October 8, 2008

WILLAMETTE DUAL: Bearcats Down Bruins 15-3 in Multi-Format Dual Match

SALEM, Ore. – In a dual match that used several scoring formats with six points up for grabs in each of two matches involving two-man teams and three points available in two singles matches, the Willamette University Bearcats defeated the George Fox University Bruins 15-3 in men's golf action Wednesday here at the Illahe Hills Country Club.

In match #1, Willamette's team of Ben Bryant and Taylor McKenzie defeated Dustin Churchill and Aaron Burkhart of George Fox 6-0. In match #2, Shane Adversalo and Robbie Beard of Willamette downed the Bruins’ team of Matt Fanning and Mike Ulstad 6-0.


Matches 1 and 2 were played using the Champman System Better Ball match play for two points on the front nine, the Alternate Shot system on the back nine for two points, and an overall 18-hole standing for two more points for a total of six points.

Ian Osborne of Willamette competed in both the third and fourth matches, taking on George Fox’s Kelton Johnson and Ryan Stokke respectively. Johnson defeated Osborne 2-1 in match #3 2-1, and then Osborne edged out Stokke 2-1 in match #4.


Matches 3 and 4 were two separate straight match play situations, counting one point for each of the front and back nines, and then a third point for the whole 18.


The next action for the Bruins will be the Boxer-Bruin Invitational, co-hosted by George Fox and Pacific University, on Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 11-12, at the Gearhart Golf Course in Gearhart, Ore.  Tee times both days are set for 12:30 p.m.

April 13
Men's Golf
7th of 7 Willamette Invitational
@ Broken Top Golf Course in Bend, Ore.
April 12
Men's Golf
7th of 7 Willamette Invitational
@ Broken Top Golf Course in Bend, Ore.
April 06
Men's Golf
9th of 9 NWC Spring Classic
@ Canyon Lakes Golf Course, Kennewick, Wash.
April 05
Men's Golf
9th of 9 NWC Spring Classic
@ Canyon Lakes Golf Course, Kennewick, Wash.
March 09
Men's Golf
8th of 8 Puget Sound Invitational
@ Fircrest Golf Course in Fircrest, Wash.
April 26
Men's Golf
NWC Championship
@ Oregon Golf Association Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore.
April 27
Men's Golf
NWC Championship
@ Oregon Golf Association Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore.