Ducks second at Pac-10 Championship

SEATTLE — Oregon couldn't catch Washington, but the Ducks did more than enough Wednesday to finish second for the school's best finish in 12 years at the men's golf Pacific-10 Championship.

The Ducks shot a 3-over 363 in the final round at the par 72, 6,836-yard Seattle Golf Club to easily hold off Arizona State for second place. It was the Ducks' best league showing since finishing runner-up in 1997.

Oregon State finished fifth, its best finish since 2002.

The Beavers came into Wednesday's fourth and final round tied for fourth with Stanford at 16-over par and went 8-over to finish at 24-over with a score of 1,464.

Oregon had three individuals among the top 10.

Daniel Miernicki tied for third with UCLA's Erik Flores at 5-under 283. The freshman closed with a 2-under 70 that included four birdies and two bogeys.

Isaiah Telles and Eugene Wong tied for ninth at even par 288. Both shot 73s on Wednesday. Telles had four birdies and five bogeys in the final round. Wong had 15 pars to go along with a birdie and two bogeys.

Host Washington closed the tournament by shooting an 8-under 352 that left them at 16-under 1424 in winning the Pac-10 title for the first time since 2005.

Washington's Darren Wallace rolled to the individual title with a final round 70 that left him at 11-under 277. The Huskies' Nick Taylor was second at 281.

In addition to the three individuals in the top 10, the Ducks also had Robbie Ziegler tied for 16th at 3-over 291. The freshman shot a 71 on Wednesday. Sophomore Jack Dukeminier tied for 36th at 298, while freshman Andrew Vijarro tied for 49th at 303.

Oregon State was led by Paul Peterson's 285, which tied him for sixth overall.

The Ducks will now await their postseason destination when the NCAA Regional bids are announced on Monday.

Men's Pac-10 Championship

Seattle Golf Club

Seattle, Wash.

6,836-yards, par-72

Final Round

TEAM SCORES — 1, Washington, 365-360-347-352-1424. 2, Oregon, 366-363-350-363-1442. 3, Arizona State, 375-362-356-363-1456. 4, Stanford, 366-371-359-361-1457. 5, Oregon State, 364-371-361-368-1464. 6, UCLA, 371-378-365-352-1466. 7, California, 372-369-363-363-1467. 8, USC, 371-374-366-363-1474. 9, Arizona, 374-375-367-367-1483. 10, Washington State, 390-378-370-386-1524.

TOP INDIVIDUALS — 1, Darren Wallace, Washington, 70-72-65-70-277. 2, Nick Taylor, Washington, 76-70-67-68-281. T3, Erik Flores, UCLA, 73-73-70-67-283; Daniel Miernicki, Oregon, 74-69-70-70-283. 5, John Murphy, California, 69-74-69-72-284. T6, Tarquin MacManus, Arizona, 77-68-69-71-285; Paul Peterson, Oregon State, 71-73-72-69-285. 8, Tze Huang Choo, Washington, 73-74-68-72-287. T9, Isaiah Telles, Oregon, 74-71-70-73-288; Eugene Wong, Oregon, 71-74-70-73-288.

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