MGF: NWC SPRING CLASSIC - Bruins Slip One Spot to 7th as Spring Classic Concludes
MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Although they dropped off only two points from their opening-day round, the George Fox University Bruins slipped one spot in the standings and finished seventh as the Northwest Conference Men’s Golf Spring Classic came to a close Sunday here at The Links at Moses Pointe Golf Course.
Host Whitworth University hung onto its Saturday lead and won the tournament with a two-day score of 293-299=592 on the par 72, 6,965-yard course. Linfield College climbed from third to second with a 305-297=602, while the University of Puget Sound, second after the first day, slipped to third at 300-311=611. Pacific University took fourth at 308-307=615, followed by Whitman College at 313-313=616, Pacific Lutheran University at 328-313=641, George Fox at 320-322=642, Willamette University at 329-319=648, and Lewis & Clark College at 358-338=696.
Mike Ulstad posted the best score for the Bruins with a two-day total of 76-78=154, 10-over-par and tied for 12th in the individual standings. Behind him were Kyle Wilson at 77-81=158 (tied for 22nd), Kelton Johnson at 83-81=164 (34th), Aleks Gabrio at 84-82=166 (tied for 36th), and Matthew Fanning at 84-83-167 (tied for 39th).
Max Bonk of Pacific (72-71=143) and Cameron Whittle of Whitworth (69-74=143) tied for top honors with 1-under-par 143’s, one stroke ahead of first-day leader Tyler Nelson of Linfield, who had to settle for third and a score of 68-76=144. Bonk defeated Whittle on the second hole of a playoff with a birdie to capture medalist honors for the third year in a row.
The NWC Spring Classic counts as one quarter of the total score in determining the conference champion, with the NWC Fall Classic also counting as a quarter and the NWC Championship coming up Apr. 24-25 as one half. Whitworth and Linfield, the Fall Classic winner, are now tied for the conference lead with 15 points each.