Duck men qualify for NCAA golf tournament
At Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Oregon Ducks qualified for the NCAA championships by finishing third at the regional.
The Ducks shot 3-over-par as a team on Wednesday in the third and final round. Oregon started the day tied for fourth and one stroke up on sixth place.
The top five teams advanced to the May 25-31 NCAA Division-I tourney at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
Oregon's Wyndham Clark shot 1-under 71 on Wednesday to finish second at 3-under 213. He was one stroke behind medalist Sam Burns of host LSU. Burns led the Tigers to first.
No. 5 golfer Kevin Geniza was key for Oregon on Wednesday, shooting a 70, after 80 on the first two days. He tied for 50th.
Oregon's Norman Xiong shot 72 to finish at 219 and with a share of seventh.
Edwin Yi, who led Oregon on Monday, had a rough last day. Yi shot an 84 to drop into a tie for 46th.
Ryan Gronlund of the Ducks shot 78 and tied for 55th.
LSU won by six strokes over Duke. Oregon was 13 strokes back of the winners, and Virginia was two strokes behind Oregon and in fourth place.
Jacksonville earned the final team berth, beating Northwestern in a playoff.
Oregon won the NCAA championship last year.
Loyola Marymount 4, Oregon 0
At PK Park
Loyola Marymount scored three times in the first inning and three Lions' pitchers combined to shut out the Ducks in a Wednesday nonconference game.
Oregon fell to 26-22. LMU improved to 34-16.
The Ducks used the game to get work for eight pitchers. Starter James Acuna (1-1) took the loss, allowing four of the Lions seven hits.
At the plate, Kyle Kessler, Spencer Steer and Morgan McCullough each had two of the Ducks seven hits. Tim Susnara hit his first double of the season.
Oregon, which has lost seven consecutive games, heads to Los Angeles for a three-game series at USC starting on Friday.