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Ducks Finish Strong at ASU Invitational, Place Fourth
Release Date: 04/03/2010
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- In a field featuring six of the top 10 teams in men's college golf, the No. 4 Oregon Ducks had their best round at the ASU Thunderbird Classic, shooting 7-under 277 to finish the 54-hole tournament tied for fourth place with Arizona and Stanford at 6-under 846.

Pac-10 schools took the top eight spots in the 16-team tourney with Washington, UCLA and USC finishing 1-2-3.

"We had a solid comeback today," said head coach Casey Martin after his squad extended its season-long streak of placing fourth or better. "Overall, I'm pretty satisfied, especially when you consider the field. There are a few things we need to fix, but they are issues that can be corrected."

Eugene Wong had another strong showing, tying for third at 6-under 207. The sophomore Canadian was under par in all three rounds after entering the week ranked second in the NCAA in scoring average (70.15).

Daniel Miernicki shot a closing round 66 to tie for 11th at 3-under 210 an the 7,057-yard, par 71 Karsten Golf Course.

"We've been riding Wong and Daniel all season and they continue to play well," Martin said. "Our other guys struggled a bit early, but did enough today to help us climb back."

Jack Dukeminier tied for 35th at 2-over 215, Andrew Vijarro finished tied for 61st at 7-over 220 and Jack Paton earned a share of 70th place at 9-over 222. Vijarro shot a 1-under 70 over the final 18 holes.

The Ducks have just two tournaments remaining before the Pac-10 Championships at the end of April, starting with the U.S. Intercollegiate hosted by Stanford April 11-13 at Stanford G.C.

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