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No. 11 Ducks Open Championship Slate in Corvallis
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Release Date: 04/25/2012
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THIS WEEK’S No. 11 OREGON MEN'S GOLF ACTION
Event:
Pac-12 Championships
Dates: Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 2012
Course: Trysting Tree Golf Club, Corvallis, Ore.
Scoring: Six Players / Count Five
Format: Friday 36 holes; Saturday 18 holes; Sunday 18 holes
Daily First Tee Time (1st/10th Holes): 8 a.m. Pacific Time each day
 
Teams (Current Golfstat rankings): UCLA (2), USC (5), California (6), Stanford (9), Oregon (11), Washington (13), Oregon State (52), Arizona (57), Colorado (72), Arizona State (83), Washington State (117), Utah (209).

Live www.Golfstat.com Results Link: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=2934

 

SETTING THE STAGE
EUGENE – This weekend, the No. 11-ranked University of Oregon men’s golf team looks to continue its recent run of success in the first stage of the championship slate.

The Pac-12 Championships will be hosted by Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., and will feature six teams ranked top 13 in the nation’s top golf conference - No. 2 UCLA, No. 4 USC, No. 6 California, No. 10 Stanford, No. 11 Oregon and No. 13 Washington.

Two Duck individuals rank 25 nationally - seniors Eugene Wong (third, 70.23) and Daniel Miernicki (15th, 70.97) – and are among seven in the league on hand this weekend.

Under sixth-year head coach Casey Martin, UO’s runner-up finish last year and in ’09 tied its best-ever placing (among five in school history).

Besides Wong and Miernicki, two other Ducks stood top 175 this week – redshirt junior Robbie Ziegler (151st, 73.00) and senior Andrew Vijarro (162nd, 72.67).

Last week in the Aggie Invitational near College Station, Texas, the Ducks won their sixth team title of the campaign and beat three top-10 teams including No. 1 Texas. The Ducks featured three top-five individual placers in seniors Daniel Miernicki (second) and Eugene Wong (third) and redshirt junior Robbie Ziegler (fifth) and three more top-30 finishers.

In the past month, the Ducks also staked team titles in the Oregon Duck Invitational and U.S. Intercollegiate in the span of seven days during spring break. Miernicki won his second Stanford Intercollegiate title, and Andrew Vijarro won his first collegiate event in the Oregon Duck Invitational.

Looking ahead, six NCAA Regionals follow on Thursday-Saturday, May 17-19, with the top five teams from each regional advancing to the NCAA Championships, May 29-June 3 at the Riviera Coutry Club in Los Angeles.


RECENT DUCK PAC-12 SCORECARDS
Daniel Miernicki: 2009 - 3rd-t, 74-69-70-70-283 (-5); 2010 - 6th, 68-71-64-71-274 (-10); 2011 - 16th-t, 69-69-80-285
Eugene Wong: 2009 - 9th-t, 71-74-70-73-288; 2010 - 20th-t, 74-69-72-67-282 (-2); 2011 - 20th-t, 73-73-70-286
Andrew Vijarro: 2009 - 49th-t, 75-80-70-78-303; 2010 - 51st-t, 72-71-76-75-294; 2011 - 11th-t, 70-73-72-284
Robbie Ziegler: 2009 - 16th-t, 72-75-73-71-291; 2011 - 25th-t, 73-72-71-288
Jack Paton: 2010 - 46th-t, 71-77-70-74-292); 2011 - 47th-t, 73-75-74-222


UO CONFERENCE HISTORY
Oregon’s runner-up finish last year was its second under head coach Casey Martin, and tied its best-ever placing that it had posted four times before (1985, '86, '97, '09). In prior Pac-8 Championships between 1965-78, UO had also finished second twice before, and won the North Division in 1976 and '77.

