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Ducks third after first round of NCAAs

With first round play at the NCAA Championships in the books, the No. 1 Oregon Ducks are right where they expected to be: near the top of the standings. The men shot an opening round 284 (4 under par) as a team, good for third overall. Two teams are tied …

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Season could change Oregon’s course

When people look back on the 2009-10 women’s golf season, they may very well see it as a turning point in the program’s history. Under first-year head coach Ria Quiazon, the team bulldozed through postseason play, making it all the way to the NCAA Championships and finishing tied for 23rd …

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Oregon blows away field at regional

Kevin Minderhout Any notion of rust after a three-week layoff was quickly erased as the No. 1 men’s golf team took first place at the NCAA Southwest Regional by an impressive 10 strokes. The Ducks finished with an overall score of 870 (six over par), and No. 13 Augusta State …

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Ducks tie for 23rd at NCAA Championships

After struggling throughout the NCAA Championships, junior Kendra Little wasn’t ready to finish the season with a whimper. Little shot a final round 67 (five under par), tying a career mark and leading the team to a tie for 23rd overall. With that, a tremendously successful season came to an …

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Oregon mired in last place at NCAAs

With just one day remaining, the No. 28 women’s golf team remains stuck in last place at the NCAA Championships. Coming off of a rainy second round Wednesday, Oregon continued to struggle to find a consistent rhythm in the penultimate round. The Ducks shot a 313 (25 over par) for …

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Oregon drops to last place in championships

The women’s golf team fell to last place in a rain-shortened second day at the NCAA Championships on Wednesday. Lightning seen around the course prompted several stoppages in play, and the Ducks were never able to find a consistent rhythm. The team was able to finish its round with a …

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Oregon ready to begin regional play today after layoff

Kevin Minderhout It’s been a long time coming, but the No. 1 men’s golf team is finally set to return to competition this week at the NCAA Regional. The Ducks earned a No. 1 seed at the Southwest Regional and will tee off alongside fellow Pacific-10 Conference members No. 34 …

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Ducks hold lead at Southwest Regional

The No. 1 men’s golf team arrived in Santee, Calif., for the Southwest Regional with high expectations. Through one round, those expectations have been met as the Ducks hold a share of the overall lead. Oregon shot a 294 (six over par) on Thursday as a team, tying No. 12 …

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Hoping to beat the odds…again

Kevin Minderhout After a long year that began back in September for the women’s golf team, the season has finally reached its apex. The No. 28 Ducks begin competition at the NCAA Championships today and look to finally make their mark at a national level. To even earn a spot …

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Ducks sit 24th after first round of NCAAs

With the first round in the books, the No. 28 women’s golf team currently stands in 21st place at the NCAA Championships. As a team, Oregon shot an opening round 302 (14 over par). Only three teams placed behind the Ducks: No. 17 New Mexico, No. 35 Kent State and …

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From timid to tip-top

Kevin Minderhout When Casey Martin first watched Daniel Miernicki play as a high school student, he closed his eyes. A pure golf swing, after all, needs not be seen. Martin only needed to hear the powerful swoosh of club, followed closely by that satisfying “TWOCK” sound, to know that he …

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As expected, Ducks get No. 1 regional seed

That the No. 1 men’s golf team would draw a top seed at next week’s NCAA regional was a given. What wasn’t certain, however, was where the Ducks would be playing. That question was answered on Monday when Oregon was selected as the No. 1 overall seed at the San …

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Ducks earn NCAA bid for first time in a decade

Kevin Minderhout When the No. 31 women’s golf team took off for the NCAA Regional in Columbus, Ind., it had just one goal in mind: make nationals. It seemed a long shot considering it had been 10 years since the Ducks last competed in the NCAA Championships. But head coach …

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Little tied for lead at Central Regional

Playing halfway across the country in Columbus, Ind., the No. 31 women’s golf team quickly made itself right at home in the Central Regional. The Ducks shot an opening-round 305 at Otter Creek Golf Club on Thursday and currently stand tied for fourth overall. Only No. 2 Arizona State, No. …

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No. 32 Oregon aiming for top eight

Kevin Minderhout Kate Hildahl has dedicated four years of her life to Oregon golf. Every year, she has improved drastically while also becoming one of the team’s inspirational leaders. What she hasn’t done, however, is compete in the NCAA championships. Her teammates are well aware of this and are determined …

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Wong, Martin honored as conference’s best this year

