Oct 15, 2017

Bruins Climb Two Spots To Finish Second At NWC Fall Classic

A Winning Tradition

  • One NWC Player of the Year (Alex Plusquellec, 2017-18)
  • Two Division III PING All-Region Team
  • Six 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.

Recap:

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.

Clayton Rajewish signed a 71-75=146 to finish tied for eighth, while Joshua Lackey shot a 76-73=149 to place T-16th. Mason Mueller finished the lineup for the Bruins with a 78-76=154 to place T-32nd.

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.