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Sulman Raza delivers knockout blow to Illinois, sends Oregon to NCAA Championship finals

For the first time in a long time, Oregon men’s golf didn’t need Aaron Wise to put the team on his back. Instead, redshirt junior Sulman Raza clinched Oregon’s spot in the the NCAA Championships team finals against top-seeded Texas after he sunk a par putt on the 18th hole …

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Oregon’s Aaron Wise wins 2016 NCAA individual title on his home course

For the first time in its history, Oregon men’s golf has an individual national champion. Oregon sophomore Aaron Wise won the stroke play portion of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at the Eugene Country Club Monday, May 30, finishing the four-round tournament five-under 275 — two strokes better than USC’s Rico …

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Oregon’s Aaron Wise shoots 64 in round three, moves to first on individual leaderboard

Aaron Wise had hovered around par throughout the first two days of NCAA Championships, flashing moments of brilliance, only to come back down to earth with missed opportunities that often resulted in bogeys. “I felt like I was getting things going and then I’d make a silly mistake and throw …

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Oregon shoots top team score in round two, jumps 15 spots to fourth place

A day removed from a slow start in round one, Oregon men’s golf proved Saturday afternoon how significant its home-course advantage could be in the second round of NCAA Championships. The Ducks shot three-under 277 as a team – the best overall team score through two rounds of stroke play. …

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After sluggish start, Oregon finishes first round of NCAA Championships 11-over

Oregon played nervous from the outset when it teed off in the first round of NCAA Championships at Eugene Country Club Friday morning. On the Ducks’ very first hole, only Aaron Wise’s tee shot landed on the fairway. Edwin Yi shot far right of the fairway. Zach Foushee and Sulman Raza’s …

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Oregon returns to familiar Eugene Country Club for NCAA Championships

Aaron Wise couldn’t remember the last time he practiced at Eugene Country Club when the topic came up Thursday. “Wow, a long time ago,” the sophomore golfer said. “Before Pac-12 [Championships] or something like that.” With the Eugene Country Club hosting the NCAA Championships, NCAA rules prohibited the Ducks from practicing at the …

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Triple-bogey from Oklahoma State keeps Oregon’s National Championship hopes alive

When Oregon women’s golf finished its fourth round of the NCAA Tournament at the Eugene Country Club, the team still didn’t know its fate. The Ducks had had a disappointing round. When senior Caroline Inglis dropped in the last putt of the day to put them at 8-over, they sat in ninth place tie …

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Inglis sets course record, Oregon jumps to fifth at NCAA Championships

As senior Caroline Inglis walked off the green of ninth and final hole at Eugene Country Club on Saturday, she was greeted by thunderous applause. “That was loud,” she said to her teammates. It was loud. And she deserved it. Inglis had just set a course record, a seven-under par 65, …

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Welcome to the Club: Eugene Country Club hosts the NCAA Golf Championships

Over 100 years ago, some prominent figures in the developing city of Eugene set out with a plan. These businessmen and university professors recognized a blooming interest in golf in the U.S., especially along the West Coast. In 1899, these entrepreneurs purchased the land that would become the South Willamette Golf …

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Ducks prepare for NCAA Championships at Eugene Country Club

For the third time in head coach Ria Scott’s tenure, Oregon has advanced to the NCAA Championships. What makes this year’s event even more special for Oregon is that it gets to play on its home course, Eugene Country Club. “It was a great feeling,” Scott said about advancing. “I …

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Oregon places 2nd in Tucson Regional, advances to NCAA Championships in Eugene

An up and down season for Oregon men’s golf filled with high expectations has reached its pinnacle. The Ducks finished second out of 14 teams at the Tucson Regional Wednesday, earning a spot in the NCAA Championships, which UO is hosting at Eugene Country Club May 27-June 1. The Ducks …

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Oregon golf’s Aaron Wise takes aim at NCAA Championships before turning professional

The world’s No. 6-ranked amateur golfer didn’t realize how much he liked competitive golf until he left it. Aaron Wise, a sophomore Oregon men’s golfer, has been swinging a golf club since he was just a year old, when he would use his neck for support as he swung. The …

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Ducks wrap up regionals in 5th place, advance to NCAA Championships

