The Oregon State men’s golf team took advantage of playing on its home course as they cruised to the team title at the Oregon State Invitational on Tuesday.
The Beavers shot an 18-under 279-275-280--834 at the par-71, 7,297-yard Trysting Tree Golf Club to win the 15-team event by 19 strokes over second-place San Francisco (1-over 853). Arizona and Utah tied for third place (13-over 865) and an Oregon State ‘B’ team (18-over 870) rounded out the top five.
Oregon finished tied for ninth as team at 301-299-287—887.
This marks back-to-back tournament wins for Oregon State after claiming the title last week at the Hamptons Intercollegiate in East Hampton, New York.
Sophomore Carson Barry won the individual title with an 11-under 66-69-67--202. His excellent week was capped off by a hole-in-one on the par-3, 224-yard fourth hole during the final round. It’s the second ace of his life and his first in competitive play.
Spencer Tibbits finished in a tie for third place with a 4-under 70-68-71--209, Sean Kato finished in a tie for fifth with a 3-under 72-67-71--210 and Lu finished in a tie for 13th with a 2-over 73-71-71—215.
Kevin Genzi led the Ducks as the senior tied for 19th with a 70-75-71—216. Craig Ronne turned in the best round of the tournament for the Ducks, shooting a 2-under 69 on Tuesday to finish tied for 40th (78-77-69—224).
The Ducks came in tied for ninth as a team, completing Monday’s suspended second round at 15 over before shooting 4 over in the final round.
How it Happened – Round 2: Nate Stember, Yin Ho Yue and Kymer Li each turned in the best efforts of the second round for the Ducks. Stember made three birdies but six bogeys while Yue’s round was highlighted by birdies at the par-4 third and the par-5 14th. Li made back-to-back birdies twice in his round, once at eight and nine, and again at 15 and 16 playing as an individual.
Round 3: Craig Ronne turned in the best round of the tournament for the Ducks, shooting a 2-under 69 to finish tied for 40th. The sophomore finished the day with six birdies and four bogeys, highlighted by a 3-under 33 on the back nine.
Geniza closed with an even-par 71 and finished tied for 16th. He began his day with two birdies and two bogeys in his first two holes before making a bogey at nine. The Corvallis native shot 1 under on the back nine before ending the day with two straight pars at holes one and two.
Yue shot a 1-over 72, highlighted by a 1-under 34 on the front nine, finishing tied for 59th while Tom Gueant shot a 5-over 76 to finish as the final counting score for Oregon.
Ducks on the Leaderboard:
T9. Oregon – 301-299-287 -- 887 (+35)
T16. Kevin Geniza – 70-75-71 -- 216 (+3)
T40. Craig Ronne – 78-77-69 -- 224 (+11)
T54. Tom Gueant – 75-75-75 -- 225 (+13)
T50. Kymer Li – 78-74-74 -- 226 (+13)*
T59. Yin Ho Yue – 82-74-72 -- 228 (+15)
T64. Nate Stember – 78-74-78 -- 230 (+17)