Spencer Tibbits Posts 12th Career Top-10 Finish
TUCSON, Ariz. – Spencer Tibbits opened his senior campaign with a top-10 finish at the Arizona Intercollegiate on Wednesday.
The Oregon State men's golf team finished their first tournament of 2021 in a tie for 10th place with a 37-over 309-287-293--889 at the par-71, 7,292 yard Sewailo Golf Club.
"In difficult conditions our short games need to be sharp in order to score, and we did not execute the shots we needed to in order to build or keep any momentum," Oregon State head coach Jon Reehoorn said. "We have a quick turnaround to get ready for our next event, but the more reps we get the better we will continue to get. It's been a long time since we've competed and with more reps I'm sure our confidence and comfort level will return."
Tibbits finished in a tie for 10th place with a 3-over 73-68-75--216. He now has 12 top-10 finishes in his Oregon State career, the fourth most in program history. Birk Nelson (1992-96) holds the record with 15. Charles Kingsbaker (1994-97) and Diego Velasquez (2007-10) are tied for second with 13 apiece.
Jackson Lake had the Beavers' best score in the final round, an even-par 71, that helped him finish in a tie for 34th place with a 9-over 78-73-71--222.
Nolan Thoroughgood bounced back from a tough opening round to finish in a tie for 53rd place with a 12-over 81-71-73--225.
Shawn Lu shot a 13-over 77-75-74--226 to finish in a tie for 59th place and Carson Barry carded a 19-over 81-75-76--232 to finish in a tie for 82nd place.
Alec Berrey, who competed as an individual, improved his score each round to finish in a tie for 59th place with a 13-over 83-72-71--226.
Arizona was the only team in the field of 17 to finish in red figures, shooting a 2-under 850 to win the title. The Wildcats' Brad Reeves claimed medalist honors with a 4-under 209.
The Beavers return to action next Tuesday through Thursday at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawai'i.
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