The Oregon Ducks are returning home to Eugene with a chance to compete for an NCAA Championship. After securing the five-seed in the Baton Rouge regional last week in Louisiana, the Ducks made sure their season would continue with a fifth place finish over the weekend. The top six teams in …

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Oregon selected for Tucson Regional as No. 4 seed

Oregon men’s golf is headed for Arizona to compete in the Tucson Regional. The tournament, hosted by the University of Arizona, will take place May 16-18 at the Gallery Golf Club. The Ducks knew they would receive an invitation to regionals, but were unsure of their placement. As it turned …

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Oregon confident as ever heading into NCAA Regionals

Oregon women’s golf has gone to six straight NCAA Regionals — soon to be seven — and has advanced to the NCAA Championships twice. Yet Oregon head coach Ria Scott says this team is different. “This is probably the most confident I’ve ever been with any golf team in my nine years coaching,” Scott said. …

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Eugene Country Club members and staff prepare for NCAA golf championships

Casey Martin was uncertain the Eugene Country Club would be willing to host the NCAA Golf Championships when the topic came up in 2014. After the club hosted one of six NCAA regionals that year, NCAA officials encouraged the Oregon men’s golf head coach to bid on the 2016 championships …

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With Kelsey Ulep back, Oregon gains much needed depth before NCAA Regionals

Oregon women’s golf sophomore Kelsey Ulep never used to enjoy practice. But after a lower body injury sidelined her for two months, Ulep considers herself lucky to play golf now. “I have a different perspective now,” Ulep said. “I’ve never had my sport taken away from me. So having those two …

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Oregon finishes sixth at Pac-12 Championships

Oregon men’s golf finished in the middle of the pack at the Pac-12 Championships in Salt Lake City Sunday, tying for sixth with Colorado (+39). Utah hosted the four-round, par-71 tournament at The Country Club, where Stanford pulled away early and never relinquished the lead. The Cardinal finished 18-under, 29 …

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Ducks falter in late rounds, finish eighth in Pac-12 Championships

Heading into the third and final round of the Pac-12 Championships, the Ducks found themselves in perfect striking distance. They were at 1-under par (575) and sitting in sixth out of 11th place. The final round, however, was one to forget. The Ducks shot 15-over par (303) and dropped two …

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With no guarantees, Oregon aims to reach NCAA Championships at Eugene Country Club

From the moment Oregon won the bid to host the 2016 NCAA Championships for men’s and women’s golf at the Eugene Country Club, there was inherent pressure surrounding the team to play well this season. “Any time you have a big carrot in front of you, there’s going to be …

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Ducks head into Pac-12 Championships ready to play underdog role again

The Pac-12 is known for its larger sports. Football, baseball, and basketball usually dominate the national headlines. Golf has flown under the radar, although this year is one of its strongest ever. On Monday, 11 women’s golf teams from the Pac-12 head to Pleasanton, California for the conference championships, a three day-event held at Ruby Hill …

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In last regular season tournament, Oregon takes third at Western Intercollegiate

Oregon got off to a fast start at the Western Intercollegiate, its last regular season tournament. Playing at the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, California, the Ducks shot nine-under in Monday’s opening round and held a four-stroke lead over second place Stanford. But in the end, the Ducks (+9) …

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Aaron Wise named semifinalist for Ben Hogan Award

Days after Oregon men’s golfer Aaron Wise made news on Monday with a career-low round at the Western Invitational, he received additional praise away from the course. Wise was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2016 Ben Hogan Award on Wednesday. The annual award is given to the most outstanding …

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Cathleen Santoso medals, Ducks finish second at Silverado Showdown

Junior Cathleen Santoso had a career weekend and helped lead them to a second place finish at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, California. Santoso shot a 5-under par (211) for the tournament — the best mark among individuals — to medal for the second time in her career. Santoso and the …

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After redshirt season, Sulman Raza emerges as one of Oregon’s top golfers

While going through the recruiting process in 2011, Sulman Raza asked Oregon men’s golf head coach Casey Martin about taking a redshirt year during college to focus on academics. Raza intended to major in architecture – a five-year program. Martin and Raza decided that, during the 2014-15 season, Raza would redshirt …

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