Barry Fires 3-Under 67 At NCAA National Championship
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Carson Barry carded a 3-under 67 to pace the Oregon State men's golf team in the second round of the NCAA National Championship on Saturday.
The Beavers are in 18th place with a 22-over 286-296--582 at the par-70, 7,289-yard Grayhawk Golf Club and will be part of the afternoon wave in Sunday's important round.
The top 15 teams and nine individuals not on an advancing team after Sunday 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 11:20 a.m. on Sunday and be paired with SMU and Georgia. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.
"The course played really tough in the afternoon with the wind, and we just were not able to grind it out like we needed," Oregon State head coach Jon Reehoorn said. "We are right there for the top. 15. We will be first off in the afternoon wave. We need to just play our own game and take care of each shot one at a time. We've got something special in us."
Barry had six birdies, one bogey and a double to shoot a 67 and move into fourth place with a 4-under 69-67--136. His best career score as a Beaver is a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Amer Ari Intercollegiate this past February. He has six career top-10 finishes, including an individual title at the Oregon State Invitational in the fall of 2019.
A native of Eagle, Idaho, Barry is only four strokes behind clubhouse leader Bo Jin of Oklahoma State (8-under 132), and one back of Ryggs Johnston of Arizona State and Turk Pettit of Clemson who are tied for second (5-under 135).
"Carson's round this afternoon was so impressive," Reehoorn said. "He made sure to keep the ball in good spots and executed at a really high level."
Spencer Tibbits, who was selected to the All-Pac-12 Second Team this season, is tied for 19st place in the 152-player field with a 1-over 69-72--141.
Shawn Lu (11-over 77-74--151), Jackson Lake (15-over 72-83--155) and Kyosuke Hara (19-over 76-83--159) round out the Beavers' five at the NCAA National Championship.
Oregon State will be chasing Oklahoma State (6-under 554), Oklahoma (1-under 559), Arizona State (2-over 562), Pepperdine (5-over 565), Illinois and North Carolina (6-over 566), Sam Houston (10-over 570), Clemson and Wake Forest (11-over 571), Vanderbilt (13-over 573), Florida State (15-over 575), Georgia Tech and Louisville (17-over 577), Texas Tech and Arkansas (20-over 580), and SMU and Georgia (21-over 581) on Sunday.
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