UO’s all-time Pac-12 finishes follow: 1979 5th, 1980 6th, 1981 3rd, 1982 4th, 1983 5th, 1984 7th, 1985 2nd, 1986 2nd, 1987 4th, 1989 T4th, 1990 6th, 1991 6th, 1992 5th, 1993 6th, 1994 T6th, 1995 5th, 1996 10th, 1997 2nd, 1998 7th, 1999 3rd, 2000 4th, 2001 8th, 2002 5th, 2003 7th, 2004 7th, 2005 5th, 2006 10th, 2007 8th, 2008 9th-t, 2009 2nd, 2010 6th-t, 2011 2nd (1st-tie-regulation)


ALL-TIME PAC-12 TEAM CHAMPIONS
1960 Stanford
1961 Washington
1962 USC
1963 Washington
1964 USC
1965 USC
1966 USC
1967 USC
1968 Stanford
1969 USC
1970 Stanford
1971 USC
1972 USC
1973 USC
1974 Stanford
1975 USC
1976-t Oregon (North)
1976-t USC (South)
1977-t Oregon (N)
1977-t Stanford (S)
1978 USC
1979 Arizona State
1980 USC
1981 Arizona State
1982 UCLA
1983 UCLA
1984 USC
1985 UCLA
1986 USC
1987 Arizona
1988 Washington
1989 Arizona State
1990 Arizona State
1991 Arizona
1992 Stanford
1993 Arizona State
1994 Stanford
1995 Arizona State
1996 Arizona State
1997 Arizona State
1998 Arizona State
1999 Arizona State
2000 Arizona State
2001 USC
2002 USC
2003 UCLA
2004 Arizona
2005 Washington
2006 UCLA
2007 USC
2008 Arizona State
2009 Washington
2010 Washington
2011 USC
 

ALL-TIME PAC-12 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS
1958 Alan Geiberger, USC 286
1959 Alan Geiberger, USC 288
1960 Pete Choate, STAN 293
1961 Clint Names, WASH 286
1962 Pete Choate, STAN 290
1963 Dave Stockton, USC 288
1964 Sherman Finger, USC 280
1965 Sherman Finger, USC 286
1966 Sherman Finger, USC 291
1967 Kemp Richardson, USC 282
1968 Kemp Richardson, USC 290
1969-t Bob Allard, OSU 289
1969-t Bruce Osborne, USC 289
1969-t S. Adelman, STAN 289
1970-t Craig Griswold, ORE 291
1970-t Pete Lazzlo, UCLA 291
1970-t Allan Tapie, USC 291
1970-t Gary Sanders, USC 291
1971 Scott Masingill, OSU 292
1972 Craig Griswold, ORE 290
1973 Mark Pfeil, USC 274
1974 Peter Jacobsen, ORE 280
1975 Scott Simpson, USC 290
1976 Peter Jacobsen, ORE (N) 209
1976-t Scott Simpson, USC (S) 214
1977-t Phil Currie, ORE (N) 215
1977-t Mike Peck, STAN (S) 288
1977-t Larry Collins, USC (S) 288
1978t- Brent Murray, ORE 286
1978t-Mike Peck, STAN 286
1979-t Scott Watkins, ASU 277
1979-tDan Croonquist, ASU 277
1980-t Jim Bertoncino, ASU 280
1980-t Jack Skilling, STAN 280
1980-t Craig Steinberg, USC 280
1981-t Dan Forsman, ASU 283
1981-t Tony Grimes, ASU 283
1982 Corey Pavin, UCLA 273
1983-t Steve Pate, UCLA 290
1983-t Sam Randolph, USC 290
1984-t Paul Nolen, ARIZ 276
1984-t Mike Blewett, USC 276
1985 Duffy Waldorf, UCLA 279
1986 Don Walsworth, STAN 296
1987 Larry Silveira, ARIZ 289
1988 O.D. Vincent, WASH 214
1989 Christian Cevaer, STAN 203
1990 Phil Mickelson, ASU 278
1991 Manny Zerman, ARIZ 278
1992 Christian Cevaer, STAN 276
1993 Jason Gore, ARIZ 284
1994 Jason Gore, ARIZ 287
1995 Charlie Wi, CAL 279
1996 Tiger Woods, STAN 270
1997 Scott Johnson, ASU 278
1998 Paul Casey, ASU 283
1999 Paul Casey, ASU 265*
2000 Paul Casey, ASU 265*
2001 Ricky Barnes, ARIZ 268
2002 Jim Seki, STAN 284
2003 John Merrick, UCLA 276
2004 Henry Liaw, ARIZ 279
2005 Erik Olson, WASH 276
2006 Daniel Im, UCLA 277
2007 Jamie Lovemark, USC 269
2008 Creighton Honeck, ARIZ 281
2009 Darren Wallace, WASH 277
2010 Eric Mina, CAL 268
2011 Martin Trainer, USC 275

