BREMERTON, Wash. – Nate Stember shot a 2-under 70 on the final day of competition to tie for 14th at the Husky Invitational on Tuesday. Stember was the top finisher for the 22nd-ranked Oregon men’s golf team, which placed 5th in the tournament by shooting 857 (-7) overall.
How It Happened
Stember entered the day tied for 26th at even par, but shot a second-consecutive round of 70 to bump himself up in the standings. Aiden Krafft logged his second top-25 finish in as many tournaments after shooting 1-under overall. After a 2-over performance in the first round, Greg Solhaug recovered nicely with back-to-back rounds of 71 as he and Owen Avrit carded even par in the tournament to finish tied for 28th.
In the Husky Individual competition, Oregon freshman Kyreece Romero stole the show in the final round as he carded a 5-under 67, notching a top-20 finish in his first collegiate event. Zikang Zhan finished three strokes back of Romero to finish tied for 33rd, while Jay Gould-Healy and Eric Doyle each tied for 35th at 3-over.
“It was a tough event for us,” head coach Casey Martin said. “We had too many loose golf shots and we need to clean some things up. Our guys know what to do and we’ll work to get it corrected.”
Gold Mountain Olympic – Par 71 (7,115 yards)
5. Oregon 286-281-290—857 (-7)
T14. Nate Stember 74-70-70—214 (-2)
T22. Aiden Krafft 71-68-76—215 (-1)
T28. Owen Avrit 68-74-74—216 (E)
T28. Greg Solhaug 74-71-71—216 (E)
T48. Thomas Jenkins Jr. 74-71-75—220 (+4)
T64. Hugh Adams (I) 70-74-81—225 (+9)
Husky Invitational Individual
Gold Mountain Cascade – Par 72 (7,055 yards)
T20. Kyreece Romero 74-73-67—214 (-2)
T33. Zikang Zhan 72-71-74—217 (+1)
T35. Jay Gould-Healy 72-73-74—219 (+3)
T35. Eric Doyle 76-70-73—219 (+3)
Aiden Krafft’s par-or-better streak ended at 39-consecutive holes with a bogey on hole five…Oregon led the field with 180 pars…Aiden Krafft was tied for second in the field with 41 pars…Kyreece Romero was tied for second in the Husky Individual field with 38 pars.
Oregon heads to Fort Worth, Texas, to face a loaded field at the Ben Hogan Invitational hosted by TCU. The two-day event begins Monday, Oct. 2, and features 14 opponents currently ranked inside the top 25. – www.GoDucks.com