Oregon Men Primed for Pac-12 Championship

EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 24 Oregon men’s golf team begins postseason play at the Pac-12 Championships on Friday, seeking its first conference crown since 2017. The tournament will be played as a 72-hole, 6-count-5 format at the Desert Forest Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.


The Pac-12 features five programs in the top 25 and 17 players in the top 100:

No. 3 Arizona State, No. 8 Arizona, No. 21 California, Colorado, No. 24 Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah, No. 10 Washington, Washington State


In this six-count-five event, the Ducks’ roll out each of the five players they used at last season’s NCAA Championships along with Eric Doyle as the sixth man.

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

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

3) Greyson Leach – 2023 All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention

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

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

6) Eric Doyle – Season-best T-21 finish at the Western Intercollegiate.


• The 6-count-5, 72-hole event begins with 36 holes on Friday followed by rounds of 18 on Saturday and Sunday. Desert Forest will play as a par-71 and 7,203 yards, making this just the sixth Pac-12 Championships to be played at 7,200 yards or longer.

• Oregon came in at No. 24 in the April 25 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 who is ranked No. 88.

• 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 483 career birdies, Stember has the third 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.

• Oregon’s starting lineup is loaded with experience as the Ducks used the same five players in the 2023 NCAA Regionals and the NCAA Championships. Nate Stember leads the way and is joined by Owen Avrit, Greg Solhaug, Aiden Krafft and Greyson Leach. After impressing with a T-21 finish at the Western Intercollegiate, Eric Doyle will make his second appearance in the Ducks’ starting lineup this season as the No. 6 man for Oregon.

• At the Amer Ari Intercollegiate (Feb. 8-10) Oregon tied the third-lowest tournament to par in program history at 33 under. 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.

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