SAN FRANCISCO — Shawn Lu recorded a top-10 finish for the second consecutive tournament, this time at The Goodwin on Saturday.
Lu, a sophomore from Honolulu, finished in a tie for 10th place with a 4-under 73-65-71—209 at the par-71, 7,143-yard TPC Harding Park. The 4-under 209 is his best score in a 54-hole tournament bettering the 3-under 210 he shot at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational this past fall.
It’s the third time Lu has posted a top-10 finish during his collegiate career. He finished in a career-best tie for fifth place at the Duck Invitational earlier this week and a tie for 10th place at the El Macero Classic last spring.
The Beavers concluded the three-day, 54-hole tournament in a tie for 16th place with a 20-over 290-283-299—872. The competitive 26-team field featured 11 teams ranked among the top 50 in the golfstat.com rankings.
No. 9 Oklahoma won the team title with a 24-under 828 and Oregon’s Norman Xiong claimed medalist honors with a 15-under 198.
Sophomore Kyosuke Hara finished in a tie for 65th place with a 6-over 73-68-78—219, junior Trevor Yu was two strokes back with an 8-over 73-74-74—221 for a tie for 78th place, freshman Spencer Tibbits posted a tie for 92nd place with a 10-over 71-76-76—223 and freshman Keaton Gudz finished in a tie for 128th with a 21-over 75-80-79—234.
The Beavers have two weeks off before competing on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
LOWELL — Oregon State won three out of four races against Gonzaga Saturday morning at Dexter Reservoir.
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The Beavers’ Varsity 8, which now has wins in both of its races this spring, covered the 2,000-meter course in a time of 6-minutes, 30.1-seconds. The crew consisting of Olivia Ashby, Alina Hagstrom, Mimi Ballinger, Eliza Adams, Paige Philips, Katie Descheemaeker, Abigail Watts, Scout Sutton and directed by Heather Thompson, secured the squad’s widest margin of victory over Gonzaga (6:37.0) of nearly seven seconds.
OSU’s Second Varsity 8 held on for a four-second win to register its first win of the season. The 2V8 took an early lead over the Bulldogs and held the advantage through the length of the course to record the win, 6:45.3-6:49.4.
In the Varsity 4+ race, Oregon State registered a second place finish sandwiched by a pair of Gonzaga crews. The Beavers’ finished with a time of 7:34.7, nearly 10 seconds behind the first place crew and 20 seconds ahead of the third place boat.
Track and field
STANFORD, Calif. — For the second straight day a member of the Oregon State track and field team set a school record at the Stanford Invitational. Lindsay McShane did it in the hammer throw with 180-feet, nine-inches.
McShane broke the record set just last week by Jessica Molina at the Willamette Invitational; 174-feet 5.5-inches. Sydney Guthrie-Baker upped her fourth-best throw to 171-feet 7-inches.
Nicole Goecke became just the fourth in OSU history to eclipse the 2:10 mark in the 800 meters. On Saturday, Goecke ran a time of 2:09.16, the second-best time in the Oregon State record books.
Kala Kopecek used a time of 2:11.22 to take first place in her flight, and record the fasted 800-time of any Beavers competing. Her time moved her into the top-10 in Oregon State history into fifth place. Kristiane Width also placed first in her heat with a time of 2:15.67.