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FAIRFAX, Calif. — Shawn Lu and Spencer Tibbits each fired a 5-under 66 in the final round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational on Tuesday to lead the Oregon State men’s golf team to a seventh-place finish.

The Beavers carded a 12-under 272 in the final round to move up two spots in the 16-team field with a 15-under 280-285-272—837. The 12 under equals the fifth-lowest single-round score in program history.

“I’m really proud of our guys today,” OSU coach Jon Reehoorn said. “After a disappointing round two, they responded by having the best round of the day. It’s a round like today that will go a long way to helping us reach our goal of making postseason in a few months.”

A freshman from Vancouver, Washington, Tibbits posted a top-10 finish for the second straight tournament with a sixth-place showing. He finished the two-day, 54-hole tournament with an 11-under 202 (68-68-66), equaling the fifth-lowest three-round score in school history.

He began his collegiate career with a tie for ninth place at the Mark Simpson Invitational and has been under par in five of his first six rounds this season.

Lu, a sophomore from Honolulu, had the best round of his career on Tuesday that helped him jump 25 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 21st place with a 3-under 210 (75-69-66).

His previous best single-round and three-round scores were a 1-under 71 (four times) and a 2-over 218 at The Jackrabbit last fall.

Junior Trevor Yu finished in a tie for 29th with a 1-under 212 (68-74-70). Senior Jonas Liebich posted a 3-over 216 (72-74-70). Sophomore Kyosuke Hara shot an 8-over 221 (72-76-73) at the par-71, 6,734-yard Meadow Club.

California won the team title with a 41-under 811, and the Golden Bears’ K.K. Limbhasut claimed medalist honors with a 15-under 198.

The Beavers return to action Oct. 27-28 at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational in Stockton, California.


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