Ducks Add Talented Transfer Owen Avrit
EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon head coach Casey Martin announced the addition of Owen Avrit Wednesday to the roster for the 2020-21 season. Avrit spent his freshman season at Long Beach State and will join the Ducks in the fall for his sophomore season.
"We are excited with the addition of Owen to our team," said Martin. "He is a young man who was sort of a late bloomer and really came into his own this past season. He won a big golf tournament and had some low rounds as a freshman. We were hoping to use the transfer portal to better our team and feel like we hit a home run with Owen."
Avrit finished the 2019-20 season with a 71.80 scoring average while posting five rounds in the 60s, appearing in all seven tournaments for The Beach. He got his collegiate career off to an incredible start, taking home a share of the individual title at the Husky Invitational to begin the fall, finishing 6 under highlighted by an opening round 5-under 67.
The Arroyo Grande, Calif. native followed his season-opening victory with a top-10 finish at the Nick Watney Invitational a week later. He came in tied for ninth and closed with a 7-under 64 in the final round, matching the low round of the year for a Long Beach State player. Avrit turned in two more top-30 finishes, ending the fall with a tie for 22nd finish at the Pacific Invitational and opening the fall by coming in tied for 27th at the Arizona Intercollegiate.
A standout junior and high school player, Avrit earned all-league honors all four years at Arroyo Grande High School and was named the Mountain League MVP as both a junior and senior. He won the 2018 FCG International Junior Championship, finishing 1 under and locking up the victory following a five-hole playoff.