Ducks Climb in Maui Jim Final Round
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Oregon counted three rounds in the 60s Sunday to finish eighth at the season-opening Maui Jim Intercollegiate.
Owen Avrit shot a career-best 6-under 64, Yuki Moriyama had a 66 and Tom Gueant carded a 67 as the Ducks were 13 strokes under in the final round (267). That came after Saturday's 14-under 266 as the Ducks were 27-under the last two days of the tournament at Mirabel Golf Club.
"Really encouraged by our last two rounds," said head coach Casey Martin. "Happy for Owen. He had a terrific tournament, but everyone really competed and contributed the last two days and that's what we're looking for."
The Ducks shot rounds of 287-266-267 for a 20-under 820 total. That was the third-lowest score in program history.
How It Happened: Led by Avrit, every Oregon golfer was at or below par on Sunday. Avrit posted his second-best finish as a Duck, tying for 12th at 10-under 200, while his round of 64 was a personal best.
Craig Ronne also had a solid opening tournament, tying for 24th at 5-under 205. Freshman Eric Doyle tied for 46th at 1-under 209 in his Oregon debut. Both golfers finished with an even-par 70 on Sunday.
Notable: The only two times a Duck golf team has shot below 220 was an 811 at the 2011 Alister MacKenzie Invitational and an 819 at the 2014 Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic … Dating back to last season, six of Avrit's last 10 rounds have been 70 or better, including all three rounds at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate.
Ducks On The Leaderboard
Mirabel Golf Club (Par 70, 7,115 Yards)
8. Oregon – 287-266-267-820 (-20)
T12. Owen Avrit – 70-66-64-200 (-10)
T24. Craig Ronne – 71-64-70-205 (-5)
T46. Eric Doyle – 71-68-70-209 (-1)
T52. Tom Gueant – 75-68-67-210 (E)
T69. Yuki Moriyama – 77-70-66-213 (+3)
T81. Nate Stember* – 74-76-70-220 (+10)
*competing as an individual
Up Next: Husky Invitational, Sept. 20-21, Gold Mountain Golf Club, Bremerton, Wash.
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