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Miernicki & No. 12 UO Sweep Stanford Tourney Titles
Release Date: 04/01/2012
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*Complete hole-by-hole results are available via the link to the right.

STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 12 University of Oregon men's golf team celebrated its second team win of the week and fifth of the season Sunday with its one-stroke decision over No. 8 USC in the final round of the U.S. Intercollegiate at the Stanford Golf Course.

On the individual front, Duck senior Daniel Miernicki (first, 66-72-66-204) tied the tourney low round with his four-under 66 Sunday and won by five strokes over the UCLA pair of Pedro Figueiredo (second-tie, 67-74-68-209) and Jay Hwang (second-tie, 70-71-68-209) and USC's Sam Smith (second-tie, 70-69-70-209).

Miernicki shot five birdies in the final round on the par-5 first, seventh and 16th holes and par-3 eighth and 17 holes. He added par scores on 12 holes (#2-6, 9-15) and had only one bogey on the day on the 18th.

Career-wise, the returning honorable mention All-American enjoyed his second win in the event after he won the 2010 edition (70-68-64-202). He also won the Duck Invitational as a sophomore and Amer Ari Invitational and OGIO Santa Barbara Invitational as a junior.

His six-under team score was his eighth-lowest as a collegian. Sunday's team-best round was also his third of the campaign and 51st career-wise, to go along with his school record 79th career round of par or better.

The Santee, Calif., also paced UO in a tourney for the first time this season and 16th time in his career.

The Ducks featured two others in the top five overall - senior Eugene Wong (fifth-tie, 69-68-73-210) and redshirt junior Robbie Ziegler (fifth-tie, 68-70-72-210).

UO's other two entries, senior Andrew Vijarro (25th-tie, 69-74-74-217) and freshman Rak Cho (75-74-74-223) shot the same final-round score. Another Duck, redshirt senior Jack Paton, competed as an individual (77th-tie, 81-75-75-231).

UO's other final-round birdie-par counts follow: Wong (3/10), Ziegler (1/14), Vijarro (1/12) and Cho (1/13).

On the team front, the No. 12 Ducks (first, 272-284-285-841) held off a charge by the No. 12 Trojans (second, 279-285-278-842) who logged the best score of the final round.

No. 13 Stanford followed in third place (284-284-281-849), ahead of No. 6 UCLA (fourth, 277-291-284-852) and No. 5 Washington (fifth, 280-300-283-863).

The 17-team field featured one other top-15 nationally-ranked ranked team - No. 9 San Diego State - who followed in seventh place (285-293-295-873).

A link to complete tourney results is available in the box above to the right, and more tourney information is at the website.

Earlier this season, UO posted team wins in its first three events of the fall - the St Mary's Invitational, The Prestige and Alister MacKenzie Invitational - and its lone home event earlier this week, the Oregon Duck Invitational.

Looking ahead, UO next competes in the Western Intercollegiate at the Pasatiempo Course in Santa Cruz, Calif., Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15.



Western Intercollegiate
Stanford Golf Course (Par 70, 6,742 yards)
Stanford, Calif.
Fri.-Sun., March 30-April 1, 2012

Team Results - 1, Oregon, 272-284-285-841. 2, USC, 279-285-278-842. 3, Stanford, 284-284-281-849. 4, UCLA, 277-291-284-852. 5, Washington, 280-300-283-863. 5, Washington, 280-300-283-863. 6, Stanford, 284-294-294-872. 7, San Diego State, 285-293-295-873. 8, Oregon State, 287-303-292-882. 9, San Jose State, 294-303-287-884. 10t, Nevada, 282-305-298-885. 10t, Colorado, 292-300-293-885. 12, Washington State, 294-297-296-887. 13, San Francisco, 285-306-299-890. 14, Pepperdine, 295-306-299-900. 15, Fresno State, 285-308-310-903. 16, Utah, 304-313-291-908. 17, UC Davis, 287-314-312-913.

Individual Results - 1, Daniel Miernicki, Oregon, 66-72-66-204. 2t, Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA, 67-74-68-209. 2t, Jay Hwang, UCLA, 70-71-68-209. 2t, Sam Smith, USC, 70-69-70-209.  5t, Eugene Wong, Oregon, 69-68-73-210. 5t, Robbie Ziegler, Oregon, 68-70-72-210. 5t, Patrick Rodgers, Stanford, 68-67-75-210. 8t, Anton Arboleda, UCLA, 68-73-70-211. 8t, Pontus Widegren, UCLA, 71-72-68-211. 10t, Jeffrey Kang, USC< 70-70-72-212. 10t, Andrew Yun, Stanford, 71-73-68-212.

Oregon Team Results - 1, Daniel Miernicki, 66-72-66-204. 5t, Eugene Wong, 69-68-73-210. 5t, Robbie Ziegler, 68-70-72-210. 25t, Andrew Vijarro, 69-74-74-217. 46, Rak Cho, 75-74-74-223.

Oregon Individual - 77t, Jack Paton, 81-75-75-231.





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