MGF: WILLAMETTE INVITATIONAL: Bruins 5th out of Six in One-Day Willamette Event
SALEM, Ore. - Chris Lumdsen was the top scorer for George Fox University with an 11-over-par 83 and a 13th-place finish as the Bruins came in fifth out of six teams in the Willamette University Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament, a one-day 18-hole event, held Monday afternoon here at the Creekside Country Club.
As a team, George Fox recorded a four-player score of 350, trailing Linfield College’s #2 team at 315, Corban College at 319, host Willamette at 341, Lewis & Clark College at 348, and ahead of Linfield’s #1 team with a 354.
Also counting for the Bruins were Kyle Wilson, who tied for 15th with an 87 on the par-72, 6,887-yard course, and Matt Fanning and Aleks Gabrio, who were in a three-way tie for 17th with a 90. Other George Fox scores included a 98 by Kelton Johnson (25th,tie) and a 108 by Joel Stude (33rd).
Medalist honors went to Joey Duwe, who actually tied with Tyler Nelson of Linfield #1 at 73, but a scorecard tiebreaker using the 5th hole determined the medalist. Joel Rychard of Linfield #2 was third at 75, Robbie Beard of Willamette shot a 76, and Alex Fitch of Linfield #2 had a 77.
The next tournament for the Bruins will be the University of Puget Sound Dual Match on Saturday-Sunday, Mar. 27-28, at The Classic Golf Course in Spanaway, Wash. Tee time is set for 12.00 noon.
Complete results of the Willamette Invitational, courtesy of the Willamette sports information office, are available on line on the George Fox men’s golf web site at http://athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/mgolf/2009-10/stats/0315.htm.