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Course at Pasatiempo Stifles Field, Ducks Eighth

Apr 11, 2022

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Round one went to Pasatiempo.
 
The golf course above Santa Cruz on the Pacific Ocean was a brutal test for the 14 college golf teams at the 75th annual Western Intercollegiate on Monday. No one shot below par and the median score on the par 70, 6,615- yard course was nine strokes over.
 
Oregon stood in the middle of the menagerie at 31-over. That was good enough to tie for eighth after the opening 18 holes.
 
No. 8 Pepperdine led the tournament at 18-over, but still has one hole to play to finish its first round on Tuesday. No. 9 Texas was at plus-21 and No. 6 Washington checked in at 23-over.
 
How It Happened: Owen Avrit led Oregon with a 4-over 74, while Greyson Leach carded a 75. Nate Stember and Yuki Moriyama checked in with 76s. Avrit was tied for 19th, Leach was tied for 23rd and Stember and Moriyama were tied for 29th.
 
Quotable
Head coach Casey Martin
"The winds and pins made it the most difficult day I can remember as a coach."
 
Notable: Avrit had three of the Ducks' seven birdies on Monday. … As a team on the season, Oregon came into the Western Intercollegiate collectively at 36 strokes over par. … Teams are counting the top five scores among their six golfers for this tournament, as opposed to standard five-count-four the college format.
 
Ducks On The Leaderboard
Pasatiempo Golf Club (Par 70, 6,615 Yards)
T8. Oregon – 381 (+31)
T19. Owen Avrit – 74 (+4)
T23. Greyson Leach – 75 (+5)
T29. Yuki Moriyama – 76 (+6)
T29. Nate Stember – 76 (+6)
T68. Eric Doyle – 80 (+10)
T68. Greg Solhaug – 80 (+10)
 
Up Next: Round two of the Western Intercollegiate for the Ducks will begin at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Golf Channel will provide live coverage of the tournament beginning at 4 p.m.
 
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