Tibbits Goes Low At Arizona Intercollegiate
TUCSON, Ariz. – Spencer Tibbits rolled in four birdies and shot a 3-under 68 to lead the Oregon State men's golf team in the second round of the Arizona Intercollegiate on Tuesday.
The Beavers knocked 22 strokes off their first round score, shooting a 3-over 287 after opening with a 25-over 309, and sit in a tie for 10th place with 18 holes to play.
The final round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament begins at 8 a.m. PT (9 a.m. MT) and live scoring is available at golfstat.com.
"As a whole, we did a lot of things really well today," Oregon State head coach Jon Reehoorn said. "From tee to green this team can compete with anyone. We are going to make our biggest strides by cleaning up the execution around the green and having great speed on our putts.
"As we get some more practice in and get more competitive reps, I'm confident the small errors will get cleaned up. This group works so hard and loves to compete. I'm excited for what lies ahead beginning tomorrow."
Tibbits, a senior from Vancouver, Wash., is tied for sixth place in the 96-player field with a 1-under 73-68--141. He has now fired 43 sub-par rounds in his Oregon State career and will go for his 12th top-10 finish as a collegian.
Nolan Thoroughgood had the bounce-back round of the day, firing an even-par 71 at the par-71, 7,292 yard Sewailo Golf Club that included three birdies. The strong second round moved him into a tie for 57th place with a 10-over 81-71--152.
Jackson Lake was five strokes better on the second day, shooting a 2-over 73 after opening with a 7-over 78 that has him in a tie for 51st place with a 9-over 151.
Shawn Lu is tied for 57th with a 10-over 77-75--152 and Carson Barry is tied for 79th with a 14-over 81-75--156.
Competing as an individual, Alec Berrey is tied for 73rd with a 13-over 83-72--155.
Arizona leads the 17-team field with a 9-under 559 and the Wildcats' Brad Reeves (5-under 137) has the individual lead by two strokes over teammate Trevor Werbylo (3-under 139).
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