Oregon State's Nick Sherwood earns U.S. Open spot after playoff
Oregon State junior Nick Sherwood defeated Daniel Miernicki of Oregon on the third sudden-death playoff hole of a sectional qualifier at...
CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon State junior Nick Sherwood defeated Daniel Miernicki of Oregon on the third sudden-death playoff hole of a sectional qualifier at Emerald Valley Golf Club to advance to next week's U.S. Open Championship.
Sherwood made a four-foot par putt on the par-4 12th hole for the win after making a 12-foot par putt on the par-3 11th hole to extend the match. They tied at 3-under 139 on Monday before play was suspended due to darkness.
Casey Martin, the Oregon coach and former PGA Tour player, won the qualifier with a 4-under 138. The Open will be played at Olympic Club in San Francisco.
• Washington State's Collin Slaybaugh and Adam Nelubowich were named to the Pac-12 baseball academic first team. Washington's Adam Cimber and Joe Meggs were named to the second team as were WSU's Anthony Drobnick and Jason Monda.
• Eight Huskies, the most in school history, were mentioned on the Pac-12 softball academic team. Taylor Smith was selected on the first-team. Hooch Fagaly, Victoria Hayward and Bryana Walker made the second-team and Jenna Clifton, Kaitlin Inglesby, Nikia Williams and Shawna Wright were honorable mention.
• Northwest University has signed four men's basketball players. Forward Ryan McIntosh of Rogers High in Puyallup, a transfer from Dominican University, point guard Nick Crossan of Skyline High, a transfer from Bellevue College and shooting guard Brett Skogstad of North Mason High, a transfer from Pierce College, have signed letters of intent to play for the Eagles. Forward Michael Russo of Eastlake High is a sophomore who transferred from Saint Martin's in the spring.
• Sean Kinney, a 2005 Whitman graduate and product of Bishop Blanchet, has been chosen as baseball coach for the Missionaries. Kinney, 29, replaces Jared Holowaty, who resigned.
Compiled from sports-information reports.