Ducks finish 3rd to secure spot in 2023 NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club
For the second year in a row, the Oregon Ducks men’s golf team will be playing for a chance to win the NCAA Championships.
Casey Martin’s team secured a third-place finish at the NCAA Bath Regional this past week at Eagle Eye Country Club in Michigan.
With the top 5 teams in the regional advancing to the championships, the Ducks entered the final round on Wednesday with a nice cushion between themselves and the cut line. However, a rocky start saw that cushion shrink, but the team was able to settle in on the back-nine and finish at -14 for the tournament.
Georgia (-29), No. 3 Illinois (-21), No. 10 Florida (-12) and No. 15 Texas (-10) took the other four qualifying spots to next week’s 2023 NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.
“Today was a difficult day,” Martin said. “The course played much harder than the last two days, and the stress was intense. But we weathered a bad stretch in the middle of the round and are so excited to be taking this crew back to Arizona.”
Oregon will be making its 32nd all-time appearance at the NCAA Championships, and its first back-to-back appearance since a run of five straight from 2014-18. The tournament starts on May 26.
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