Barry, Tibbits Lead Beavers In Opening Round Of Nationals
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Carson Barry and Spencer Tibbits both fired a 1-under 69 to lead the Oregon State men's golf team in the opening round of the NCAA National Championship on Friday.
The Beavers shot a 6-over 286 at the par-70, 7,289-yard Grayhawk Golf Club and are tied for eighth place in the 30-team field.
The top 15 teams and nine individuals not on an advancing team after Sunday's round will advance to an additional 18 holes of stroke play on Monday. The top eight teams will then advance to a match-play format with the quarterfinals and semifinals on Tuesday, followed by the finals on Wednesday.
Oregon State will start at 12:47 p.m. on Saturday and live scoring is available at golfstat.com.
"A really solid start by our group," Oregon State head coach Jon Reehoorn said. "A bit of a disappointing ending but hopefully that helps fuel the fire for a bounce back tomorrow and not be too focused on how we stand after 18 holes."
Barry carded an even-par 35 going out and was 1 over after a double-bogey on 14 before finishing the round with two birdies and two pars for his 1-under 69. He finished the first round with a team-best four birdies.
Tibbits was steady throughout the day with three birdies, two of them coming on par-3's, and two bogeys that helped him post the 53rd sub-par round of his outstanding Oregon State career.
Jackson Lake also played well, finishing the opening round with a 2-over 72 that included two birdies.
"Carson, Spencer and Jackson all played some very good golf for the entire round," Reehoorn said. "Carson and Spencer did a great job of not letting anything rattle them. Both of them caught a couple of bad breaks and made some unfortunate bogeys, but they bounced right back on the next holes with great shots."
Kyosuke Hara posted a 6-over 76 and Shawn Lu carded a 7-over 77.
Only three of the 30 teams concluded the opening round in red figures -- Texas Tech (4-under 276), Sam Houston (2-under 278) and Pepperdine (1-under 279).
Cole Bradley of Purdue, who is competing as an individual, leads after carding a 4-under 66.
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