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EUGENE, Ore. - The Santa Clara University men's golf team is competing amongst a strong field at the 7,020-yard, par-72 layout at Eugene Country Club this week. Despite an opening-round one-over par 73 from senior Ronnald Monaco (pictured), the Broncos struggled overall during the opening day.
Ronnald Monaco was Santa Clara's top finisher after rounds of 73 and 78 put him in a tie for 43rd heading into Tuesday's final round. In his return to his hometown, SCU sophomore Bobby Monaco shot a first round 77.
Santa Clara is in 14th-place after Monday's 36 holes. Tournament host and No. 12 Oregon and No. 49 Long Beach State went low, with the Ducks at 13-under and the 49ers at 12-under collectively, well out in front of the rest of the field.
Oregon Duck Invitational
Dates: Monday, Mar. 26 and Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012
Host: University of Oregon
Field (14 teams): Oregon (12), Saint Mary's (38), San Francisco (48), Long Beach State (49), Oregon State (54), San Jose State (63), Colorado (71), Pacific (96), Washington State (112), UC Davis (120), Boise State (153), Santa Clara (189), Gonzaga (193), Central Oklahoma N/A,
Details: Both days will begin with a 8:30 a.m. (Pacific Time) shotgun start. The field will play 36 holes on Monday and a final round of 18 holes on Tuesday.
Course: Eugene Country Club (Par 72, 7,020 yards)
Rated #56 Best Modern Golf Courses (2009) by Golf Week
Rated #62 America's 100 Greatest Courses (2009/2010) by Golf Digest
2008 Oregon Golf Associate Club of the Year
Live Scoring: GolfStat.com
Course Website: EugeneCountryClub.com
Course Number: (541) 345-0181
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