Courtesy of Geoff Thurner Three weeks is along time between tournaments, particularly for a men’s golf team that is ranked No. 1 in the nation, but for head coach Casey Martin, the extended period of time between the Pacific-10 Conference Championships and the NCAA Regional is a blessing in disguise. …

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Oregon finishes sixth in Pac-10 championships

A disappointing Pacific-10 Conference Championship came to its close on Wednesday for the No. 2 men’s golf team. The Ducks finished in a tie for sixth place overall, never fully recovering from a slow start earlier in the week. The team actually shot its worst score of the tournament during …

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Ducks sixth at start of final round of Pac-10s

As final round play begins today, the No. 2 men’s golf team stands in sixth place at the Pacific-10 Conference tournament. After a slow start in rounds one and two on Monday, the Ducks kicked into high gear Tuesday with a collective score of 346 (nine under par). Oregon’s overall …

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Pac-10 Championships unforgiving for Ducks

The No. 2 men’s golf team got off to a rocky start in the opening round of the Pacific-10 Conference Championships on Monday. With temperatures at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., rising into the nineties, the Ducks shot a first round score of 351 (four under par), tying No. …

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Pac-10 Championships unforgiving for Ducks

The No. 2 men’s golf team got off to a rocky start in the opening round of the Pacific-10 Conference Championships on Monday. With temperatures at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., rising into the nineties, the Ducks shot a first round score of 351 (four under par), tying No. …

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Home, home on the range

Kevin Minderhout If you were to wander into La Perla restaurant on Tuesday night, less than 12 hours before the final round of the women’s golf Pacific-10 Conference Championships, you would have never guessed that such an important day lay ahead of the Ducks. The team and family members gathered …

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Wong, No. 4 Oregon end season with dominant win

After a spectacular regular season, it was only fitting the No. 4 men’s golf team finished its final tournament on top. The Ducks won the Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif., with relative ease, and head into next week’s Pacific-10 Conference Championships with their heads held high. With a final …

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Ducks in third after first round delay

The No. 6 men’s golf team wanted to make a splash in its penultimate tournament of the season, and got off to a solid start in the first round on Monday. The U.S. Intercollegiate in Stanford, Calif., was set to begin on Sunday but was delayed by poor weather. The …

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Oregon sits in fifth in Baylor Spring

Looking to end the regular season in style, the No. 33 women’s golf team began play in the Baylor Spring Invitational on Monday in Waco, Texas. The course has proven to be challenging, and through one round no team has broken par. The Ducks currently stand tied for fifth place …

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Ducks underachieve at Baylor Invite

In what was its last tournament before the Pacific-10 Conference championships, the women’s golf team wanted to make a statement. Though a fourth-place finish at the Baylor Spring Invitational was certainly respectable, head coach Ria Quiazon had her eyes set on the top prize. As such, Quiazon and the rest …

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Ducks take third win at U.S. Intercollegiate

As the regular season approaches its end, the No. 6 men’s golf team continues to back up its high ranking. The Ducks won the U.S. Intercollegiate in Stanford, Calif., on Tuesday, finishing with a total score of 839 (one-under par). Oregon was the only team to finish below par for …

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Weather delays U.S. Intercollegiate

Heavy rains suspended the first round of play at the U.S. Intercollegiate, held at Stanford Golf Club in Stanford, Calif. Eugene Wong and Andrew Vijarro were the only Ducks on the course at the time of suspension. Both stood at even par. Play resumes at 9 a.m. today, with both …

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From juniors champ to sophomore leader

Geoff Thurner When Casey Martin was hired as head coach of the men’s golf team in 2006, he quickly dove headfirst into the recruiting process. Pouring through dozens of scorecards and record books, he began to notice a pattern: One person’s name was appearing more than any others, and his …

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Oregon takes fourth place in Tempe

The No. 4 Oregon men’s golf team continued its strong play over the weekend, finishing tied for fourth place at Arizona State’s Thunderbird Invitational. As a team, the Ducks ended the tournament at 6 under par with a score of 846. No. 3 Washington, No. 6 UCLA, and No. 14 …

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Ducks climb atop conference, nation in Golfstat polls

Courtesy of Geoff Thurner On the morning of March 24, men’s golf coach Casey Martin sent a text message to his players asking them not to check the latest Golfstat rankings. Predictably, the players could not suppress their curiosity, and logged into the Web site shortly after receiving the message. …

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