Oregon's season ends with poor third round
BRADENTON, Fla. — A prolific 2014-15 season came to an end Monday for the Oregon men's golf team.
The Ducks finished in a tie for 23rd with a three-round 38-over 902 at the NCAA Championships, played at Concession Golf Club.
Heading into the third round of stroke play, the Ducks were 18 over and sat in tie for 14th. However, a 20-over 308 in the third round left Oregon out of the 15-team cut.
Oregon couldn’t find its groove Sunday and shot its worst round of the season at Concession. As a team, Oregon only managed to make 11 birdies compared to 24 bogeys.
The third round began Sunday before play was suspended due to lightning. The round wrapped up Monday morning.
Aaron Wise also had the worst stretch of golf in his collegiate career on Sunday. The freshman started the day off with a bogey on No. 10 and then carded four-straight bogeys on holes No. 13-16. He’d follow that up with a birdie on No. 17 and double-bogey on No. 18.
However, the freshman standout regrouped Monday and was able to conclude his first NCAA championships at 5-over 221 (T-42) to lead the Ducks. Wise birdied two of his last three holes Monday.
Zach Foushee didn’t start the third round of play the way he wanted to, opening the day with a bogey and double-bogey.
Despite having a rough start to the final round, Foushee carded UO’s second-best finish with a 9-over 225.
Thomas Lim was 1-under after the turn and shaved another stroke off his scorecard after getting to the green on the par-4, 428-yard first hole in two. However, a pair of double-bogeys and bogeys saw his score balloon to 4-over.
Lim would wrap up his final round on a good note, shooting par on his last three holes. The sophomore finished with a 13-over 229 card, good for the third-best finish on the team.
Brandon McIver was 3-over before the suspension of play. McIver was able to birdie his last hole of the tournament for a final card of 232.
The Ducks finish the 2014-15 season with five team victories, including an NCAA record-breaking 30-under 254 round at the Ka'anapali Classic and final team stroke average of 73.00.
Oregon players will now prepare for summer tournaments and the 2015-16 season where the Ducks will host the 2016 NCAA championships at Eugene Country Club.