EUGENE – The Oregon men’s golf team kept itself in the hunt through 36-holes at the 25th Annual Duck Invitational held at the Emerald Valley Golf Course Monday. Sulman Raza paced the Ducks with a card of 70-73—143 (-1) to put the Ducks in contention with in-state rival Oregon State. Oregon ended the day with a team score of 292-292—584 (+8) and is in second place.

In first place are the Beavers who hold a two-stroke lead over UO in the team standings with a card of 292-290—582 (+6) behind Alex Franklin, who carded a 72-72—144 (E).

On the individual medal board, Byron Meth of Pacific, 69-72—141 (-3), holds a one-stroke lead over Minnesota’s Jose Mendez, 69-73—142 (-2).

Raza’s 1-under card puts him in a tie for third and kept him in the hunt on the individual board. Brandon Baumgarten who is playing separate from team score is in a tie for sixth with a card of 73-72—145 (+1). Zach Foushee rallied after getting roughed up on the front nine to finish at 2-over par and heads into Tuesday’s final round in a tie for 15th.

Brandon McIver is only 3-over par and tied for 20th despite firing in three double-bogies. Thomas Lim trails McIver by just one stroke with a card of 73-75—148 (+4) and sits in a tie for 25th heading into the final round.

The Ducks were tied for first heading into the second round at 4-over par (292) with in-state rival Oregon State and Loyola Marymount, who is coached by former Oregon assistant Brad Lanning.

The Lions however were relegated to third-place heading into the final round, but only trail the Ducks by one stroke with a team score of 292-293—585 (+9).

Oregon wraps up the 25th Annual Duck Invitational at 8:30 a.m. (PT) on Tuesday, March 25, with a shotgun start at the Emerald Valley Golf Course.

25th Annual Duck Invitational
1. Oregon State – 292-290—582 (+6)
2. Oregon – 292-292—584 (+8)
3. LMU – 292-293—585 (+9)
4. Minnesota – 294-294—588 (+12)
5. Nevada – 295-295—590 (+14)
6. Boise State – 295-299—594 (+18)
T7. Idaho – 295-300—595 (+19)
T7. Colorado – 294-301—595 (+19)
9. Utah – 295-301—596 (+20)
10. Air Force – 295-303—598 (+22)
11. St. Mary’s – 298-301—599 (+23)
12. Wyoming – 304-296—600 (+24)
T13. Santa Clara – 301—300—601 (+25)
T13. Pacific – 306-295—601 (+25)
15. Gonzaga – 302-301—603 (+27)
16. San Jose State – 306-301—607 (+31)