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Top-5 Finish Caps Week In The Desert

Feb 21, 2021

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PALM DESERT, Calif. – Oregon turned in its best finish of the 2021 season, coming in tied for fourth at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, shooting 1 under in the final round Sunday at the Classic Club. Tom Gueant turned in his third career top-10 finish, placing tied for eighth at 3 under for the tournament while the Ducks finished 2 under as a team on the weekend.
How It Happened: Gueant made back-to-back birdies to start his round, but immediately gave both shots back with a double bogey at three. He bogeyed the par-3 sixth to go along with five pars to 1 over on the front nine. The third-year sophomore would catch fire down the stretch, though, making four birdies in the final six holes in addition to a bogey to shoot 3 under on the back nine and end his day 2 under.
Yuki Moriyama also finished strong, shooting a 2-under 70 to finish tied for 13th. He got to 2 under early on with birdies at three and four, but followed with consecutive bogeys at No. 6 and 7 and was even through 11 holes. After a bogey at the par-4 13th dropped him to 1 over on the round, he eagled the par-5 14th to get back under par before a birdie at No. 18 got him back to 2 under.
Nate Stember shot a 1-over 73 to finish the weekend tied for 26th at 2 over. He was 2 over after 12 holes but took advantage of the two par-5s on the back nine, making birdies there before closing with a birdie at the par-4 first. Owen Avrit turned in a 2-over 74, going on a stretch of four birdies in five holes on the back nine, finishing tied for 39th for the tournament. Craig Ronne placed tied for 52nd after a final round 4-over 76.
Ducks On The Leaderboard:
T4. Oregon – 278-297-287 – 862 (-2)
T8. Tom Gueant – 67-76-70 – 213 (-3)
T13. Yuki Moriyama – 70-75-70 – 215 (-1)
T26. Nate Stember – 69-76-73 – 218 (+2)
T39. Owen Avrit – 72-74-74 – 220 (+4)
T52. Craig Ronne – 74-72-76 – 222 (+6)
T76. Jake Sollon – 76-80-72 – 228 (+12)*
*competed as an individual
Up Next: The Ducks have a couple of weeks off before heading out to Bandon, Ore. for the Bandon Dunes Championship, March 7-9.