PACIFIC DUAL MATCH: Boxers Out-Point Bruins 78-70 in Stableford Dual Match
REDMOND, Ore. - Playing a dual match in which the Stableford scoring method, common in Europe but rarely seen in the United States, was used to keep score, the Pacific University Boxers out-pointed the George Fox University Bruins 78-70 in a match played Saturday here at the Juniper Country Club.
Under the Stableford method, a point total is assigned for each eagle, birdie, par, bogey, or double bogey and above, rather than counting strokes. The Bruins and Boxers assigned four points for an eagle, three for a birdie, two for a par, one for a bogey, and zero for doubles and up, then took the two best point scores on each hole to reach their team total.
In the more familiar stroke play, Max Bonk of Pacific shot a 70, Josh Mau had a 71, Chasen Bahouth a 77, Ben Wright an 80, and Ryan Beason an 81, with a team score of 298. For George Fox, Aleks Gabrio carded a 76, Kyle Wilson a 78, and Austin Rowland an 84, for a total of 238 (but with only three players).
The two schools added the dual match at the last moment to give their teams a chance to play on the course that will host the Northwest Conference Fall Classic on Oct. 23-24. The NWC Fall Classic counts as one quarter of the scores that determine the conference championship, with the Spring Classic also counting as one quarter, and the NWC Championship Tournament scores in April doubled and counting as one half.
NEXT: The Bruins will host their own George Fox Invitational on Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 9-10, at the Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg, Ore. On Saturday, each foursome will go off from the No. 1 tee starting at 11:00 a.m. On Sunday, there will be a shotgun start, with each group beginning at a different tee and all going off at 7:30 a.m. Teams that are currently expected to participate along with the Bruins are Pacific, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, and Pacific Lutheran University.