* Lowest 72-hole individual total in Pac-12


PAC-12 NOTES
This week, the No. 11 Ducks are one of six teams ranked top 13 in the nation’s top golf conference that also features No. 2 UCLA, No. 4 USC, No. 6 California, No. 9 Stanford and No. 13 Washington.

Other teams’ rankings follow: Oregon State (52), Arizona (57), Colorado (72), Arizona State (83), Washington State (117), Utah (209).

Individual-wise, senior Eugene Wong (third, 70.23, +0.482) is the highest Pac-12 player in the national individual rankings, and others ranked top 40 include Stanford freshman Patrick Rodgers (fourth, 70.85), Washington junior Chris Williams (seventh, 70.54) and freshman Cheng-Tsung Pan (12th, 70.92), Oregon senior Daniel Miernicki (15th, 70.97), USC senior Steve Lim (23rd, 71.54), Stanford junior Andrew Yun (30th, 71.87), UCLA junior Pedro Figeiredo (34th, 71.88) and California junior Max Homa (37th, 71.37).

In last June's NCAA Championships, the ‘Conference of Champions’ featured one team in the quarterfinals (UCLA), and the Bruins led the stroke play scoring (872) by three strokes. Three other league members placed in the opening three rounds - USC (12th-t, 895), Arizona State (18th, 899) and California (19th-t, 902).

On the individual front, the Pac-12 featured the 2011 NCAA runner-up - UCLA's Patrick Cantlay (72-69-71-212), and two four more top-20 finishers in California's Michael Weaver (eighth-tie, 71-71-74-216) and Max Homa (17th-t, 73-74-72-219), USC's Jeffrey Kang (20th-t, 72-73-75-220) and UCLA's Gregor Main (20th-t, 72-70-78-220).

Historically, five different Pac-12 teams (Stanford (7 - 1938, 39, 41, 42, 46, 53, 94), Arizona State (2 - 1990, 96), UCLA (2 - 1988, 208), Arizona (1 - 1992) and California (1 - 2004) have combined for 13 NCAA team titles since the first collegiate championship in 1897.

League individuals have claimed 14 national championships in the same span courtesy of Stanford's Frank Tatum (1942) and Tiger Woods (1996), USC's Scott Simpson (1976, '77), Ron Commons (1981) and Jamie Lovemark (2007), Arizona State's Jim Carter (1983), Phil Mickelson (1989, '90, '92), Todd Demsey (1993) and Alejandro Cañizares (2003),Washington's James Lepp (2005) and UCLA's Kevin Chappell (2008).


RECENT DUCK ACTION
BRYAN, Texas (4/20-22/12) - Last week, senior and event runner-up Daniel Miernicki led then-No. 13 Oregon to its sixth victory of the season in final-round action in the Aggie Invitational at the Traditions Golf Club.

The Ducks (376-376-357-1109) carded a three-under, five-person final round score (356) - the tourney low - to post an 11-stroke win.

No. 1 Texas (385-378-357-1120) and host and No. 15 Texas A&M (378-381-361-1120) followed for a tie in second place in the 10-team field that featured four top-20 squads.

