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Ducks Edged in Playoff at Pac-10 Championship
Release Date: 05/01/2011
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STANFORD, Calif. -- The final round of the 52nd annual Pac-10 men's golf championship wasn't enough to decide the team or individual titles with a playoff needed on both accounts. In the end, No. 17 USC edged No. 22 Oregon on the first extra hole and the Trojans' Matt Trainer downed Oregon State's Alex Moore on the seventh to settle the scores.

The Ducks, which began the day tied with UCLA for third place at 20-over par - nine strokes off the lead - shot the low team score of the tournament (-5, 345) to catch USC, which carded a final round 354 (+4). Both sides ended 72 holes at 15-over 1,415.

The Trojans made up for their slip in quick fashion, needing only a single playoff hole to break the tie.

Daniel Miernicki and Jack Dukeminier shot 3-under 67s, while Andrew Vijarro shot 69 to lead UO's final round charge, combining to shoot -8 on the back nine. Vijarro was -4 on the back side alone, collecting an eagle on the par-4 15th hole.

Dukeminer and Vijarro tied for 11th overall at 4-over 284. Miernicki, who finished with his third below-par round out of four, tied for 16th at 5-over and was undone only by a 10-over 80 in Round 3.

Eugene Wong closed with his second straight even par round, tying for 20th at 6-over. Jack Paton (+7) tied for 22nd and Robbie Ziegler (+8) tied for 25th.

No. 2 UCLA placed third at 18-over, followed by host No. 20 Stanford (+20) and Cal (+37).

Trainer and Moore each finished at 5-under 275. Alex Kim (-3) of UCLA finished third, while Stanford’s Andrew Yun (-2) placed fourth among individuals.

Oregon now awaits word on a berth in NCAA Regional play, which begins on May 19 at a site to be determined. The Ducks posted a school-best third-place finish at last year's NCAA Championship.

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