Barry Goes On Birdie Run During Final Round In Hawai’i
WAIMEA, Hawai'i – Carson Barry reeled off seven birdies during a nine-hole stretch in the final round of the 30th Amer Ari Intercollegiate and finished with a career-best 6-under 66.
The Oregon State men's golf team concluded its second tournament of 2021 in a tie for third place with a 10-under 289-286-279--854 at the par-72, 6,875-yard Hapuna Golf Course. The 9-under 279 in the final round is the Beavers' best score of the season and moved them from sixth after the opening day to a tie for third with Georgia Tech.
Arizona State won the eight-team event with a 37-under 827 and USC finished second with a 25-under 839. The Sun Devils' David Puig claimed medalist honors with a 13-under 203.
Barry moved up the leaderboard each day and finished in a tie for seventh place with a 6-under 73-71-66--210. It's the fifth top-10 finish of his career after recording four during a sensational sophomore campaign a year ago. His previous best round was a 5-under 66 at the Oregon State Invitational in the fall of 2019 at the par-71 Trysting Tree Golf Club.
Spencer Tibbits wrapped up the event with a 4-under 72-68-72--212 to finish in 13th place and narrowly missed his 13th career top-10 finish. Jackson Lake was solid throughout the tournament, carding an even-par 70-74-72--216 to finish in 16th place. The two golfers led the field with 39 pars apiece.
Sean Kato carded his best score of the tourney in the final round, a bogey-free 3-under 69, that moved him into a tie for 18th place with a 3-over 77-73-69--219. He improved his score four strokes each day in his first event of the 2021 season.
Kyosuke Hara, a native of Honolulu, returned to Hawai'i for the final time as a Beaver and finished in a tie for 26th place with a 6-over 74-76-72--222. He led Oregon State with 15 birdies over the three rounds.
Nolan Thoroughgood, who competed as an individual, finished in a tie for 23rd place with a 4-over 71-75-74--220.
The Beavers have a short break before returning to action Monday, Feb. 15 through Wednesday, Feb. 17 at The Prestige in Palm Desert, Calif.
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