BANDON, Ore. – Thomas Lim and Zach Foushee led the Oregon men’s golf team with a card of 68 and 71, respectively, through the first day of the Bandon Dunes Championship on Sunday. The Ducks fired in a team score of 289 (+5) on the day but are only eight-strokes behind Missouri, in fifth place, who shot 3-under par (281).
“The course and conditions were difficult,” head coach Casey Martin said. “We had a few guys have tough starts and we’ll need to play a lot better if we want to win the event. Hopefully we can make some corrections and go low tomorrow.”
Brandon McIver and Sulman Raza both fired in 4-strokes over par on the day while Ryann Ree took the brunt of his 7-over par score on the sixth hole where he shot a quadruple bogey. McIver had three birdies on the day but a pair of double bogies and a trio of bogies led him to his card of 75. Raza had a similar fate although he fired in a pair of birdies to go with one double bogey and four bogies.
Lim sandwiched an eagle between a pair of bogies on the sixth whole but was able to birdie on the ninth and 11th hole to end the day 3-under par. Foushee was 2-under par at one point after sinking back-to-back birdies on the 12th and 13th holes, but a double bogey followed by a birdie and a bogey left him at even par on the day.
Utah Valley is in in second place with a card of 282 – 2-under par – while Colorado (286) and Washington State (288) are ahead of the Ducks in third and fourth place, respectively.
On the individual leaderboard, there is a three-way tie for first between Mizzou’s Emilio Cuartero, Gonzaga’s Peter Gullickson and Utah Valley’s J.T. Timmons at 4-under par (67).
The Ducks tee off tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. (PT) for day two of the Bandon Dunes Championship hosted by Gonzaga.
Bandon Dunes Championship
No. 1 – Missouri, 281 (-3)
No. 2 – Utah Valley, 282 (-2)
No. 3 – Colorado, 286 (+2)
No. 4 – Washington State, 288 (+4)
No. 5 – Oregon, 289, (+5)
No. 6 – St. Mary’s, 291 (+7)
T7. Rice, 292 (+8)
T7. – UC Davis, 292 (+8)
T9. – San Jose State, 293 (+9)
T9. – Washington, 393 (+9)
No. 11 – Boston College, 294 (+10)
T12. – Gonzaga, 297 (+13)
T12. – UMKC, 297 (+13)
No. 14 – Pacific, 301 (+17)
No. 15 – Weber State, 307 (+23)