Oregon Seeks Strong Finish On Home Course
EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon men's golf team is in eighth place in the 32nd annual Duck Invitational after shooting 20-over par across the first 36 holes on Monday at Eugene Country Club.
Playing through rainy conditions most of the day, the Ducks shot an 11-over 295 in round one before improving by two strokes with a 9-over 293 in the second round. No. 8 Washington holds the 36-hole lead at 16-under par, with Utah in second at 12 under.
How it Happened: The majority of Oregon's roster is in action on the Ducks' home course, with eight individuals joining the five-player lineup that counts towards the counting scores.
Owen Avrit was the top performer for UO's lineup on Monday, shooting back-to-back 1-over 72s to finish day one at 2-over par. Avrit enters Tuesday in a tie for 13th overall, with Washington's Chuan-Tai Lin leading the field at 8-under par and Utah's Blake Tomlinson in second at 7 under.
Craig Ronne and Gregory Solhaug each fired a 3-over 74 in round one, and Yuki Moriyama rounded out UO's counting scores on the first 18 holes with a 4-over 75.
Solhaug and Nate Stember both matched Avrit in round two with a 1-over 72, and Moriyama finished out the team score with a 6-over 77.
Among Ducks competing as individuals, Jose Islas was the top performer with a 74 in round one and a 73 in round two. Tom Gueant started the day with a 1-over 72, and Eric Doyle posted a 73 in the opening round.
Ducks on the Leaderboard:
1. Oregon – 295-293 – 588 (+20)
T13. Owen Avrit – 72-72 – 144 (+2)
T24. Gregory Solhaug – 74-72 – 146 (+4)
T32. Jose Islas* - 74-73 – 147 (+5)
T39. Eric Doyle* - 73-75 – 148 (+6)
T47. Tom Gueant* - 72-77 – 149 (+7)
T47. Gian Luca Martinez* - 74-75 – 149 (+7)
T60. Nate Stember – 79-72 – 151 (+9)
T60. Greyson Leach* - 77-74 – 151 (+9)
T70. Yuki Moriyama – 75-77 – 152 (+10)
T73. Craig Ronne – 74-79 – 153 (+11)
76. Tom Parker* - 78-76 – 154 (+12)
T81. Will Stibling* - 82-76 – 158 (+16)
T90. Weiun Song* - 84-80 – 164 (+22)
*Competing as an individual
Notable: Oregon's lineup led the 14-team field on Monday with 125 total pars … Solhaug is tied for the most pars among individuals with 28 … Avrit shot 1 under on par-5 holes.
Up Next: The final round of the Duck Invitational will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.