BOXER-BRUIN INVITATIONAL: Linfield Takes First-Day Lead at Event in Gearhart
GEARHART, Ore. – Led by Tyler Nelson’s 34-35=69, the Linfield College Wildcats shot a team score of 285 to take an eight-stroke lead on the first day of play in the Boxer-Bruin Invitational men’s golf tournament, co-hosted by Pacific University and George Fox University, Saturday afternoon here at the Gearhart Golf Course.
The Pacific Boxers are second after 18 holes with a score of 293, while the George Fox Bruins are third with a 341. The three teams will complete the tournament Sunday, with tee time set for 12:30 p.m.
Nelson’s lead entering the final day is the slimmest of margins, as J.T. Compher of Pacific is one stroke off the pace with a 32-38=70. Kevin Duerr of Linfield is third with a 36-35=71, while two players are tied for fourth at 72 - Andrew Fitch of Linfield with a 34-38=72 and Max Bonk of Pacific with a 35-37=72.
For George Fox, Mike Ulstad led the way with a 41-38=79. The Burkhart brothers shot an 86, David with a 40-46=86 and Aaron with a 42-44=86. Fourth was Kelton Johnson with a 43-47=90.