Scott McCarron tied for second place on Sunday at the Toshiba Classic, a PGA Tour Champions event, at Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif.
It was the third Top-10 finish of the 2018 season for McCarron, a Vintage High School graduate and member of the Crushers’ Athletic Hall of Fame.
McCarron had rounds of 67, 68 and 68 for a 10-under-par 203 total and earned $132,000. He is sixth in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.
McCarron finished one shot behind Vijay Singh, the champion, who closed with a 66 for an 11-under 202 total on the par-71, 6,584-yard course.
Tommy Tolles and Tom Pernice Jr. also tied for second.
McCarron was tied for the lead in the final round after making birdies on Nos. 15 and 16. He was two shots behind Singh after three-putting for bogey on No. 17.
McCarron led the field with 17 birdies for the week. He was also fifth in putting average.
“I made a lot of pars,” McCarron said on Tee-Scripts.com. “I hit a lot of putts that looked like they were going in and didn’t go in. I hit a lot of really good putts and just couldn’t get anything to go.
“I had so many close calls that could have easily won this tournament and I really let it go, unfortunately. I hit the ball pretty well. It was just a struggle. I still made some good putts. I’m not saying everything was bad.
“This will be one that I feel like I lost because I missed so many putts and had so many wedges in my hands that I didn’t take advantage of it, so I walk away second. But I’m disappointed I didn’t win this thing, absolutely.”
It was Singh’s first individual win on the PGA Tour Champions.
McCarron began the season with a tie for sixth at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at the Hualalai Golf Course at Ka’upulehu-Kona, Hawaii.
He was seventh at the Chubb Classic at TwinEagles Golf and Country Club in Naples, Florida.
Scavo ties for 18th for Oregon
Kathleen Scavo, a junior, tied for 18th place for the University of Oregon women’s team at the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.
Scavo, a Justin-Siena graduate, had rounds of 75, 69 and 72 for a 6-over-par 216 total at the Mark Bostick Golf Course.
The final round was played on Sunday. Oregon was fifth as a team.