Oregon State Men’s Golf Ties for Eighth in NCAA Championship After Spencer Tibbits, Carson Barry opens with 1 under 69
Led by 1 under 69 scores from Spencer Tibbits and Carson Barry, the Oregon State men’s golf course is tied for eighth after the first round of the NCAA Championship in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Beavers, who were in their first national tournament since 2010, landed a 6 of 286 shot at Grayhawk Golf Club from 7,289 yards by 70. OSU edged first round leader Texas Tech by 10 shots.
Tibbits and Barry are tied for 17th, three shots behind first-round leader Cole Bradley of Purdue. Tibbits, who was in his last college tournament, had three birdies and two bogeys on his card. Barry had four birdies, including three of the last nine. After a double bogey at par 4 14th, Barry rallied with birdies on two of the last four holes to finish under par.
Jackson Lake of Oregon State shot 72. He was 1 under in 17th but finished with a bogey and a double bogey. The Beavers’ other score was Kyosuke Hara’s 76. The score that didn’t count was Shawn Lu, the No.1 OSU man who doubled the last two holes to a 77.
The top eight teams after 72 holes will qualify for the game from Tuesday. The winner of the match play Wednesday afternoon is declared the NCAA champion. Thirty teams and six individuals make up the 156-player tournament.
Arizona State, the only other Pac-12 team to advance to the NCAA, is seventh at 284.
The Oregon State had an early morning tee time on Friday. On Saturdays, beavers start at 12:47 p.m., when afternoon temperatures are expected to reach 100.