- 4 All-NWC Athletes
BANKS, Ore. --- The George Fox men's golf team moved up two spots to second in the final round of the Northwest Conference Fall Classic after shooting a team score of 285.
The Bruins finish the two-day tournament with a 291-285=576. Their second round of a 1-over-par 285 team score is a new school record for lowest team score in 18 holes. The previous record was set earlier this season at the CA State Intercollegiate on a Par-72 course with a 2-over-par 290 team score. The two day team score is second all-time in the record books.
Willamette finished with a 282-280=562 to win the NWC Fall Classic, while the Bruins record their highest finish ever in a conference tournament. Pacific Lutheran placed third with a 290-293=583, while Whitworth secured fourth place with a 288-296=584.
The Bruins placed all four scorers in the Top 20, as almost every golfer climbed up the leaderboard. Mason Koch got the Bruins off on the right foot with a 3-under-par 68 to finish fourth with a 71-68=139. Alex Plusquellec kept the historic day alive with a 2-under-par 69 to place fifth with a 73-69=142. Koch's 3-under is tied for second all-time in individual one day scores at George Fox, while Plusquellec's 2-under is tied for fourth all-time in individual one day scores. Koch also ties the individual two day program record with his 3-under finish. That record was held solely by Chris Lumsden back in 2012 at the Whitman Invitational.
Trent Jones of Willamette won on the first playoff hole to earn medalist honors at the NWC Fall Classic. He finished with a 66-70=136 to sign a 6-under-par scorecard.
What Comes Next:
The Bruins have one final tournament of the 2017 season in Walla Walla, Washington, at the Whitman Fall Invitational Oct. 28-29.