The No. 2 Oregon men’s golf team grabbed a one-shot lead in the opening round of The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., on Sunday, placing itself in prime position as the tournament continues today and tomorrow.
The Ducks shot a 9-under 279, narrowly edging No. 1 Stanford and Washington (280). Arizona State and San Francisco are tied for fourth with opening round scores of 282, with No. 28 San Diego State trailing just behind at 284.
Senior Andrew Vijarro led the way for Oregon with a score of 4-under-par 68, tying for fourth on the individual leaderboard. Fellow seniors Daniel Miernicki and Eugene Wong each came in at 2-under-par 70, which was good for a 12th-place tie. Junior Robbie Ziegler shot 1-under-par 71 to tie for 18th, while freshman Rak Cho rounded the group out with a 1-over-par 73.
Spencer Fletcher of Arizona State and Andrew Yun of Stanford are tied for the overall lead at 6 under par, with Vanderbilt’s Adam Hofmann rounding out the top three at 5 under.
Second round play begins Monday.