Ducks Close Out Fall Season At Cal Poly Invitational 

EUGENE, Ore. – The 19th-ranked Oregon men’s golf team closes out its fall schedule with a trip Carmel, Calif., to compete in the Cal Poly Invitational. The two-day event at The Preserve Club tees off on Monday, Oct. 30, with live scoring provided by GolfStat. 


The Ducks will be a part of a 15-team field that features four top-25 programs and four Pac-12 foes: 

Cal Poly, (T-23) California, Colorado State, (T-23) Duke, Jacksonville, Northwestern, (22) Ohio State, (19) Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego, San Francisco, UCLA, USC, SMU, Toledo 


The Ducks will send out four of the five starters they used at the 2023 NCAA Championships: 

Cal Poly Invitational 

1) Nate Stember – 2023 All-Pac-12 Second Team. 

2) Greg Solhaug – 2023 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. 

3) Owen Avrit – 2023 PING All-America Third Team. 

4) Greyson Leach – 2023 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. 

5) Thomas Jenkins Jr. – 2021 NCAA DII All-American 

IND) Eric Doyle – T-25 at the 2023 Maui Jim Individual 


  • The Preserve Club will play as a 7,041 yard, par-72 course. 
  • Oregon came in at No. 19 in the latest Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll, which was released on Oct. 27. This is the highest ranking of the season thus far for the Ducks, who are one of five Pac-12 teams ranked inside the top 25. 
  • The Ducks are coming off of a promising performance at the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational, finishing fourth in a field that contained 13 other top 25 programs. Nate Stember (-6, 204) and Greg Solhaug (-4, 206) each landed inside the top ten, finishing T-3 and T-7, respectively. 
  • Owen Avritcurrently ranks 19th in PGA TOUR University’s rankings for the class of 2024. Avrit became the eighth all-american under head coach Casey Martin and first since Norman Xiong (2018) when he claimed PING All-America Third Team honors in June 2023. 
  • Fifth-year senior Nate Stember is climbing the ranks of the Oregon men’s golf record book in his final season as a Duck. With 420 career birdies, Stember has the seventh most by any Duck since at least 1993-94, and is seeking to join Eugene Wong (505) and Daniel Miernicki (563) as the only three golfers in program history to eclipse 500-career birdies. 
  • Oregon’s starting lineup is loaded with experience as this week’s group of starters will feature four of the same five they used during last season’s run at the 2023 NCAA Championships: Owen Avrit,Greyson Leach, Greg Solhaug and Nate Stember. Avrit (71.45), Leach (71.89) and Stember (72.13) each hold career scoring averages that would currently rank in the top 10 in program history (45-round minimum). –