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

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.
April 05
Men's Golf
9th of 9 NWC Spring Classic
@ Canyon Lakes Golf Course, Kennewick, Wash.
March 09
Men's Golf
8th of 8 Puget Sound Invitational
@ Fircrest Golf Course in Fircrest, Wash.
April 26
Men's Golf
NWC Championship
@ Oregon Golf Association Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore.
April 27
Men's Golf
NWC Championship
@ Oregon Golf Association Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore.