Aggies wrap up Duck Invite in 11th place

Jeremy Sanchez posted the Aggies' low round on Tuesday at the Duck Invite. (Todd Hammond, UC Davis Men's Golf)
March 28, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. - Senior Ben Corfee and junior Evan Knight each shot 3-over-par 74s while junior Jeremy Sanchez posted his team’s low round of even-par 71 to lead UC Davis on the final day of the Oregon Duck Invitational men’s collegiate golf tournament at Eugene Country Club Tuesday. The Aggies finished in 11th place among the 15-team field on the par-71, 7020-yard course.


Sanchez had back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th holes to begin his Tuesday round, then drained consecutive birdies on the fifth and sixth, giving himself a 14th-place jump to t66th on the final individual leaderboard. Corfee helped offset a tough back nine with birdies on the fourth, sixth and seventh holes to share his team’s low round and finish with a team-leading, 6-over-par 219 total. He tied for 23rd in the individual standings. Knight fired nine straight pars on the front nine to move up three places into a tie for 29th at 8-over 221.


Junior Brandon Baumgarten closed out his tourney with a 5-over 76 to move into t56th place at 226. Freshman Matt Robinson rounded out the Aggie field with his 80 for the day, finishing the tourney with a 237 total.


Fifth-ranked host Oregon won its own tournament with an 8-under 844, the only team to finish under par. Arizona finished second at 10-over 862 with Utah moving up to third at 15-over 867. Sulman Raza, an individual entrant for the Ducks, won the individual medalist honor at 8-under 205. He led an Oregon trifecta that included No. 1 Wyndham Clark at 5-under 208 and No. 8 Norman Xiong at 4-under 209.


UC Davis travels back to California to defend its title at The Goodwin, hosted at Stanford on Thursday through Saturday. This tournament was the site of the program’s historic upset of seven Top 40 teams – including No. 1 USC – one year ago.


2017 OREGON DUCK INVITATIONAL, DAY 2
Eugene Country Club (Eugene, Ore.)
Par 71, 7020 Yards


TEAM STANDINGS (Final)


1. Oregon, 283-277-284--844
2. Arizona, 283-287-292--862
3. Utah, 286-292-289--867
4. San Diego State, 284-293-291--868
5. Oregon State, 288-285-299--872
6. Washington State, 292-291-295--878
7. Denver, 291-292-297--880
t8. Seattle, 295-287-300--882
t8. Wyoming, 297-295-290--882
10. Boise State, 300-293-296--889
11. UC Davis, 296-301-295--892
t12. UMKC, 309-295-293--897
t12. San Jose State, 299-303-295--897
14. San Diego, 300-296-303--899
15. Gonzaga, 297-311-304--912


INDIVIDUALS (Final)
Leader plus UC Davis competitors.


1. Sulman Raza, Oregon, 67-64-74--205
t23. Ben Corfee, 72-73-74--219
t29. Evan Knight, 73-74-74--221
t56. Brandon Baumgarten, 73-77-76--226
t66. Jeremy Sanchez, 81-77-71--229
t83. Matt Robinson, 78-79-80--237