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Ducks in Action Against 13 Top-25 Teams at Colonial

Oct 2, 2022

Oregon will go up against 13 of the nation's top 25 teams at the Ben Hogan Invitational Monday and Tuesday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Among the field are seven top-10 teams: No. 1 Vanderbilt, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Stanford, No. 6 Arizona State, No. 7 Texas Tech, No. 8 Georgia Tech and No. 10 Florida.

Ben Hogan Invitational Notes

• The Ducks are coming off a fourth-place finish at the Sept. 19-20 Husky Invitational. Oven Avrit led Oregon with his second-straight top-eight finish of the season. The Ducks also had a strong performance from Nate Stember, who tied for 11th. Freshman Aiden Krafft also recorded a top-20 finish for the Ducks.
• The Ducks had some terrific individual performances in the season-opening Maui Jim Intercollegiate. Greyson Leach tied for fifth at 12-under 198. His score included a career-low 65 in the second round. Owen Avrit tied for eighth at 11-under 199. He opened the tournament with a career-best 63 that was one shot off the Ducks' school record.
• Oregon returns five of its top six golfers from a team that finished 15th at the 2022 NCAA Championships. That list includes Owen Avrit (71.73), Greyson Leach (72.19), Nate Stember (72.44), Eric Doyle (72.81) and Greg Solhaug (72.86).
• The Ducks added three freshmen and one transfer to the squad for 2022-23. The freshmen are Daniel Bullen (Auchterarder, Scotland), Jay Gould-Healy (Cork, Ireland) and Aiden Krafft (Albuquerque, N.M. The other newcomer is junior Thomas Jenkins Jr. (Austin, Texas), a transfer from Sonoma State.