Ducks in the Hunt for Top-5 Spot at Regionals
CLE ELUM, Wash. – Oregon remained within striking distance of the top five heading into the final round of the NCAA Cle Elum Regional after shooting 9 over to move to ninth place after round two at the Tumble Creek Club.
The Ducks go into the final 18 holes seven shots out of fifth place at 7 over for the tournament, needing to finish in the top five to move on to the NCAA Championships. Tom Gueant continues to lead the way for Oregon, sitting in a tie for seventh individually at 2 under.
How It Happened: Craig Ronne turned in the low round of the day for the Ducks, shooting a 1-under 70. He opened his round with a birdie at the par-4 10th hole but gave a shot back with a bogey at 13. After four straight pars he birdied the par-4 18th to make the turn at 1 under, but bogeyed the par-4 opening hole to start the front nine. Ronne got to 2 under with birdies at five and seven but bogeyed the eighth to drop back to 1 under.
Gueant remained in the top 10 individually by shooting a 1-over 72. He turned in an up-and-down back nine to start his round, making birdies at the par-5 14th and 15th holes to get to 1 under before dropping shots at 16 and 18 to make the turn at 1 over. Gueant made nine pars on the front nine to end the day 1 over.
Owen Avrit shot a 4-over 75 and Yuki Moriyama turned in a 5-over 76 to finish as the other two counting scores for the Ducks.
Ducks On The Leaderboard:
9. Oregon – 282-293 -- 575 (+9)
T7. Tom Gueant – 68-72 -- 140 (-2)
T40. Craig Ronne – 76-70 -- 146 (+4)
T47. Yuki Moriyama – 71-76 -- 147 (+5)
T52. Owen Avrit – 73-75 -- 148 (+6)
73. Nate Stember – 70-85 -- 155 (+13)
Up Next: The Ducks close out play at the NCAA Cle Elum Regional Wednesday starting at 8:55 a.m. PT.