Oregon Ducks win U.S. Intercollegiate
01 Apr 2012
see also: The Goodwin Intercollegiate, TPC Harding Park Golf Course

STANFORD, Calif. (April 1, 2012) -- The Oregon Ducks fought off a hard-charging USC team to win its second straight U.S. Intercollegiate title.

Stanford finished third at the U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course, eight strokes behind team champion Oregon, which won the event with a 54-hole score of 841 (+1).

The Trojans shot a final round 278 to finish at 842. UCLA finished fourth at 852 while Washington claimed fifth place at 863.

Daniel Miernicki of Oregon shot a final round 66 to earn medalist honors with a final score of 204 (-6). Miernicki, who also won the U.S. Intercollegiate in 2010, was nearly flawless on the day, making birdies on holes No. 1, 7, 8, 16 and 17 before making his lone bogey of the afternoon on the final hole.

UCLA teammates Pedro Figueiredo and Jay Hwang, along with USC's Stan Smith, tied for second at 209.

Stanford freshman Patrick Rodgers, who entered the final round with a two shot lead, finished fifth at 210 (E) after closing with a 75. His two birdies on the front nine were offset by a bogey on the par-3 third hole and a double bogey on the par-4 sixth.

After making the turn at two-over, Rodgers got one stroke back with a birdie on the par-4 10th hole but bogies on 11, 12, 13 and 16 dashed his title hopes.

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