Men's Golf Travels to The Prestige
A large field that includes six top-25 teams awaits Oregon this week at The Prestige.
THE PRESTIGE (Feb. 21-23)
Site - La Quinta, Calif.
Course - Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Host - UC Davis
Live Scoring - Golfstat.com
1. Nate Stember, Jr.
2. Owen Avrit, Jr.
3. Eric Doyle, Fr.
4. Jose Islas, Fr.
5. Greg Solhaug, So.
FIELD - 24 TEAMS
UC Davis, Cal Poly, Colorado State, Denver, Iowa State, Kansas (#14), Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, LSU (#25), North Texas, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine (#5), Princeton, San Diego State, San Francisco, Santa Clara, SMU, Stanford (#9), TCU, Texas Tech (#7), UCLA, Vanderbilt (#18)
• Oregon closed out the fall with an impressive victory at the Saint Mary's Invitational Nov, 8-10. The Ducks rallied over the final two holes to top No.6 Stanford by two strokes..
• The Ducks' last victory prior to Saint Mary's was a tie for the title at the 2018 Duck Invitational. It was Oregon's first win at Saint Mary's since 2011.
• Owen Avrit has had nine rounds under par in 15 total rounds, including a career-low 64 at the Maui Jim Invitational.
• Greg Solhaug recorded his best career finish at Saint Mary's, tying for fifth at 4-under 209.
• Craig Ronne led Oregon in scoring averge during the fall at 69.56. Owen Avrit (70.25), Greg Solhaug (71.33), Greyson Leach (71.44) and Nate Stember (71.83) were also below 72.00.
• Freshman Greyson Leach tied for first at the Husky Individual Invitational, shooting a 10-under 206 (68-68-70).
• The Ducks carded the third-lowest score in program history, 820 (20-under), at the season-opening Maui Jim Invitational. Oregon was -27 for the last two rounds.
• Oregon returns six of its top seven golfers from last season's NCAA Regional qualifying team. That includes Tom Gueant (71.45 scoring average), Yuki Moriyama (72.16), Nate Stember (73.00), Owen Avrit (73.32), Craig Ronne (73.88) and Greg Solhaug (74.63).
• The summer season saw Oregon golfers claim a couple of amateur titles in the state of Oregon. Nate Stember won the 2021 Oregon Amateur at Bandon Dunes and was the Oregon Stroke Play runner-up to teammate Craig Ronne. Ronne won the 2021 Oregon Stroke Play championship at Emerald Valley and lost to Stember in the quarterfinals of the Oregon Amateur. Yuki Moriyama joined incoming freshman Jose Islas at the U.S. Amateur at Oakmont.
• Former PGA Tour pro and 2000 U.S. Amateur champion Jeff Quinney was named the as the team's assistant coach in August. The Eugene native held his PGA Tour Card for five seasons from 2007-11 and finished his career with nearly $6 million in career earnings.