SUNDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Ducks fail to advance in NCAA men's golf; Xiong 8 shots back as individual


• Oregon State has been granted one of this year's 16 NCAA regionals.

The Beavers, ranked first and second in the nation before their 2-1 series victory last weekend at home against No. 18 UCLA, will play host for the second year in a row and the seventh time.

OSU (44-10-1) will learn its three regional opponents during the selection show at 9 a.m. Monday.


• Oregon failed to advance at the NCAA championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma, but its top player, Norman Xiong, made it to Monday.

The Ducks finished 27th out of 30 teams. The top 15 teams will continue play Monday at Karsten Creek Golf Club.

Oregon had a 54-hole total of 35-over-par 899, which was 17 shots behind the 15th-place team.

Xiong birdied his final two holes to get to 1-under 215 with a 1-over 73 on Sunday. He slipped three spots in the round, though, and was tied for 22nd.

The low score of 9-under 207 beloned to Clemson's Bryson Nimmer.


• Ben Crane, from Beaverton and the University of Oregon, tied for eighth in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club.

Cane had rounds of 66-69-68-6 for a 9-under 271 total.

Justin Rose won at 20-under 260, closing with a 64 for a three-stroke edge on Brooks Koepka.

The Portland-born Crane's previous best result this season was a tie for 11th in the Valero Texas Open.


• Rookie Wyndham Clark from the Oregon Ducks rallied with a 5-under 67 and tied for 11th in the Nashville (Tennessee) Golf Open.

Clark had a 13-under 27 total that was behind the winner, Cameron Davis, who shot 65.

Clark moved up 10 spots on Sunday.


SEATTLE 3, Minnesota 1

• Former Oregon Duck Ryan Healy had the winning hit, a two-run double in the eighth inning, as the Mariners swept the Twins.

Seattle improved to 32-20 with its eighth win in the last nine games. Seattle moved to within one game of American League West-leading Houston, which lost in 14 innings at Cleveland.

Healy was 3 for 4, and the game-winning RBI was his fourth this season.

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