LEWIS & CLARK INVITATIONAL: Bruins Finish Close Second to Boxers in L&C Tourney
PORTLAND, Ore. – Taking 11 strokes off their 14-stroke deficit from the first day, the George Fox University Bruins closed within three strokes of the Pacific University Boxers but had to settle for a narrow second-place finish in the Lewis & Clark College Men’s Golf Invitational which finished up here Sunday at the Eastmoreland Golf Course.
The Bruins shot a 339 on Sunday over the par 72, 6,529-yard course to finish with a two-day score of 336-339=675. Pacific hung on to win with a 322-350=672. One of the host Pioneers’ four players did not complete the course and left them a score short of the four-player minimum, thus Lewis & Clark did not receive a team score but had to settle for a 341 from Saturday’s round.
Kyle Wilson led the Bruins, carding a two-day score of 79-80=159 to finish second in the individual standings. Aleks Gabrio was next, placing third with a score of 84-80=164. Mike Ulstad took seventh with an 81-93=174, and Trevor Pielstick was eighth with a 92-86=178.
Max Bonk of Pacific cruised to an 11-stroke individual win, recording a score of 73-75=148, only four-over-par. After Wilson and Gabrio came Har Rai Khalsa (81-84=165) and Mark Spathas (82-86=168), both of Lewis & Clark.
NEXT: George Fox will participate in the Northwest Conference Spring Classic Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, at The Links at Hawks Prairie in Lacey, Wash. ... The NWC Spring Classic counts as one quarter of the score toward the team championship, with the NWC Fall Classic also counting as one fourth and the NWC Championship Tournament in late April counting as one half of a team’s score.