Washington, Oregon headline field at Bandon Dunes

Matt Kuchar from Lake Mary, Fla., tees off at the third watched by U.S. Walker Cup teammates Tom McKnight, left, and Edward Loar during final practice for the Walker Cup in Nairn, Scotland, Friday, September 10, 1999. The Walker Cup is a biennial amateur golf competition between The United States and a Great Britain and Ireland team. Competition starts Saturday Sept. 11.

Washington, Oregon headline field at Bandon Dunes

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Washington, Oregon headline field at Bandon Dunes

The No. 12 Washington Huskies headline the field that will compete at the Bandon Dunes Championship Sunday through Tuesday in Bandon, Ore. Fifteen teams will tee it up at the par-71, 6,603-yards Pacific Dunes Course.

The field, which features three teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin top 50, includes Boston College, Colorado, Gonzaga, Missouri (No. 49), Missouri-Kansas City, Oregon (No. 44), Pacific, Rice, San Jose State, St. Mary’s (Calif.), UC Davis, Utah Valley, Washington (No. 12), Washington State and Weber State.

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Bandon Dunes Championship By the Numbers:

1 – Only one team finished under par at the tournament last year – Colorado. The Buffaloes approached the course with consistency. None of Colorado’s golfers shot a round in the 60s, but three of them finished in the top 10.

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3 – Oregon placed three golfers in the top five at its last tournament, the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, and topped Colorado by three strokes. The Ducks’ top three players combined to go 21 under par.

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14 – The No. 12 Washington Huskies shot a blazing 14-under 270 in the final round of the Prestige at PGA West, the team’s most recent tournament. The Huskies gained 12 strokes on Stanford, the eventual champions, en route to a runner-up finish. Four Huskies were under par on the final day, including Trevor Simsby, who shot a 7-under 64.

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