Recap | Results
PACIFIC INVITATIONAL: Bruins 7th as a Team as Gabrio Finishes 11th on Leaderboard
ALOHA, Ore. - A 10-over-par 154 by Aleks Gabrio, good for 11th place in the individual standings, highlighted the George Fox University efforts in the Pacific University Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament Saturday-Sunday here at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, where the Bruins finished seventh out of eight teams with a 656 team score.
The Bruins recorded a two-day, four-player team score of 334-322=656 on the par-72, 6,500-yard course, two shots behind Linfield College’s “B” squad which shot a 331-323=654. Linfield’s main team squeaked past the Community College of Spokane by two strokes to win the event, 301-298=599 to 301-300=601. The University of Puget Sound was third with a 308-306=614, followed by Centenary College (La.) at 311-310=621, host Pacific at 333-306=639, the Linfield “B” team, George Fox, and Lewis & Clark College at 395-388=783.
Fighting the cold, rain, and occasional hail that fell throughout the tournament, Gabrio carded a consistent 77-77=154 for his 11th-place finish. Other contributing scorers for the Bruins were Mike Ulstad with a 79-80=179 (22nd), Tyler Dyck with an 89-81=170 (tied for 32nd), and Kyle Wilson with an 89-84=173 (36th). Harrison Godby scored a 105-107=212 to finish 40th.
Linfield’s Alex Fitch and Andrew Roller of CCS tied for medalist honors, Fitch with a two-over-par 73-73=146 and Roller with a 74-72=146. Centenary’s Jamie Gibson (74-73=147) finished in third place, while CCS’s Dylan Maine (73-75=148) and Linfield’s A.J. Taylor (75-73=148) tied for fourth.
Final results of the Pacific Invitational, courtesy of the Pacific sports information office, are available on the GFU men’s golf web site at http://athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/mgolf/2011-12/files/0318.htm.
NEXT: The Bruins will participate in the Northwest Conference Spring Classic on Saturday-Sunday, Mar. 31-Apr. 1, at the Wildhorse Resort Golf Club in Pendleton, Ore. The Spring Classic counts as one quarter of the total score toward the NWC team title; the Fall Classic also counts as one quarter, and the NWC Championship Tournament counts as one half. George Fox finished sixth in the Fall Classic.