Ducks Look To Impress At Loaded Ben Hogan Collegiate 

EUGENE, Ore. – The 22nd-ranked Oregon men’s golf team heads south for the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas, where they will compete against 13 other top-25 teams. The two-day event at Shady Oaks Country Club tees off on Monday, Oct. 2, with live scoring provided by GolfStat


The Ducks will be a part of a 15-team field that features 14 top-25 programs in the preseason Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll, including each of the top five teams: 

No. 1 North Carolina, No. 2 Arizona State, No. 3 Vanderbilt, No. 4 Georgia Tech, No. 5 Florida State, No. 10 Oklahoma, No. 11 Texas, No. 15 Pepperdine, No. 16 Oklahoma State, No. 17 Texas A&M, No. 17 Texas Tech, No. 20 Georgia, No. 22 Oregon, No. 25 Wake Forest, TCU 


The Ducks return the same starting five they used at the 2023 NCAA Championships: 

Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational 

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

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

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

4) Aiden Krafft – 2023 Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention. 

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


  • Shady Oaks Country Club is set as a par 70, 6,885 yard track. 36 holes will be played on Monday followed by a final round of 18 on Tuesday. 
  • Oregon finished ninth at last season’s Ben Hogan Collegiate, with Greg Solhaug logging a T15 finish at 1-under. 
  • Oregon entered the 2023 season ranked 22nd in the Bushnell/Golfweek preseason coaches poll that was released Sept. 1. The Ducks are one of four Pac-12 schools to begin the season in the top 25. 
  • At the 2023 Mirabel Maui Jim Invitational, the Ducks opened the season with one of the best team scores in program history. The score of 821 was the fifth-lowest 54-hole mark in school history, while the 31-under par marked the fifth-lowest 54-hole-to-par mark. 
  • Several Ducks put on some stellar performances in the season-opener at the Mirabel Maui Jim Intercollegiate. Owen Avrittied his career-best round with a bogey-free 63 (-8) in the second round, boosting himself to tie for 13th overall. Thomas Jenkins Jr.logged his best tournament as a Duck in the Maui Jim Individual, firing a 12-under 204 (69-66-69) to tie for second place. Sophomore Aiden Krafftshot under-par in each of his three rounds, finishing with a 5-under 208 to tie for 25th. 
  • Owen Avritcurrently ranks 18th 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. –