EUGENE, Ore. -- The Saint Mary's golf team suffered through a tough back nine and shot its highest team score of the tournament to finish seventh in the Oregon Duck Invitational at Eugene Country Club.
Saint Mary's entered the day tied for fourth-place after yesterday's first two rounds and looked on pace early to make a move on the leaders in today's final 18 holes. The Gaels climbed to within one shot of third-place Washington and two back of runner-up SMU before dropping 10 strokes on the back nine.
The Gaels shot rounds of 295-286-297 for a 14-over par 878, the team's highest score of the spring season, and finished seventh overall in the 15-team field - the team's lowest finish of the season.
Senior Ben Geyer was the team's highest individual finisher, completing the tournament with rounds of 75-67-76 for a 54-hole total of 2-over par 218.
Junior Dalan Refioglu made the best charge up the leaderboard of any of the Gaels, starting the day in a tie for 36th place and finishing 20th overall in the 88-player field. A native of Foster City, Calif., Refioglu carded rounds of 72-76-71 for a 3-round total of 3-over par 219 - equaling his best 54-hole total of the season.
Jonathan De Los Reyes shot a final round 77 to finish with rounds of 73-71-77 for a 5-over par 222 to finish in a tie for 27th place. Alex Bungert finished tied for 41st with an 8-over par 224 with rounds of 75-74-75, while Mac McClung went 77-74-75 for a 10-over 226 to finish tied for 53rd.
Freshman Maclayne Marr improved on his first day scores with a 3-over 75 in today's final round to finish with a 19-over par. He played the Duck Invitational as an individual and his scores did not count toward the team total.
Saint Mary's will be looking to rebound quickly as it returns to the course Thursday for the first round of the U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course. The Gaels will join the 17-team field with a single round each day beginning at 8 a.m.
3/25-26/2013 -- Oregon Duck Invitational
Eugene Country Club -- Eugene, Ore.
Par 72, 7,020 yards -- 15 teams, 13 individuals
Saint Mary’s.... 295 286 297 878 +14 7th
Geyer........... 75 67 76 218 +2 t-14th
Refioglu........ 72 76 71 219 +3 t-20th
De Los Reyes.... 73 71 77 221 +5 t-27th
Bungert......... 75 74 75 224 +8 t-41st
McClung......... 77 74 75 226 +10 t-53rd
Marr#........... 82 78 75 235 +19 85th
# Indicates individual player