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Daniel Miernicki
Player Profile:
Daniel Miernicki 198374
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
City/State: Santee, Calif.
High School: Cathedral Catholic
Experience: High School

2011-12 : Tied for 12th place at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, helping UO tie overall for first place, shooting 7-under 206 (67-68-71) ... Helped lead UO to a first-place finish at The Prestige at PGA West, tying for fifth-place with fellow Duck Andrew Vijarro, shooting 9-under 207 (70-69-68) ... Was instrumental in helping the Ducks to a victory at the St. Mary's Invitational shooting 6-under 210 (72-68-70), placing third-place overall.

2010-11 : Tied for 54th place at the NCAA Regional, shooting 9-over 225 (75-76-74) ... Finished in a tie for 16th place at the Pac-10 Championship, assisting the Ducks to a tie for first-place at 5-over 285 (69-69-80-67) ... Tied for 47th at the 65th Annual Western Intercollegiate at 12-over 222 (71-79-72) ... Placed in a fourth place tie to help Oregon take first place at the OGIO Santa Barbara Invite by tying for first-place while shooting 4-under 212 (67-72-73) ... Tied for 13th at The Duck Invitational at 1-under 215 (71-72-72) as the Ducks took second place ... Finished in a tie for 10th place at the Bandon Dunes Championship, shooting 4-over 220 (72-74-74) ... Tied for 19th at the USC Collegiate Invitational at 3-over 216 (72-74-70) ... Won medalist honors at the Amer Air Invitational by shooting 13-under 203 (62-69-72) and prevailing in a three-way playoff ... Equaled the program record-low and set a course record with a 10-under 62 at the Waikoloa Kings' Course in Round 1 of the Amer Ari Invitational ... Fall 2010: Competed in all five fall events and led the team with a 72.3 scoring average ... Had a pair of top 10 finishes, highlighted by a tie for second at the Gifford Invitational after a 2-under 211 (72-70-69).

: Earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors ... Named to the U.S. squad for the 2010 Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland ... Finished the season with 70.62 stroke average, second on the squad and ninth in Division I ... Shot 9-over 225 (70-80-75), tying for 103rd at the NCAA Championships ... Placed second at the NCAA Southwest Regional, leading the Ducks to the team title with a 2-under 214 (72-69-73) ... UO's top golfer at the Pac-10 Championships, tying for sixth at 10-under 274 (68-71-64-71) ... Tied for 14th at the Western Collegiate with a 3-over 213 (72-69-72) ... Led the Ducks to the team title with a medalist performance at the U.S. Intercollegiate, shooting 8-under 202 (70-68-64) ... Tied for 11th overall at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational with a 3-under 210 (72-72-66) ... Closed with a 67 to shoot 1-over 217 (76-74-67) at the Barona Collegiate Cup, finishing tied for 11th and sharing the team lead ... Earned his first individual title, taking medalist honors at the Duck Invitational by shooting 7-under 209 (70-72-67) to lead UO to its second team victory of the spring ... Tied for 14th at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic with a score of 3-over 216 (72-74-70), second on the squad ... Fifth overall and third on team at the USC Invitational, shooting 4-under (69-68-72-209) ... Tied for tenth at the Mauna Lani Invitational, improving each day (74-73-70-217) to finish 1-over ... Fall 2009: Ranked second on the team with a 70.2 scoring average ... Tied for 13th in his first tournament of the fall, the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, by shooting 4-under 138 (67-71) ... Tied for 21st at the Del Walker Intercollegiate (67-73-69-209) ... Closed with a 67 to finish tied for eighth at the Pacific Invitational (73-69-67-209) ... Matched his collegiate career low (67) in first three tournaments of the fall ... Wrapped up fall as one of only 32 golfers nationally with an invitation to the prestigious College All-America Golf Classic ... Tied for 20th at 3-over 216 (71-71-74).

: Named to the PING All-America honorable mention team by the College Golf Coaches Association of America, becoming the first Oregon freshman to garner All-America honors since Craig Griswold in 1970. All-Pac-10 second team selection. After playing in only one tournament during the fall, set off on a torrid spring that saw him become Oregon's top golfer with a 72.3 scoring average. Seven top-20 finishes in nine events in the spring. Led Oregon three times, at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA Championships. Began spring by tying for 19th at the Hilo Intercollegiate (72-74-73-219). Tied for 11th at the Braveheart Classic (71-76-73-220). Tied for fifth at the Duck Invitational (67-78-72-217), where he shot a season-low 67 in the opening round. Tied for 13th at the Western Intercollegiate (75-76-70-221). Oregon's top golfer at the ASU Invitational, where he tied for third at 2-under 211 (68-75-68). Terrific debut at the Pac-10 Championships, where he tied for third at 5-under 283 (74-69-70-70). Helped lead Ducks to their second straight NCAA Championships by tying for seventh at 7-under 209 at the NCAA West Regional (69-71-69). Capped college season as Oregon's top golfer at the NCAA Championships where he tied for 36th (75-71-73-219).

Before Oregon : Finished third at the 2006 World Junior Golf championships and placed seventh in that event in 2007. Played at Cathedral Catholic High School for coach Doug McLean. Team was four-time Western League champions, one-time Southern California regional champions. As an individual, finished second in the 2006 California State Championships.

Personal : Born Daniel John Miernicki in Philadelphia, Pa. Parents are Paul and Maryann Miernicki. Has one older sister, Celine. Father played college basketball for the University of Scranton. Hobbies include basketball and football. Major is undeclared.

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