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Ducks Try to Keep Heat on Hot Spring at ASU
Release Date: 04/08/2009
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EUGENE, Ore. -- The Oregon men’s golf team will try to extend its hot spring Friday and Saturday at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. Teams will play 36 holes Friday at the par-71, 7,057-yard Karsten Golf Course and a final round on Saturday.

Oregon, which has won two of its last three tournaments, will be facing its toughest competition of the spring with four ranked teams among the field of 16. No. 16 Texas Christian leads the way, followed by No. 18 Colorado State, No. 19 Nevada-Las Vegas and No. 23 San Diego State. Also in the tournament are host and defending champion Arizona State, Arizona, Ball State, Brigham Young, California, UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge, Denver, Fresno State, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Oregon has relied on its four freshmen to post top five finishes in each tournament this spring. Robbie Ziegler leads the team with a 72.9 scoring average. The Canby, Ore., native is followed closely by fellow rookies Daniel Miernicki (73.7), Andrew Vijarro (73.9) and Eugene Wong (74.0).

The Ducks won the ASU Thunderbird for the first time ever in 2007 and finished sixth a year ago.

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