EUGENE — Oregon State’s David Fink had seven birdies in the afternoon round of the Oregon Duck Invitational on Monday to finish with a 3-under 69 and lead the men’s golf team to a tie for fourth place in the 15-team field with the final 18 holes slated for today.
The Beavers finished the opening day of the 54-hole tournament with a 5-over 581 at the par-72, 7,020-yard Eugene Country Club.
Oregon dominated the first day, shooting a 9-under 567 to hold the clubhouse lead, while SMU is second (2-under 574) and Washington third (even-par 576).
Fink, who missed the past two tournaments with an illness, shot an even-par 72 in the morning that included three birdies and three bogeys. He had seven birdies in the afternoon session but took a triple-bogey on the par-3 fifth hole. He’s still in a tie for seventh place with a 3-under 141 and in contention for medalist honors.
Sophomore Scott Kim was steady in both rounds with a 1-over 73 in the morning and an even-par 72 in the afternoon to put him in a tie for 23rd with a 1-over 145. He had seven birdies on the day.
Senior Nick Chianello carded five birdies in the morning round to finish with an even-par 72, but dropped four strokes in the afternoon, to put him in a tie for 36th with a 4-over 148.
Senior Matt Rawitzer struggled in the morning with five bogeys and a double for a 6-over 78, but got back on track in the afternoon to shoot an even-par 72 with three birdies and three bogeys.
Senior Nick Sherwood had an up-and-down round in the morning that ended with a 5-over 77 before bouncing back to post a 2-over 74 after the lunch break.
Competing as individuals, redshirt freshman Brian Jung shot a 6-over 74-76—150 for a tie for 50th place and freshman Tyler Carlson finished with a 10-over 74-80—154 to put him in a tie for 68th.
The final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. today.