WILLAMETTE INVITATIONAL: Bruins Take Fourth as Season Opens at Willamette Event
SALEM, Ore. – Getting their second year of intercollegiate men’s golf competition under way, the George Fox University Bruins carded a team score of 344 to finish fourth in the Willamette University Invitational Tournament Monday here at the Illahe Hills Country Club course.
Linfield College took a 10-stroke victory over host Willamette, 299 to 309, with Pacific University placing third with a 313. After George Fox came Lewis & Clark College, which had only one player entered and received no team score.
Senior David Burkhart and freshman Mike Ulstad tied for top honors for the Bruins, Burkhart with a 40-40=80 and Ulstad shooting a 38-42=80. The two tied for 13th in the individual standings. Junior Dustin Churchill carded a 43-46=89 (20th), and freshman Matt Fanning had a 52-43=95 (22nd) for the Bruins’ other two counting scores. Rounding out the George Fox scores, senior Brett Tharp had a 47-49=96 and sophomore Kelton Johnson a 47-52=99.
Tying for medalist honors were Andrew Fitch of Linfield (39-34=73) and Shane Adversalo of Willamette (38-35=73). There was a three-way tie for third at 75 among Tony Kordosky and Yutaro Sakamoto of Linfield and Ben Bryant of Willamette.
The next match for George Fox is a dual match with Pacific on Sunday at the Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks, Ore. Tee time has not been announced yet