SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – In its final tune before the Pac-12 Championships, the Oregon men’s golf team was able to jump one spot and finish in fifth at the 68th Annual Western Intercollegiate.
The Ducks’ final card of 359-352-356—1,067 was good enough to beat out a handful of top-30 teams in USC (22), Arizona State (28), Texas (1) and SMU (27).
“We played well for the most part and Jonathan Woo played very well,” head coach Casey Martin said. “Glad to have him back playing like he can. We still make a lot of mental and emotionally errors. It’s important we correct that soon heading into the Pac-12 Championships.”
Stanford won the tournament crown with its 1,040 10-under card, winning by 16-strokes over Washington who came in second with a card of 347-355-354—1056. The Cardinal’s Cameron Wilson beat out teammate Patrick Rodgers to claim the individual title with a 7-under card at the tournament while Pete Fernandez from UC Irvine and Rico Hoey of USC tied for third.
Jonathan Woo shot 2-over on the day for even par, 70-68-72—210, and finished in 14th-place to lead Oregon. Woo’s score at the Pasatiempo Golf Course has been the best finish the junior has recorded this year. The only other top-20 finish this year for Woo was at the Bandon Dunes Championship where he tied for 15th.
Thomas Lim trailed Woo by just one stroke, carding a 70-71-70—211, to wrap up the tournament at 1-over. Brandon McIver fired in a 69 1-under card on the final round to tie for 23rd with a line of 72-72-69—213.
Ryann Ree had the best day in the last round of play, shooting 2-under, and finished with a final card of 75-74-68—217. The sophomore was 3-under heading into his final three holes, but a bogey on the fourth put him back at 1-under before Ree sank a birdie on the final hole.
Zach Foushee had his worse round of the tournament Sunday, shooting 7-over par. The sophomore hit a bogey on 6-of-7 shots to go along with a triple bogey on the 10th-hole.
Sulman Raza was unable to replicate his second round score on the final day of play, shooting a 77-70-78—225 over the weekend. The sophomore was on the heels of back-to-back top-10 finishes heading into the Western Intercollegiate.
The Ducks now have a little over a week to prepare for the Pac-12 Championships, which will take place on April 25-27 at the Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz.
68th Annual Western Intercollegiate
1. Stanford – 347-349-344—1040 (-10)
2. Washington – 347-355-354—1056 (+6)
3. California – 345-359-354—1058 (+8)
4. San Diego State – 357-352-356—1065 (+15)
5. Oregon – 359-352-356—1067 (+17)
T6. USC – 355-355-362—1072 (+22)
T6. Arizona State – 354-365-353—1072 (+22)
8. Texas – 351-362-360—1073 (+23)
9. UC Irvine – 361-363-357—1081 (+31)
10. UTEP – 374-358-354—1086 (+36)
11. SMU – 356-369-371—1096 (+46)
12. San Jose State – 363-370-365—1098 (+48)
13. Memphis – 361-376-362—1099 (+49)
14. Hawaii – 363-375-371—1109 (+59)