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Three Oregon State men's golfers finished in the top five to lead the Beavers to a dominating win at the 16-team Bandon Dunes Championship on Tuesday.
The Beavers finished the three-day, 54-hole tournament with an 11-under 281-277-283--841 at the par-71, 6,577-yard Pacific Dunes Course to win by eight strokes over second-place Washington.
It's the third team title of the season after claiming the Hamptons Intercollegiate in East Hampton, N.Y. and the Oregon State Invitational in Corvallis this past fall.
"I'm really excited for our guys," Reehoorn said. "It's so awesome to have all five guys in the mix and playing well. A huge emphasis the past week or so has to be to stay in the moment, take care of the shot right in front of them, and they were impressive."
Kyosuke Hara (72-70-68) and Spencer Tibbits (71-69-70) both finished in a tie for third place with a 3-under 210.
Hara's previous best finish was a tie for sixth place as a freshman at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational. The senior now has three top 10 finishes and 23 career sub-par rounds.
"The round by Kyosuke today was so impressive considering how hard the wind was blowing the last half of the round," Reehoorn said. "As a senior, it's awesome to see him playing his best as it gets closer to the end of his career as a Beaver. I'm really excited to see how he can build off of this and finish it off."
Tibbits notched his fourth top-five finish this season and the 11th top 10 finish in his three-year Oregon State career. The All-Pac-12 golfer had 12 birdies through the three rounds and Bandon Dunes and has 42 sub-par rounds in his career.
Carson Barry finished in a tie for fifth place with a 2-under 68-70-73--211. He has had a sensational sophomore campaign with three top-five finishes, including medalist honors at the Oregon State Invitational this past fall.
UCLA junior Devon Bling won for the second time in his collegiate career, claiming medalist honors at 5-under 208, one shot ahead of Oregon's Kevin Geniza.
Bling, who won for the first time in 2018 at the Jackrabbit Invitational, was steady the whole way on Tuesday until a bit of a hiccup at the end. Starting on the fourth hole, he made three birdies on No. 5, 11 and 12 and 14 pars in his first 17 holes before finishing with a triple bogey. However, Bling was still one clear of the field to record the victory.
ABOUT THE Bandon Dunes Championship
54 hole team and individual men's college
hosted by the University of Idaho. Team (best four
of five players each day) and individual
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