Oregon places fourth at Southwestern Jones Invitational
Led by Zach Foushee and Edwin Yi, Oregon men’s golf finished in fourth place (+5) at the Southwestern Invitational in Thousand Oaks, California on Tuesday.
Foushee was the most consistent golfer for the Ducks in the two-day, three-round tournament. The senior shot one-over in each of the first two rounds on Monday and finished Tuesday’s third and final round one-under.
Yi, playing in Oregon’s lineup for the third time as a freshman, fired a career-low three-under 69 in the second round, and reached as high as sixth place in the individual leaderboard. Yi regressed on Tuesday, however, ending the tournament with a five-over third round scorecard.
Aaron Wise, currently ranked No. 7 by Golfweek, shook off a second round five-over scorecard to finish strong on Tuesday. Wise shot four-under in the third round, including eagles on the par-5 12th and 15th holes.
Brandon McIver (+6) and Sulman Raza (+11) also competed in Oregon’s lineup, while redshirt sophomore transfer Andrew Bonner (+13) played as an individual.
Oregon distanced itself from much of the field, finishing 11 strokes ahead of fifth-place Sam Houston State. But they never had a realistic chance of winning it all. USC (-26) dominated the tournament from the onset, going on to finish 20 strokes ahead of second-place Pepperdine (-6) and 25 ahead of third-place San Diego State (-1). USC’s Andrew Levitt (-8) and Jonah Texeira (-7) placed first and second respectively.
The Ducks have a relatively quick turnaround, as they travel to Las Vegas next week for the SH College Masters on March 7-9.
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