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WEDNESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Ducks, Beavers fail to get past regional; Pilots get women's basketball commitment from former Sunset High standout


The season ended for the teams from Oregon and Oregon State, but Ducks senior Edwin Yi qualified for the NCAA championships after a 6-under-par 66 in the final round of the Myrtle Beach regional in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

Five teams advanced to the NCAA championships, with Illinois winning the three-day regional at 25-under 839.

Ohio State (844) and Wake Forest (849) were second and third, followed by California (850) and UNLV (856) next.

The Beavers (882) finished 11th, and the Ducks (863) were seventh.

Yi, who placed second, shot 33-33 in the final round, going bogey-free on the front nine and nabbing four birdies over the final six holes to get to 14-under 202 for 54 holes.

The winner, Michael Feagles of Illinois, edged Yi by one stroke. Feagles closed with a 65. Jamie Li of Florida State shot 65 and took third at 205.

Three Ducks tied for 43rd: Ryan Gronlund, Yin Ho Yue and Craig Ronne shot 74, 75 and 73, respectively, on Wednesday to finish at 5-over 221.

Oregon State had four golfers in the top 55. Sophomore Spencer Tibbits tied for 31st at 218 after a 71 in the final round. Junior Kyosuke Hara (220), junior Shawn Lu (221) and freshman Sean Kato (223) tied for 35th, 43rd and 55th, respectively, with Hara and Kato shooting 74 in the final round and Lu 73.

The NCAA championships are May 24-29 at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Pepperdine guard and Portland native Rose Pflug has committed to the Portland Pilots.

The 5-11 guard averaged 6.5 points per game, shooting 41 percent from 3-point range last season for the Waves.

A Sunset High alum, she made 64 appearances and nine starts over two seasons at Pepperdine, scoring in double digits 10 times, with a career high of 17 points.

College track and field

Lewis & Clark at George Fox final qualifier, 10 a.m.

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