UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Led by a three-over-par 75 by Chris Lumsden, the George Fox University Bruin are tied for fifth place out of 11 teams after the first round of the Pacific Lutheran University Invitational men’s golf tournament that was played Sunday afternoon here at the Chambers Bay Golf Course.
George Fox posted a four-player, 18-hole team score of 326, 38-over-par, to tie with Willamette University for fifth. Host PLU leads with a 304, with the University of Puget Sound one stroke back at 305. Whitman College and Whitworth University are third and fourth with scores of 310 and 313 respectively. Linfield College and PLU’s No. 2 team are tied for seventh at 327, followed by Pacific University at 346, Trinity Lutheran College at 350, and Lewis & Clark College at 367.
Lumsden’s 75 on the par-72, 6,583-yard course has him tied for sixth on the leader board with Matt Kitto of Puget Sound and Josh Mau of Pacific. Adam Bean of UPS and Geoff Burke at Whitman are tied for first with 73’s, with Dustin Hegge and Auston Hilkin of PLU and Oliver Rudnicki of Whitworth tied for third with 74’s.
Also counting for the Bruins on Sunday were Tyler Dyck and Aleks Gabrio with 83’s (tied for 26th), and Dylan Harris with an 85 (tied for 37th). Kyle Wilson rounded out the Bruin players with a 94, tied for 50th.
The PLU Invitational wraps up on Monday, with the first tee time scheduled for 8:00 a.m.
Results of the first day of play in the PLU Invitational, courtesy of the Pacific Lutheran sports information office, are available on line at http://athletics.georgefox.edu/sports/mgolf/2012-13/files/1014.htm.