Men’s Golf Travels to The Prestige

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon men’s golf is set to compete in The Prestige, teeing off on Monday (Feb. 19) at the PGA West Greg Norman Course in La Quinta, Calif.

The No. 22 Ducks are coming off a 33-under performance at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate which tied for the third-lowest score to par in program history at a 54 hole event and was the lowest since the 2014-15 season.


The Ducks will be a part of a 24-team field featuring five top-25 programs:

Baylor, Cal Poly, No. 24 Chattanooga, Colorado State, No. 25 Duke, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville, Loyola Marymount, Nevada, Northwestern, No. 22 Oregon, Oregon State, Princeton, San Diego, San Francisco, SMU, Stanford, No. 19 Texas Tech, UC Davis, UCLA, No. 5 Washington, Washington State


The Ducks’ starting lineup features four of the individuals who started at last season’s NCAA Championships and a freshman making his first appearance in the starting lineup:

1) No. 51 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) Aiden Krafft – 2023 Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention.

5) Hugh Adams – Making his first appearance in the Oregon starting lineup.


  • The Ducks are set for their second tournament of the spring as they travel to La Quinta, Calif., for The Prestige, which tees off on Feb. 19. The three-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at the PGA West Greg Norman Course.
  • Oregon came in at No. 22 in the most recent College Golf Rankings and are one of five Pac-12 programs to feature in the top 25. Individually, the Ducks are represented in the top 100 by Nate Stember (No. 51).
  • Last time out Oregon shot 33 under par at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate, tying for the third-lowest tournament to par in program history. The Ducks were led by Nate Stember, who carded a career-best 13 under (203) as he tied for 19th overall. Each of Oregon’s five starters finished the tournament under par as the Ducks finished 14th in a field that featured nine programs ranked in the top 25.
  • Owen Avrit currently ranks 22nd in PGA TOUR University’s rankings for the class of 2024, whileNate Stember sits at 41st on the list.
  • 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 453 career birdies, Stember is tied with Brandon McIver (2013-16) for the fourth most by any Duck since at least 1993-94, and is seeking to join Eugene Wong (505) and Daniel Miernicki (563) as the only golfers in program history to eclipse 500 in a career.
  • Freshman Hugh Adams is getting the nod as he makes his first appearance in the starting lineup for Oregon this season. The Stourbridge, England, native has played in one tournament this season, finishing 9 over at the Husky Invitational Individual tournament in September.

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