WHATS BRUIN: Weekly News & Notes
Overall Record: 1-10
Sat.-Sun., Oct. 18-19 - at Northwest Conference Fall Classic, Canyon Lakes Golf Course, Kennewick, Wash.
--- Tee times: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. Sunday
George Fox will be the host school for the 2008 NWC Fall Classic, which will be played at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, Wash. The par 72, 6,683-yard course (from blue tees) has a four-and-a-half star rating with Golf Digest, and is tied for the top rating among golf courses in the state of Washington. Linfield won last year’s Fall Classic at the Spokane Country Club in Spokane, Wash., with a score of 604, edging host Whitworth’s 608. The Bruins were ninth at 715. Chris Packard of Pacific Lutheran won the individual medalist honors last fall with a score of 143, but he has graduated, so there will be a new champion this year.
Results of the NWC Fall Classic, which will be the final fall match for all the conference schools, count as one-quarter of the season score for determining the conference champion. Teams in the Fall Classic and the NWC Spring Classic receive one point each for each team they beat, and two points for each team they beat in April's NWC Championship event.
BRUIN BITS ---
Ulstad BAA Athlete of the Week after Record Performance
Freshman Mike Ulstad of Corvallis, Ore., has been named the Bruin Athletic Association Men’s Athlete of the Week for Oct. 6-12 after a record-setting performance in the Boxer-Bruin Invitational on Oct. 11-12 at the Gearhart (Ore.) Golf Course. Ulstad led George Fox with a 79-75=154, finishing 11th in the tournament and setting a new Bruin record for best 36-hole score in the two-year-old program’s history. David Burkhart set the previous record of 158 in the Linfield Invitational back on Sept. 27-28 this year at the Michelbook Country Club.
Coach Matt Beck:
Matt Beck is in his second season as the head coach for the newest intercollegiate athletic program at George Fox - men’s golf - which took to the links for the first time in the fall of 2007. He came to the Bruins after four years as an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s golf teams at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. With Beck as an assistant, the Boxers developed into a strong program that has been very competitive in the Northwest Conference, including three NWC women’s championships from 2004-06. Click here for the complete bio on Coach Beck.