No. 28 Oklahoma State (384-377-371-1132) and No. 30 Oklahoma State (393-376-370-1139) followed in fourth and fifth place, just ahead of No. 16 New Mexico (sixth, 392-388-368-1148) and No. 29 Baylor (seventh, 391-386-374-1151)

Miernicki (second, 73-70-74-217) led UO in a tourney's final standings for the second time this year (and both in the last three events) and 16th time career-wise. The former honorable mention All-American ended four strokes behind event champion - New Mexico's Victor Perez (first, 73-71-69-213).

One stroke back, Duck senior Eugene Wong tied for third place (73-75-70-218) with Toni Hakula of Texas (74-72-72-218).

The duo now have seven and five top-five respective placings on the year, including four and three, respectively, the last four events.

Redshirt junior Robbie Ziegler (fifth, 75-74-70-219) tied his best overall placing of the year, thanks to his two-under 70 final round. That season best-tying score was also his eighth round of par or better this year and 29th career-wise.

Senior Andrew Vijarro climbed 15th positions the final day to tie for 20th place (78-79-71-228), and carded his 13th round of par or better and 49th career-wise.

Sophomore Ben Itterman (20th-tie, 77-79-72-228) followed with his second round of par or better in 2011-12, en route to his first top-20 effort of the season and third career-wise.

Freshman Jonathan Woo (29th-tie, 78-78-74-230) rounded out UO's entries with his third, top-30 placing in four collegiate events (and first for the Ducks as a team entrant).

For the tourney, Duck player birdie/par counts follow: Miernicki (10/34), Wong (10/33), Ziegler (10/34), Vijarro (7/35), Itterman (7/33) and Woo (7/34).


DUCKS CUT LOOSE - SPRING BREAK STYLE
In the Oregon Duck Invitational in late March, senior Andrew Vijarro posted his first collegiate win (71-70-69-210) at the Eugene Country Club. The Bend, Ore., native carded his third under-par tourney total this season and ninth career-wise, and was only three shy of his career best (-9) that came in The Prestige event last fall (fifth, 68-71-68-207).

Following single strokes back in second and third place, senior teammates Eugene Wong (69-69-73-211) and Daniel Miernicki (71-69-72-212) cemented a 1-2-3 Duck sweep individually.

UO featured a fourth team entry in the top 10 overall in redshirt junior Robbie Ziegler (eighth-tie, 73-71-71-215), and three individual entries also placed top 35 overall - freshman Jonathan Woo (16th-tie, 73-73-73-219), sophomore Ben Itterman (32nd-tie, 73-76-74-223) and junior Jack Pennington (35th-tie, 77-70-77-224).

Team-wise on the par 72, 7,007-yard course, Oregon shot a 17-under team score (284-279-284-847) and held off Long Beach State (second, 280-284-285-849) by two strokes. The Ducks entered the morning with a one-stroke lead, and both teams held slim leads at various points during the finale. No. 34 St. Mary's followed in third place (287-289-287-863), just ahead of Oregon State (fourth, 295-289-296-880) and Pacific (fifth, 293-296-292-881).

UO's team victory was its seventh in the 23rd edition of the event after similar placings in 1989, '90, '93, '99 2002 and '10. Likewise, Vijarro's individual crown was Oregon's seventh in event history.

Later in the week in the U.S. Intercollegiate (3/30-4/1/12), then-No. 12 UO (272-284-285-841) held off a late run by then-No. 8 USC (second, 279-285-278-842) in the final round for a one-stroke win at the Stanford Golf Course, while senior Daniel Miernicki posted his fifth individual win career-wise.

The Santee, Calif., native (first, 66-72-66-204) tied the tourney low round with his four-under 66 finale and won by five strokes over the UCLA pair of Pedro Figueiredo (second-tie, 67-74-68-209) and Jay Hwang (second-tie, 70-71-68-209) and USC's Sam Smith (second-tie, 70-69-70-209).

