Leach, Avrit Lead Ducks at Maui Jim Intercollegiate
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Greyson Leach and Owen Avrit had two of the top five tournaments in program history to lead Oregon to a seventh-place finish at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate played Sunday at Mirabel Golf Club.
Leach had a 3-under 67 on Sunday to finish tied for fifth overall at 12-under 198, while Avrit tied for eighth at 11-under 199. Leach's total was tied for the third-best three-round score in program history, while Avrit's was fifth.
As a team, the Ducks shot a 3-under 277 in the final round and finished seventh overall at 25-under 815 in a field that featured eight top-25 teams.
No. 13 Auburn won the tournament at 45-under, followed by No. 5 Arizona State at 40-under, No. 18 Florida State (35-under), No. 6 Georgia Tech (34-under), No. 22 Washington (31-under) and No. 12 Tennessee (28-under). Oregon was the highest finisher among teams not in the top 25 at Mirabel.
How It Happened: Leach had three birdies and a bogey on Sunday for his 67. The Ducks also counted a 69 from Greg Solhaug, a 70 from Nate Stember and a 71 from Avrit.
Head Coach Casey Martin
"Greyson and Owen were rocks. That's very encouraging. Overall it was a solid week. Excited to compete with this group."
Notable: Oregon's 815 total was the second-lowest score in program history. The school record for low three-round tournament, 811, was set at the 2011 Alister MacKenzie Invitational. … In addition to recording some of the lowest scores ever at Oregon, Leach and Avrit also set personal bests for lowest composite score in relation to par.
Ducks On The Leaderboard
Mirabel Golf Club (Par 70, 7,118 Yards)
7. Oregon – 268-270-277-815 (-25)
T5. Greyson Leach – 66-65-67-198 (-12)
T8. Owen Avrit – 63-65-71-199 (-11)
T51. Nate Stember – 70-70-70-210 (E)
T65. Greg Solhaug – 70-74-69-213 (+3)
T65. Gabriel Hari – 69-70-74-213 (+3)
Up Next: The fall season continues Sept. 19 at the Husky Invitational.
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