiate Rankings
*His 71.67 stroke average landed him at No. 6 on the MWC leader board and tops among BYU Cougars
*Fourth place finish at NCAA West Regional at Crosswater Course in Sun River, Ore.
*No. 17 finish at NCAA Championship helped Cougars to finish in ninth place
*Ten Top-20 finishes throughout the season
*Finished the year with eight consecutive top-20 finishes
*Named to All-Mountain West Conference First Team
*Named Honorable Mention All-American
*Qualified for U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in South Hampton, N.Y. by winning Sectional Qualifier

2004-2005 | Junior Year

*Finished No. 12 in the final Golfstat Cup Standings and No. 22 by Golfweek Magazine
*Selected to the PING All-America Second Team
*Named to All-MWC team for second consecutive season
*Competed in all 14 team tournaments
*Tied for seventh at NCAA Championship, firing a first-round 67 (+3), leading his team to a fourth-place finish
*Finished fourth at the NCAA West Regional after scoring a first-round 63 (-7) and leading through two rounds
*Tied for 12th (+3) at the MWC Championship
*Averaged team-low 71.2 strokes per round
*Placed in Top 20 in 12 of 14 tournaments, including one first-place and five top-five finishes
*Won first collegiate tournament at the Barona Collegiate Cup with 66-69-68--203 (-13)
*Finished second at the Husky Invitational with a 3-under 213, one stroke from win
*Tied teammate Jake Ellison for third place (-9) at Fresno Lexus Classic
*Recorded a season-low round of 7-under 65 at the John Burns Intercollegiate and finished tied for 15th (-7)
*Recorded his second 65 of the season at the PING Cougar Classic and tied for fifth (-11)
*Tied for 11th (+2) at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, shooting a first-round 68
*Tied for 12th (+2) at the Ashworth Collegiate Invitational
*Tied for 13th (+13) at The Prestige
*Tied for 19th (+2) at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate

2005-2006 | Senior Year

*Finished tied for 14th a the College All-American Golf Classic competing against the nation's top collegiate golfers in November 2005 (71-71-69--211)
*Carded a season-low 65 in the second round of the John Burns Invitational en route to a fifth-place finish (12-under-par 204).
*Won the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, TX shooting seven-under-par en route to a three stroke victory.