Career-wise, the returning honorable mention All-American enjoyed his second win in the event after he won the 2010 edition (70-68-64-202). His other collegiate victories came in the Duck Invitational and U.S. Intercollegiate as a sophomore and Amer Ari Invitational and OGIO Santa Barbara Invitational as a junior. His six-under team score was also his eighth-lowest as a collegian, and he paced UO in a tourney for the first time this season and 16th time in his career.

The Ducks featured two others in the top five overall - senior Eugene Wong (fifth-tie, 69-68-73-210) and redshirt junior Robbie Ziegler (fifth-tie, 68-70-72-210). UO's other entries included senior Andrew Vijarro (25th-tie, 69-74-74-217), freshman Rak Cho (46th-t, 75-74-74-223) and redshirt senior Jack Paton (77th-tie, 81-75-75-231), and the latter competed as an individual.


OREGON PLAYER CAREER OVERVIEWS

- Eugene Wong, Sr., North Vancouver, B.C.
Led UO 44 Rounds (Sr. 16, Jr. 5, So. 15, Fr. 8) / 12 Tourneys (Sr. 5, Jr. 2, So. 4, Fr. 1)
59 Under-Par Rounds (Sr. 18, Jr. 5, So. 26, Fr. 10)
16 Rounds at Par (Sr. 1, Jr. 4, So. 5, Fr. 6)
Career Best Round 63/64 (-8) (Sr. 63/64 (-8), Jr. 68 (-4), So. 64 (-7), Fr. 65 (-7))
Career Best Tourney Place 1st x3 (Sr. 1st, Jr. 5th, So. 1st x2, Fr. 10th)
Career Best Tourney Score 195 (-18) (Sr. 195 (-18), Jr. 214 (-2), So. 203 (-10), Fr. 208 (-8))

- Daniel Miernicki, Sr., Santee, Calif.
Led UO 55 Rounds (Sr. 7, Jr. 13, So. 20, Fr. 15) /  Tourneys 16 (Sr. 2,Jr. 4, So. 6, Fr. 4)
57 Under-Par Rounds (Sr. 14, Jr. 13, So. 19, Fr. 11)
22 Rounds at Par (Sr. 5, Jr. 6, So. 8, Fr. 6)
Career Best Round 62 (-10) (Sr. 67/68 (-4), Jr. 62 (-10), So. 64 (-7), Fr. 67 (-5))
Career Best Tourney Place 1st-5 Times (Sr. 1st, Jr. 1st x2, So. 1st x2, Fr. 3rd)
Career Best Tourney Score 203 (-13) (Sr. 207 (-9), Jr. 203 (-13), So. 274 (-10), Fr. 209 (-7))

- Andrew Vijarro, Sr. Bend, Ore.
Led UO 23 Rounds (Sr.4, Jr. 6, So. 8, Fr. 5) / 10 Tourneys (Jr. 5, So. 3, Fr. 2)
39 Under-Par Rounds (Sr. 11, Jr. 8, 15 So., 5 Fr.)
10 Rounds at Par 10 (Sr. 2, Jr. 4, So. 3, Fr.  1)
Career Best Round 66 (-5) (Sr. 68 (-4), Jr. 68 (-4), So. 66 (-5), Fr. 68 (-4))
Career Best Tourney Place 1st (Sr. 1st, Jr. 4th, So. 3rd, Fr. 4th)
Career Best Tourney Score  207 (-9) (Sr. 207 (-9), Jr. 214 (-1), So. 135 (-7), Fr. 209 (-1))

