GEORGE FOX INVITATIONAL: Bruins Place 2nd to Linfield in Match at The Reserve
ALOHA, Ore. - In a match using the Stableford scoring system, the George Fox University Bruins finished second to the Linfield College Wildcats in the George Fox Invitational men’s golf tournament Friday afternoon here at The Reserve Golf Course’s south course.
Linfield scored 154 points, followed by George Fox with 132, Corban College’s “A” team with 121, and Corban’s “B” team with 85.
Stableford scoring systems are stroke-play formats in which the high total wins, not the low. The final score is not one’s stroke total, but rather the total points one earns for scores on each individual hole. For example, a par might be worth one point, a birdie two; par the first hole and birdie the second, and that accrues to three points.
Three Bruin players carded their personal bests on a day that coach Matt Beck called “some of the best conditions we have enjoyed all spring.” Aaron Burkhart and Dustin Churchill each shot an 80, while Ryan Stokke finished with an 87.
Medalist honors went to Linfield Kevin Duerr, who shot a 70. His Wildcat teammate, Tyler Nelson, finished second with 72.
Next up for the Bruins is the Northwest Conference Championship on Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, at the Tokatee Golf Course in Blue Spring, Ore.