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No. 14 Ducks finish third at St. Mary's Invitational



It was another solid outing by the No. 14 University of Oregon men’s golf team as they finished their play at the Blackhorse Golf Course on Tuesday at the St. Mary’s Invitational, shooting a 10-over score to place third. @@http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/team/static/[email protected]@

In conclusion of Tuesday’s final round, the Ducks (296-287-291-874) ended up 14 strokes short of the leader and host, St. Mary’s (290-285-285-860) and seven strokes behind Fresno State (289-288-280-867), who finished in second place in the 15-team field. @@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=4387&SPID=246&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=500&[email protected]@

Leading the way were two Oregon natives with freshman Sulman Raza@@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&[email protected]@, from Eugene (72-74-71) and redshirt senior Tyler Parker, from Portland, Ore., (76-68-73) as both players tied for 10th place overall with one-over scores of 217. These scores were their highest career placings.

For Parker, this was the first time he had led the Ducks in an event’s final standings in his career as he penciled in four birdies on holes 1, 8, 11 and 18. He carded 10 par scores (holes 2-6, 9-10, 13-15), three bogeys (7, 12, 16) and one double bogey (17) on Tuesday as he capped off a good performance.

Raza, on the other hand, had his first under-par collegiate round as he helped pace the Ducks for the second time in the event and in his career as he logged in an eagle on the par-4 11th hole, three birdies on the eighth, 13th and 15th holes, 11 par scores (1, 3, 6, 7, 9-10, 12, 14, 16-18), two bogeys (2, 5) and one double-bogey (4).

Here are the hole-by-hole results.

Honorable mentions: Both Jonathan [email protected]@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&[email protected]@ (20th-tie, 74-74-72-220 (+4)) and Rak [email protected]@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&[email protected]@ (22nd-tie, 74-72-75-221 (+5)) had good finishes as they placed in the top 25.

On the horizon: The Ducks look forward to their third of four events in two weeks as they head to the Pac-12 Preview at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club near Portland, Monday-Tuesday, October [email protected]@http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-golf/sched/[email protected]@


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