Brandon Eyre Wins Husky Invitational
BREMERTON, Wash. – Oregon State freshman Brandon Eyre shot a 3-under par 69 to finish 9-under and claim the title at the Husky Invitational Tuesday at the Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton.
With the title, Eyre, who hails from Salem, Ore., is the first Beaver to win an individual title since Carson Barry at the 2019 Oregon State Invitational. Eyre follows in the footsteps of Spencer Tibbits, who also won the 2019 Husky Invitational.
"It's really hard to win a college event and to do it the first time out is pretty special," head coach Jon Reehoorn said. "I had the opportunity to watch him play high school basketball while recruiting him and he made two free throws with the game on the line. The ability to show up in big moments is something special and it came up again today on the last hole when he made a four-foot slide of a putt to win."
Eyre birdied on the second, eighth and 18th holes Tuesday, finishing one shot better than Washington's RJ Manke. Eyre finished with 12 birdies overall, helping lead the Beavers to 57 overall, which led the field.
Oregon State finished third overall. The Beavers shot 14-under par (280-289-281—850), trailing only host Washington (277-276-293—846) and Nevada (281-289-276—846) which both finished at 18-under.
"This team has the ability to do some special things and I'm excited to see how they grow over the next seven-to-eight months," Reehoorn said.
Carson Barry finished at 1-under par 71 on Tuesday and ended the three rounds 2-under overall (72-71-71—214). He tallied an eagle on the par-5 14th hole and birdied on holes two, 11 and 13. Barry tied for 21st overall.
Jackson Lake, meanwhile, finished tied for 21st with a 2-under par tally (71-72-71—214). He shot 1-under Tuesday, picking up birdies at holes six and 15. He also registered an eagle Tuesday, doing so at par-4 hole 18.
Alfred Raja shot 2-under par 70 for the second time in two days after doing so in the first round Monday. He ended in a tie for 31st at 3-over (70-79-70—219).
Nolan Thoroughgood finished tied for 44th at 5-over (74-75-72—221). He finished at par on Tuesday, and birdied four holes.
Three Beavers competed individually at the Gold Mountain Cascade Course. Sean Kato finished at 2-under 70 on Tuesday and was 5-under 211 over two days.
Carson Enright finished at par Tuesday and was 2-under 214 (70-72-72) over the three rounds, while Brody Marconi finished at 10-over (75-76-75—226) over two days.
Oregon State is back in action Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 when the Beavers travel to South Bend, Ind., for the Fighting Irish Classic.
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