Ducks first, Beavers third after second day of Bandon Dunes Championship

BANDON, Ore. -- Golf teams from around the region teed off this weekend at the Bandon Dunes Championship, and the Oregon Ducks continue to pull away from the pack.

It’s the eighth year of the invitational, which is hosted by Gonzaga University.

Oregon and Oregon State are just two of the many teams in this year’s tournament.

The three-round championship began Sunday on the Old MacDonald course at Bandon Dunes.

"I feel really blessed and fortunate because this is such a great place, and I love links golf,” said Oregon senior Wyndham Clark. “It's just really fun to play these kinds of courses. You have to use your imagination and it's a lot different, so it's really fun to be out here."

A tournament win isn't the only thing the Ducks are competing for this week.

We're told Oregon head golf coach Casey Martin currently holds the course record at Old MacDonald at eight under par, a record he set three years ago.

"Oh yeah, I've been telling them they've got to come get it,” coach Martin said. “I've been saying it the whole week. It's been sitting there. Let's go get that; it deserves to be broken, but maybe it won't (be)."

Oregon remains on top after round two Monday at 16 under par.

Oregon State finished round two in third at three under.