- Robbie Ziegler, RJr., Canby, Ore.
Led UO 20 Rounds (Jr. 3, So. 5, Fr. 12) / 5 Tourneys (Jr. 1, So. 1, Fr. 3)
24 Under-Par Rounds (Jr. 7, So. 7, Fr. 10)
5 Rounds at Par (Jr. 1 So. 2, Fr. 2)
Career Best Round 66 (-6) (Jr.68/ 70 (-2), So. 66 (-6), Fr. 69 (-3))
Career Best Tourney Place 2nd  (Jr. 5th, So. 3rd, Fr. 2nd)
Career Best Tourney Score 213 (-3) x2 (Jr. 215 (-1), So. 213 (-3), Fr. 213 (-3))

- Rak Cho, Fr., Brea, Calif.
Led UO 4 Rounds (Fr. 4) / 2 Tourneys (Fr. 2)
8 Under-Par Rounds (Fr. 8)
2 Rounds at Par (Fr. 2)
Career Best Round 66 / 67x2 (-5) (Fr. 66 / 67x2 (-5))
Career Best Tourney Place 2nd (Fr. 2nd)
Career Best Tourney Score 201 (-12) (Fr. 201 (-12)

- Jonathan Woo, Fr., Singapore
Played 12 Rounds, 4 Tournaments
Led UO Rounds 1 (Fr. 1)
Under-Par Rounds 2 (Fr. 2)
Career Best Round  68 (-3) (Fr. 68 (-3))
Career Best Tourney Place 7th (Fr. 7th)
Career Best Tourney Score 215 (+2)  (Fr. 215 (+2))

- Ben Itterman, So., Carlsbad, Calif.
4 Under-Par Rounds (So. 1, Fr. 3)
2 Round at Par (So. 1, Fr. 1)
Career Best Round: 69 (-2), 70 (-2) x2 (So. 69 (-2), Fr. 70 (-2) x2)
Career Best Tourney Place: 8th (So. 20th, Fr. 8th)
Career Best Tourney Score: 216 (+1) (So. 223 (+12), Fr. 216 (+1)

- Jack Paton, RSr., Canby, Ore.
Led UO Rounds 6 (Sr. 1, Jr. 1, So. 4, Fr. 0)  / 0 Tourneys
Under-Par Rounds 8 (Sr. 2, Jr. 2, So. 4, Fr. 0),
Rounds at Par 7 (Sr. 3, Jr. 3, So. 1, Fr. 0)
Career Best Round 65 (-5) (Sr. 70 (-2), Jr. 68 (-2), So. 65 (-5), Fr. 70 (-2))
Career Best Tourney Place 2nd (Sr. 31st, Jr. 8th, So. 2nd, Fr. 12th)
Career Best Tourney Score 208 (-8) (Sr. 218 (+2), Jr. 216 (E), So. 208 (-8), Fr. 220 (+6))

- Tyler Parker, Jr., Portland, Ore.
Rounds at Par 1 (Fr. 1)
Career Best Round 72 (+1)(Jr. 72 (+1), So. 75 (+3), Fr. 72 (E))
Career Best Tourney Place  17th (Jr. 61st, So. 55th, Fr. 17th)
Career Best Score  227 (+11) (Jr. 231 (+15), So. 227 (+11), Fr. 228 (+12))

- Jack Pennington, Jr., Eugene, Ore.
Career Best Round 70 (-2) (Jr. 70 (-2))
Career Best Tourney Place 35th-t (Jr. 35th, Fr. 20th)
Career Best Tourney Score  224 (+10) (Jr. 224 (+10), Fr. 155 (+12))

- Tye Gabriel, Fr., Portland, Ore.
Career Best Round 71 (-1) (Fr. 71 (-1))
Career Best Tourney Place  58th-t (Fr. 80th)
Career Best Tourney Score 229 (+13) (Fr. 229 (+13))

 

2011 RESULTS REWIND
52nd Annual Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championship
April 29-May 1 – Stanford, Calif. (Stanford Golf Course)

