April 15, 2012

WILLAMETTE INVITATIONAL: Bruins Hang on to Finish 2nd to Wildcats in Salem Event

SALEM, Ore. - Although their score went up by 11 strokes on the second day, the George Fox University Bruins maintained their hold on second place behind Linfield College in the four-team Willamette University Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament that came to a conclusion Sunday afternoon here at the Illahe Hills Country Club course. 

Linfield finished with a two-day four-player total of 300-302=602, 26-over-par on the par-72, 6,735-yard course.  George Fox was next with a 315-326=641, with host Willamette third with a 333-328=661, and the Linfield “B” team fourth at 329-336=665.

Chris Lumsden had the Bruins’ best round on Sunday, shooting a six-over 78 to finish with an 80-78=158, which tied him for sixth on the leader board.  Mike Ulstad, who had the Bruins’ best round on Saturday, carded a final 76-83=159 to finish eighth.  Tyler Dyck had the team’s second-best score on the second day and wound up with an 81-82=163, finishing 11th. 

Aleks Gabrio, who did not play on Saturday, shot an 83 on Sunday for the Bruins’ fourth qualifying score.  Harrison Godsby wound up 18th after shooting a 115-101=216.  Kyle Wilson, who had a 78 on Saturday, did not play on Sunday.

Alex Fitch of Linfield took medalist honors with a three-under-par 69-72=141, 13 strokes ahead of runner-up and teammate A.J. Taylor, who had a 78-76=154.  Linfield’s Tommy Schmitz was third with a 79-77=156.

Complete results of the Willamette Invitational, courtesy of the Willamette sports information office, are available on the George Fox men’s golf website at http://athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/mgolf/2011-12/files/0415.htm.

NEXT: The Bruins will join the rest of the Northwest Conference for the NWC Championship Tournament Saturday-Sunday, Apr. 21-22, at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, Wash.  This tournament counts as one half of the total score for determining the overall conference champion; the NWC Fall and Spring Classics each count as one quarter of the final score.  The conference champion gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National

9:00 am April 27
Men's Golf
9th of 9 NWC Championship
@ Oregon Golf Association Course, Woodburn, Ore.
11:00 am April 26
Men's Golf
9th of 9 NWC Championship
@ Oregon Golf Association Course, Woodburn, Ore.
April 13
Men's Golf
7th of 7 Willamette Invitational
@ Broken Top Golf Course in Bend, Ore.
April 12
Men's Golf
7th of 7 Willamette Invitational
@ Broken Top Golf Course in Bend, Ore.
April 06
Men's Golf
9th of 9 NWC Spring Classic
@ Canyon Lakes Golf Course, Kennewick, Wash.
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