PACIFIC SPRING INVITATIONAL: Bruins Build Big Lead on Day One of Pacific Tourney
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Led by a sizzling Kelsey Morrison, who built a five-stroke advantage with a four-over-par 75, the George Fox University Bruins built a 34-stroke lead over the rest of the field on the first day of play in the Pacific University Spring Invitational women’s golf tournament Saturday here at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course’s Ghost Creek course.
George Fox, ranked 10th in the latest Golf World / National Golf Coaches Association national poll and eighth overall in the Golfstat.com ratings, shot a four-player score of 323 on the par-71, 5,852-yard course. Tied for second are Linfield College and Whitworth University at 357, with Pacific Lutheran University fourth at 384 and the University of Puget Sound fifth at 424. One of Pacific’s foursome did not finish the round and thus the host team had no score.
Morrison holds the lead over teammate Mandy Cameron and Sarah Bicker of Puget Sound, both at 80. The Bruins’ Abby Mann is tied for fourth at 83, and Brianna Nap is tied for eighth with an 85. Other George Fox scores were an 89 by Sarah Askin, who is tied for 12th, a 96 by Lanee Danforth, who is 22nd, and a 98 by Jill Westendorf, who stands 25th.
The Pacific Invitational concludes Sunday, with first tee times at 8:30 a.m.