Beavers Climb Leaderboard At The Prestige
LA QUINTA, Calif. – The Oregon State men's golf team jumped nine spots up the leaderboard after a solid second round at The Prestige on Tuesday.
The Beavers shot a 2-over 286 in the middle round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament after opening with a 7-over 291 and moved into a tie for seventh place in the 24-team field with a 9-over 577.
A 1-under 70 and three 1-over 72's at the par-71, 7,100-yard Greg Norman Course at PGA West made up the Beavers' 286, the fifth-best score of the second round.
The final round begins at 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday and live scoring is available at golfstat.com.
"It was awesome to see our guys keep going like they did on the back nine this afternoon," Oregon State head coach Jon Reehoorn said. "We played solidly the entire day; the difference was we made some putts on the back nine.
"Over the last few holes the wind began blowing and it didn't seem to faze them. On some very tough shots that could be easy, to have some doubt because of the wind, each guy made great committed swings to their target. That's something I hope they can build off and continue to take moving forward as confidence."
Kyosuke Hara led Oregon State on Tuesday, shooting a 1-under 70 with four birdies and three bogeys, to jump into a tie for 34th place with a 2-over 74-70--144. He has now carded 24 sub-par rounds in his Beaver career.
Carson Barry and Spencer Tibbits are each tied for 41st place with a 3-over 145 as both golfers have posted scores of 73-72. Tibbits has six birdies through 36 holes and Barry has dropped in five.
Jackson Lake is tied for 68th place with a 6-over 71-77--148 and Mateo Fuenmayor is tied for 77th with a 7-over 77-72--149.
Pepperdine holds the team lead with an 8-under 560, and Arizona State and Arizona are tied for second with a 5-under 563.
Ludvig Aberg of Texas Tech (6-under 136) has a two-stroke lead for the individual title over David Puig of Arizona State (4-under 138).
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