Oscar Alvarez Athlete Profile

#127 Oscar Alvarez

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



All-America

  • 2004 AGCA Honorable Mention
  • 2005 PING Second Team

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.