Beavers Finish Strong, Fuenmayor Goes Low At Redhawk
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – The Oregon State men's golf team posted the best score of the 15-team field and freshman Mateo Fuenmayor fired a career-best 68 in the final round of the Seattle U. Redhawk Invitational on Tuesday.
The Beavers concluded the two-day, 54-hole tournament with an 8-over 294-284-286--864 at Chambers Bay Golf Course to finish in seventh place. Only two teams played the final round in red figures -- Oregon State's 2-under 286 and Saint Mary's with a 1-under 287.
Chambers Bay played as a par-71, 6,976-yard layout for Monday's 36-holes and a par-72, 7,196 yards for the final round.
Fuenmayor had an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole and five birdies to shoot a 4-under 68 and finish in a career-best tie for 14th place with a 1-over 76-71--68--215. His previous best score was a 2-under 69 in the opening round of the Bandon Dunes Championship. His previous best finish was a tie for 18th place at last week's Duck Invitational.
Carson Barry also had a great tournament, tying Fuenmayor with a tie for 14th place finish after carding a 1-over 73-69-73--215. He was second in the 88-player field with a scoring average of 2.83 on the par-3's.
Spencer Tibbits was consistent as usual, posting a 3-over 72-73-72--217 to finish in a tie for 24th place. He led the field with 38 pars over the three rounds.
After a tough opening round, Jackson Lake carded a pair of 73's to finish in a tie for 44th place with a 9-over 77-73-73--223. Kyosuke Hara finished in a tie for 53rd with a 12-over 73-71-82--226.
Nolan Thoroughgood competed as an individual and recorded his second career top-10 finish, a tie for eighth place, with a steady 1-under 71-72-70--213. His best finish as a Beavers is third place as a freshman at the Duck Invitational in the spring of 2019.
San Francisco (14-under 842) won the team title by seven strokes over second-place Washington (7-under 849). Soren Lind of San Francisco won the individual crown with a 5-under 209, a stroke better than three golfers who finished with a 4-under 210.
The Beavers will next compete in their final tournament of the regular season, the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17.
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