In early May, Oregon State sophomore Spencer Tibbits became the first golfer in the program to earn All-Pac-12 honors since 2014.
Next week, he’ll head to Pebble Beach to compete in the 2019 U.S. Open, where he’ll test his skills against the greatest golfers in the world.
Tibbits qualified to take part in the 119th edition of the U.S. Open, after tying for a second-place finish with Matthew Naumec (Boston College) at a regional qualifier in Walla Walla, Washington this past week. Eric Dietrich, a former UCONN stand-out, won the qualifier with an 11-under score. By qualifier rules, all of the top three finishers advance to play in the prestigious tournament.
The U.S. Open begins at the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course (Pebble Beach, California) on Thursday, June 13th and is expected to conclude (weather permitting) in exciting fashion on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16th). The field will consist of over 150 players and the overall purse is expected to be in the $12 million dollar range. National television coverage will be handled by Fox, on both Fox Sports 1 and their signature station, while online streaming will also be available on Fox Sports Go and USOpen.com.
Regarded as one of the best golfers to suit up for the Beavers in recent history, “Tibbits recently finished his second-year with the program with a scoring average of 71.65, the sixth lowest in program history” according to a release from Oregon State athletics. The 6’ 4” golfer is a native of Vancouver, Washington and attended Fort Vancouver High School.