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Ducks Finish Sixth In Season Opening Event

Jan 27, 2021

Final Team Leaderboard | Final Individual Leaderboard

TUCSON, Ariz. – Oregon finished its opening tournament of the season in sixth place at 29 over after shooting 12 over in the final round of the Arizona Intercollegiate Wednesday on a chilly day at Sewailo Golf Club.
 
Owen Avrit was the high finisher for Oregon, coming in tied for 10th in his first event as a Duck. He shot a 4-under 67, which was good for the low round of the day among the 96 players in the individual field.
 
How It Happened: Avrit made seven birdies on the day, beginning with a birdie on his opening hole of the day, the par-3 third. After going bogey, birdie at holes seven and eight, he birdied the par-5 10th hole to get 2 under. Avrit then finished his day with a flurry of birdies, making four in his last six holes to offset a double bogey at the par-4 17th to finish the day 4 under.
 
Nate Stember was Oregon's next highest finisher in a tie for 22nd, ending the week at 6 over following a 6-over 77 in the final round. Tom Gueant came in tied for 44th at 10 over after a 7-over 78 while Yuki Moriyama turned in a 3-over 74 in the final round and finished tied for 53rd. Freshman Greg Solhaug placed tied for 82nd in his first collegiate tournament.
 
Arizona took home the team title, finishing 2 under, while the Wildcats' Brad Reeves won the individual crown at 4 under.
 
Quotable: Head Coach Casey Martin
"Tough week. The conditions were brutal. We battled the whole week but just didn't handle the last few holes very well. I believe we'll learn from this week but we still have a lot of work to do."

Ducks On The Leaderboard:
6. Oregon – 300-285-296 – 881 (+29)
T10. Owen Avrit – 79-70-67 – 216 (+3)
T22. Nate Stember – 72-70-77 – 219 (+6)
T44. Tom Gueant – 71-74-78 – 223 (+10)
T53. Yuki Moriyama – 78-73-74 – 225 (+12)
T82. Greg Solhaug – 82-72-78 – 232 (+19)
 
Up Next: The Ducks will have a couple of weeks off before playing in The Prestige, Feb. 15-17, at PGA West.