MARANA, Ariz. – Brandon McIver helped Oregon move up two spots at the Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championship with a 67 5-under card on Sunday at the Gallery Golf Club. McIver had his best day at the championships, firing in five birdies, an eagle and only two bogeys.
The Ducks, as a whole, were much better on Sunday, and finished with a 361 1-over card for eighth place.
“I was excited for Brandon to play so well,” head coach Casey Martin said. “We didn’t have a great event, but we did finish well. Now our focus becomes the NCAA.”
Stanford held on to win the 2014 Pac-12 Championship with a 355 -5 under score today and finished 2-under at the event. The victory wasthe first conference championship title for Stanford since 1994. Washington shot a blistering 346 14-under on Sunday, but was relegated to second at 13-over par. Cal, the two-time defending champions, finished in third at 27-over par.
The Cardinal’s Patrick Rodgers also claimed the medalist title, finishing the tournament with a 281 7-under score while UW’s Cheng-Tsung Pan took second at 5-under.
Jonathan Woo finished in a tie for 16th to lead UO, after carding a 75 3-over card today and wrapped up the four-day event with a 6-over card.
Zach Foushee and McIver finished in a tie for 22nd at 7-over par. Foushee was even par heading into his last three holes, but bogey’s on two of his last three holes left the sophomore with a 74 2-over card.
Thomas Lim had a much better Sunday than he did Saturday, shooting a 74 2-over card. The freshman however ended the tournament 19-over par.
Brandon Baumgarten had his best day at the Gallery Golf Club, shooting 3-over par. Baumgarten was 1-under through seven holes, but back-to-back double-bogeys on the 17th and 18th-hole set him back.
Ryann Ree had the largest difference in scores out of the six Ducks. The sophomore shot even par on Sunday compared to the 13-over card he shot on Saturday.
Oregon now turns its focus towards the NCAA and awaits the official announcement of the regional field on Monday, May 5. The Ducks will play host to the 2014 NCAA West Regional this year, which will be held at the Eugene Country Club May 15-17.