BREMERTON, Wash. - The No. 14 University of Oregon men's golf team capped its season opener in a tie for sixth place Tuesday in the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational at the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain.
The Ducks (sixth-tie, 300-300-299-899) improved a position in the overall standings, and ended with a 33-over score on the par-71, 6,707-yard course.
Overall in the team results, No. 5 Washington (first, 283-290-289-862) owned a nine-stroke on the field and was followed by No. 10 Texas A&M (second, 292-287-292-871).
Other teams ahead of or tied with UO included St. Mary's (third, 291-396-294-881), UC Davis (fourth, 298-291-293-882), No. 17 San Diego State (fifth, 294-297-297-888) and Washington State (sixth-tie, 291-302-306-899).
For the Ducks, sophomore Rak Cho (sixth-tie, 74-69-74-217) led UO in a round for the third straight round (and seventh in his career), and in a tournament's final standings for the third time among his 10 collegiate events.
Other Oregon team entries included redshirt senior Robbie Ziegler (30th-tie, 74-78-74-226), freshmen Brandon McIver (38th-tie, 76-78-74-228) and Sulman Raza (38th-tie, 76-75-77-228) and sophomore Jonathan Woo (65th-tie, 78-80-81-239).
Three other Ducks played as individuals and their placings among the individual entries-only follow: freshman Ryann Ree (12th-tie, 74-72-73-219 (+6)), Tyler Parker (15th-tie, 77-71-72-220 (+7)) and Jack Pennington (31st, 80-81-78-239 (+26)).
On the individual leaderboard, Caston Roberts of Washington (69-66-76-211 (-5)) won the event by four strokes over his Husky teammates Trevor Simsby (second-tie, 70-76-69-215) and Chris Williams (second-tie, 69-71-75-215).
Complete results are available at the www.Golfstat.com website, and more tourney information is at the www.GoHuskies.com website.
Looking ahead, the Ducks play next weekend at the St. Mary's Invitational in Monterey, Calif., September 24-25.
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