Barry, Lu Lead Beavers To Fifth-Place Finish In Phoenix
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Carson Barry and Shawn Lu both recorded top-10 finishes to lead the Oregon State men's golf team to a great showing at the competitive Thunderbird Collegiate on Saturday.
The Beavers finished in fifth place in a 17-team field that included eight teams ranked in the top 32 in the nation by Golfstat.com. They concluded the two-day, 54-hole event with a 23-under 271-277-281--829 at the par-71, 7,319-yard Papago Golf Club and finished ahead of five of the ranked teams.
TCU won the team title with a 34-under 8181, while No. 12 Arizona State (30-under 822) finished second, No. 3 Oklahoma State (29-under 823) was third and No. 26 Texas Tech (28-under 824) placed fourth.
Barry finished in a season-best tie for sixth place with a 10-under 69-68-66--203. His previous best finish this season was a tie for seventh at the Amer Ari Invitational. He won the individual title at the Oregon State Invitational as a sophomore when he fired a career-best three-round score of 11-under 202.
Lu finished in a tie for ninth place with a 9-under 65-68-71--204 for his seventh career top-10 finish. He claimed medalist honors at the Hamptons Intercollegiate last fall and finished in a tie for sixth place at his last collegiate event, the Duck Invitational in Eugene.
Jackson Lake shot a 1-under 67-71-74--212 to finish in a tie for 38th place, Spencer Tibbits was a stroke back and finished in a tie for 42nd with an even-par 72-70-71--213 and Nolan Thoroughgood concluded the tourney with an 8-over 70-78-73--221 for a tie for 80th.
Albert Boneta of New Mexico, Ludvig Aberg of Texas Tech and Blake Tomlinson of Utah all shared the individual crown with a 12-under 201.
The Pac-12 Championship is up next and scheduled for Monday, April 26 through Wednesday, April 28 in Santa Rosa, Calif.
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