Stember, Doyle Lead Way In Round One

WAIMEA, Hawaii – Three Ducks shot sub-70 rounds as the No. 18 Oregon men’s golf team fired an 11-under 277 in round one of the Amer Ari Intercollegiate at the Mauna Lani Resort Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.

Nate Stember and Eric Doyle led the day for the Ducks, shooting 5 under and 4 under, respectively, to position Oregon in a tie for 10thon the leaderboard with Stanford. Aiden Krafft, competing as an individual, was the third Duck to break 70 with his 3-under 69.

How It Happened

Stember – ranked No. 49 nationally – bogeyed on his first hole of the day, but responded by shooting par-or-better on each of his remaining holes. The fifth-year senior finished the day with six birdies, including a stretch in which he birdied four out of six on the back half of his round, to card a 67 and tie for 12th.

Making his first appearance in the Ducks’ lineup this season, Doyle turned in a five-birdie, one-bogey performance to finish tied for22nd, one stroke behind Stember. Greyson Leach was bogey-free with four birdies through his first 15 holes, but two late bogeys slowed his progress as the junior finished 2 under, good to tie for 49th on the leaderboard. Owen Avrit sank three birdies en route to shooting even par on the day, while Greg Solhaug used two birdies and an eagle to help finish 1 over.

Competing as an individual, Krafft sat at even par as he entered his final two holes but eagled the 15th before sinking a birdie on 16,vaulting up to a tie for 37th on the leaderboard in the late stages of the round.


“It’s been a long time since we last competed and we shook off some rust today,” head coach Casey Martin said. “Nate and Eric each played beautifully. The other guys played really solid as well but had some tough finishes today.”

Duck Scorecard

Amer Ari Intercollegiate

Mauna Lani Resort Golf Club – Par 72

T10. Oregon                                       277 (-11)

T12. Nate Stember                          67 (-5)

T22. Eric Doyle                                  68 (-4)

T37. Aiden Krafft (I)                         69 (-3)

T49. Greyson Leach                         70 (-2)

T76. Owen Avrit                                72 (E)

T91. Greg Solhaug                            73 (+1)


Solhaug’s eagle on hole two was the 10th of his collegiate career and is second-most among active Ducks (Leach, 11)…Stember’s six birdies gave him sole possession of sixth-most all time in program history (441).

Next Up

Second-round action begins Friday at 9:30 a.m. PT.

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