TEAM RESULTS
1. USC, 355-354-352-354--1415, +15
2. Oregon, 351-359-360-345--1415, +15
3. UCLA, 353-360-357-348--1418, +18
4. Stanford, 354-358-352-356--1420, +20
5. California, 357-363-363-354--1437, +37
6. Washington, 368-356-365-360--1449, +49
7. Arizona, 362-366-362-360--1450, +50
8. Oregon State, 367-356-365-365--1453, +53
9. Arizona State, 375-368-359-354--1456, +56
10. Washington State, 363-360-367-374--1464, +64

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1t. Martin Trainer, USC, 68-68-69-70--275 (-5)
1t. Alex Moore, OSU, 71-65-69-70--275 (-5)
3. Alex Kim, UCLA, 68-71-70-68--277 (-3)
4. Andrew Yun, STAN, 72-70-66-70--278 (-2)
5. Jeffrey Kang, USC, 72-68-68-71--279 (-1)
6t. Eric Mina, CAL, 72-71-68-70--281 (+1)
6t. Chris Williams, WASH, 71-70-71-69--281 (+1)
8. Sam Smith, USC, 73-71-71-67--282 (+2)
9. Patrick Cantlay, UCLA, 72-67-73-71--283 (+3)
9t. Erik Oja, ARIZ, 70-72-73-68--283 (+3)
11t. Jack Dukeminier, ORE, 71-72-74-67--284 (+4)
11t. Stephen Hale,CAL, 69-70-78-67--284 (+4)
11t. Andrew Vijarro, ORE, 70-73-72-69--284 (+4)
11t. Pontus Widegren, UCLA, 73-71-74-66--284 (+4)
11t. Steve Ziegler, STAN, 69-70-70-75--284 (+4)
16t. Graham Brockington, STAN .70-69-73-73--285 (+5)
16t. Hank Frame, WSU, 70-73-67-75--285 (+5)
16t. Daniel Miernicki, ORE, 69-69-80-67--285 (+5)
16t. Trent Sanders, WSU, 68-71-76-70--285 (+5)
20t. Eugene Wong, ORE, 73-73-70-70--286 (+6)
20t. Oscar Zetterwall, ASU, 73-71-70-72--286 (+6)
22t. Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA, 75-76-69-67--287 (+7)
22t. Charlie Hughes, WASH, 69-72-73-73--287 (+7)
22t. Jack Paton, ORE, 68-73-73-73--287 (+7)
25t. Tze Huang Choo, WASH, 76-68-71-73--288 (+8)
25t. Nick Sherwood, OSU, 75-69-73-71--288 (+8)
25t. Robbie Ziegler, ORE, 73-72-71-72--288 (+8)
 

THE ROAD TO LOS ANGELES
Over the course of this season, the Ducks will set their sights on their 25th NCAA Championships trip and fourth under the guidance of head coach Casey Martin, with the 2012 finale set for May 29-June 3 at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif.

The postseason kicks off three weeks prior with the first-ever Pac-12 Championships, Fri.-Sun., April 27-29 at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore.. Two weeks later, six 14-team NCAA Regionals will be held Thu.-Sun., May 17-19 in Ann Arbor, Mich., Bowling Green, Kent., Athens, Ga., Greensboro, N.C., Norman, Okla. and Stanford, Calif.


DUCK NCAA HISTORY
Oregon has made three of their 24 NCAA appearances under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Casey Martin. In that span, the team's third-place tie in 2010 was its best-ever in program history, and one place better than its showing in 1959. His other youth-laden squads in '09 and '08 placed 22nd and 27th, respectively.

UO's all-time finishes in order of placing follow: third - 2010 (Stroke Play-861), fourth (1959 - 574), seventh (197 - 1228), 10th (1976 - 1194), 11th (1978 - 1188), 14th (1948 - 616; 1956 - 620; 1970 - 1208), 15th (1957 - 632), 16th (1960 - 628; 1975 - 1215), 17th (1947 - 638), 18th (1950 - 619; 1986 - 1192; 1999 - 614), 22nd (1983 - 907; 2003 - 924; 2009 - 897); 23rd (1990 - 1206), 27th (1981 - 904; 1998 - 590; 2008 - 935), 30th (1987 - 926) and 32nd (1964 - 640)


TOP DUCK PROFILE
Sixth-year Duck head coach Casey Martin has established himself as one of the nation's most respected coaches after an equally noteworthy collegiate and pro playing career.

