Ducks Hold Strong In Third At Bandon
BANDON, Ore. – Oregon battled through a more difficult scoring day in round two of the Bandon Dunes Championship at Bandon Trails to shoot 5 over and remain in third place going into the final round. Nate Stember continues to lead the way for the Ducks, as he sits just two shots off the lead in a tie for second place individually.
How It Happened: Yuki Moriyama turned in the low round of the day for the Ducks, shooting a 1-under 70 to move into a tie for 12th place at 1 under overall. The freshman had a stellar round going through 14 holes, sitting at 3 under on the day as he got to the par-4 13th. He would bogey that hole followed by another at 15 but was still the only Duck to shoot under par in the second round.
Stember and Tom Gueant each turned in an even-par 71 in round two. Stember picked up where he left off yesterday with a hot start, going 3 under in his first six holes to open up a three-shot individual lead. He cooled off from there though, making bogeys at holes five and 12 and a double at the par-5 ninth before ending with a birdie to get back to level par. Gueant had a relatively steady day and was 1 under after 15 but bogeyed the par-3 12th hole to finish even.
Craig Ronne joins Stember as the other Duck in the top 10 at 2 under competing as an individual. Ronne made just a birdie and two bogeys to go with 15 pars in a 1-over 72. Jake Sollon was the final counting Oregon score with a 6-over 77 that put him at 3 over for the tournament and in a tie for 23rd.
Ducks On The Leaderboard:
3. Oregon – 279-289 – 568 (E)
T2. Nate Stember – 66-71 – 137 (-5)
T8. Craig Ronne* – 68-72 – 140 (-2)
T12. Yuki Moriyama – 71-70 – 141 (-1)
T23. Jake Sollon – 68-77 – 145 (+3)
T29. Tom Gueant – 75-71 – 146 (+4)
T50. Padraic Sim* – 73-77 – 150 (+8)
T65. Greg Solhaug* – 73-79 – 152 (+10)
T76. Owen Avrit – 74-81 – 155 (+13)
*competing as an individual
Notable: Stember followed his career-low 66 in the opening round with an even-par 71 marking the first time this year he's shot even or better in consecutive rounds … He will look for his best career finish in Tuesday's final round, looking to top a ninth-place finish that came in his first collegiate tournament … The Ducks have been the best in the field at minimizing damage through two rounds, leading the field in pars … Ronne is tied for the lead in par-3 scoring average at 2.50 for the week … Monday's overall scoring average for the field was a full stroke and a half higher than Sunday at 74.40 in round two.
Up Next: The Ducks wrap-up play at the Bandon Dunes Championship on Tuesday starting at 8:30 a.m.