CARMEL, Calif. – The 19th-ranked Oregon men’s golf team sat atop the leaderboard after the first round of play at the Cal Poly Invitational on Monday evening, with fifth-year senior Nate Stember tied for the individual lead.
How It Happened
Due to frosty conditions in the morning, tee times were delayed which prevented a full 36 holes from being played. Teams were able to finish 27 holes before the day ended.
The Ducks came out firing to open the tournament as they sat atop the leaderboard with an 8-under 208 after the first 18 holes. Headlining for Oregon was Stember who shot six birdies in a 5-under performance that had him tied for the individual lead. Just behind him was Owen Avrit who turned in a 3-under performance that was good to tie for fifth after the first round, while Greg Solhaug used five birdies to shoot 2-under and put himself in a tie for 14th.
“This is a great golf course with fast greens and tough pins,” head coach Casey Martin said. “We handled it well today but need to play great tomorrow to get the win.”
Duck Scorecard (Through 18 Holes)
Cal Poly Invitational
The Preserve Club – Par 72 (7,041 yards)
1. Oregon 280 (-8)
T1. Nate Stember 67- (-5)
T6. Owen Avrit 69- (-3)
T14. Greg Solhaug 70- (-2)
T39. Greyson Leach 74 (+2)
T39. Eric Doyle (I) 74- (+2)
T77. Thomas Jenkins Jr. 79 (+7)
Three Ducks shot five or more birdies in the first round: Avrit, Solhaug and Stember.
The final 27 holes of the Cal Poly Invitational will take place tomorrow, with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m.
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