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Anders Engell finished in a tie for fifth place at The Duck Invitational.
Anders Engell finished in a tie for fifth place at The Duck Invitational.
SMC Golfers Finish Third At The Duck Invitational
Release: Tuesday 03/27/2012 
by SMC Athletics

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Saint Mary's golf team shot a final round 1-under par today and finished third overall among the 14-team field at The Duck Invitational at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club.

The Gaels shot rounds of 287-289-287 for an overall score of 863, which was 14 shots behind second-place Long Beach State and 17 strokes ahead of fourth-place Oregon State.  The 14th-ranked Oregon Ducks, the tournament host, captured the team title with a 17-under par 847. 

Senior Anders Engell finished in a tie for fifth-place overall in the 80-player field after shooting a 4-ver par 76 in the tournament's final round.  The Oslo, Norway native entered the day with five-straight under-par rounds and finished the tournament with 70-68-76 for a 2-under 214.

Senior Eric Grimberg and junior Mac McClung tied for 11th overall after firing identical scores of even-par 72.  Grimberg, a native of nearby Portland, shot rounds of 70-74-72, while McClung went 69-75-72 in the three-round event.

Junior Ben Geyer shot the Gaels' best round of the day, finishing with a 2-under 70.  The Arbuckle, Calif. native fired rounds of 78-72-70 and finished in a tie for 19th overall with a 4-over  par 220.

Sophomore Nick Sako finished in a tie for 69th place after shooting his best round of the tournament today with a 1-over 73.

Saint Mary's returns to action Monday, April 2 in its final regular-season tournament of the season - the OGIO UCSB Intercollegiate at Sandpiper Golf Course in Santa Barbara, Calif. 

The team will participate in the annual West Coast Conference Championships April 16-18 at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister.

Oregon Duck Invitational
Eugene Country Club, Eugene, Ore.
Dates: 3/26-27/2012
Par 72, 7007 yards

Fin.  Team                             Scores         Total    Par
   1  Oregon.........................  284  279  284    847    -17
   2  Long Beach State...............  280  284  285    849    -15
   3  Saint Mary's (CA)..............  287  289  287    863     -1
   4  Oregon State...................  295  289  296    880    +16
   5  Pacific........................  293  296  292    881    +17
   6  San Jose State.................  300  295  292    887    +23
   7  Colorado.......................  298  296  295    889    +25
   8  San Francisco..................  295  293  302    890    +26
   9  Central Oklahoma...............  293  302  296    891    +27
  10  UC Davis.......................  305  302  289    896    +32
  11  Washington State...............  298  299  305    902    +38
  12  Gonzaga........................  308  294  302    904    +40
  13  Boise State....................  305  306  298    909    +45
  14  Santa Clara....................  307  317  299    923    +59


Fin.  Player                Scores        Total    Par
t  5  Anders Engell........ 70   68   76    214     -2
t 11  Eric Grimberg........ 70   74   72    216      E
t 11  Mac McClung.......... 69   75   72    216      E
t 19  Ben Geyer............ 78   72   70    220     +4
t 69  Nick Sako............ 81   80   73    234    +18