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Resurgent Ducks Head to Pac-10 Championship
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 04/28/2011
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STANFORD, Calif. -- The University of Oregon will take part in the 52nd annual Pac-10 Conference men's golf championship Friday through Sunday at Stanford Golf Club.

The Ducks, who have broken into the top 25 for the first time since the fall, now sit at No. 22 in the latest Golfstat.com rankings thanks to a strong finish to their regular season. Oregon comes into the Pac-10 championship off of five straight top-three finishes, including a tournament victory at the OGIO Santa Barbara Invite in late March.

Fifth-year head coach Casey Martin , last year's Pac-10 coach of the year, will start senior Jack Dukeminier , juniors Daniel Miernicki , Jack Paton , Andrew Vijarro and Eugene Wong , and sophomore Robbie Ziegler at 72-hole event. Teams will count the top-five individual scorers with the lowest scores after each round on the par 70, 6,742-yard course.

The Ducks placed sixth at last year's conference championship, but went on to a school-best third-place showing at the NCAAs. Miernicki, a two-time medalist this season, was UO's top man a year ago at the Pac-10s, tying for sixth at 10-under par.

Oregon's only outright conference title in men's golf was in 1959 as a member of the Pac-8. The Ducks were North Division champions in 1976 and 1977, but a conference tourney was not contested either of those seasons.

Teams will play 36 holes on Friday, with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. PT. Saturday's single round will tee off at 9 a.m., while Sunday's final round will start at 8 a.m.

Fans can follow live scoring at www.Golfstat.com .


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