Ducks finish ninth at Pac-12 Championship, secure regional bid for tenth straight season

Oregon’s postseason got off to a shaky start earlier this week.

The Ducks cut 15 strokes off their score in the final round of the Pac-12 Championships, which concluded play on Wednesday, to finish ninth overall. Cathleen Santoso delivered Oregon’s best performance as she finished tied for 19th overall. The final strong round helped Oregon improve from tenth to ninth in the standings.

Fortunately, Oregon received news Thursday that eased the disappointment of its performance days prior. For the tenth straight season, Oregon qualified for the NCAA Regional tournaments. It earned a 12-seed in the Lubbock Regional bracket in Lubbock, Texas which features fellow Pac-12 teams Arizona State, Oregon State and Pac-12 Champion UCLA.

The Ducks played at The Rawls Course, the same course for the regional tournament, already this season and finished third out of the field of 15. Sophomore Petra Salko finished tied for tenth overall. It was Oregon’s first tournament of the season back in early September.

Regionals begin on May 8, and run until May 10. Oregon needs to finish in the top six to advance to the NCAA Championship, located at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

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