The Eugene native was tabbed the Pac-12 Coach of the Year in 2010 - his fourth season at the helm - after he led the Ducks to a school-record five tournament victories, including Oregon’s first-ever NCAA Regional title. UO followed with a school-best tie for third place in the NCAA Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., thanks to a fifth-place effort in stroke play, and quarterfinal match play win over league rival Washington, 3-2.

That same 2009-10 season, then-sophomore Eugene Wong was tabbed the co-Pac-12 Golfer of the Year, won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Division I player of the year and was named a first-team PING All-American. Wong's tie for ninth at the NCAA Championships is believed to be the best finish ever by a UO golfer.

Other highlights his first few seasons included, wins in the 2006 Northwest Collegiate Classic - his second event at the Duck helm - and the 2007 Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe. Prior to becoming head coach, he served as a volunteer assistant for the Ducks during the 2005-06 season.

Before that he was one of the nation's most recognized professionals since the start of his pro career in 1998. He earned his PGA Tour card in 2000 - the same season he recorded five top-50 finishes. His best showing was a tie for 17th in the 2000 Tucson Open, and he also placed 23rd in the the 1998 U.S. Open.

A graduate of South Eugene High School, Martin was a three time all-conference selection and a two-time All-American while golfing at Stanford. In 1995, he received academic All-American honors while graduating from Stanford with a degree in economics. He was a member of the 1994 Stanford team that won the NCAA championship.


LANNING JOINS FOLD
The Oregon men's golf team welcomed Brad Lanning to the program this past summer as a first-year assistant coach. In his recent work as a highly successful high school golf coach, head coach Casey Martin also welcomes his former Stanford teammate from three seasons, including the Cardinal's 1994 NCAA Championship squad.

After college, Lanning spent six years playing professionally with stints on the Hooters Tour, South American Tour and Canadian PGA, and also worked as a stock broker before entering the coaching ranks.

Success came quickly for Lanning as a high school assistant coach with a state title and runner-up finish in two years at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton, Fla. After relocating to Colorado to enter a master’s program at Denver Seminary, Lanning assisted Valor Christian High School to a pair of state championships in his three seasons at the helm.

A 1994 Stanford graduate with a degree in Political Science, Lanning, 40, earned his master’s in Counseling at Denver Seminary in 2011.


MORE ONLINE GOLF INFORMATION
Pac-12 Conference – www.Pac-12.org
NCAA – www.NCAA.org / www.NCAAsports.com
Golf Coaches Association of America - www.collegiategolf.com
Golfstat - www.Golfstat.com
Golfweek - www.Golfweek.com
Junior Golf Scoreboard - www.njgs.com
USGA - www.usga.org
PNGA - www.thepnga.org
OGA - www.oga.org


OREGON GOLF MEDIA
Daily Emerald Student Newspaper: www.dailyemerald.com
Eugene Register Guard: www.registerguard.com
Oregonian: www.oregonlive.com
KEZI-TV (ABC): www.kezi.org
KMTR-TV (NBC): www.kmtr.org
KVAL-TV (CBS): www.kval.org
KUGN-590 AM (Radio): www.kugn.com
Duck News (Online): www.DuckNews.com
 

MEDIA SERVICES INFORMATION
Assistant AD, Media Services: Dave Williford
Assistant Dir. (M Golf Contact): Geoff Thurner, (541) 346-2250
E-mail: gthurner@uoregon.edu
Department web site: www.goducks.com
Address: 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, Ore. 97401
Office Phone: 541/346-5488
Office FAX: 541/346-5449



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