Feb. 24, 2003
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
Western Washington University's Tim Feenstra (R-Fr., Lynden) holds a one-shot lead at 8-under par 136 after firing back-to-back 68s in the opening two rounds of the Cal State Bakersfield Invitational on Monday at the Seven Oaks Country Club. The final round takes place Tuesday (8 a.m.).
The Vikings were 13-under as a team at 563, shooting 283 in the first round and 280 in the second. They are tied for third place with Cal Poly (275-288) in the 17-team field, trailing the host Roadrunners (275-285=560) by just three strokes. Chico State is second, one shot back at 561 (277-284).
"I couldn't be happier with how we played," said Western coach Steve Card. "Our goal was even par and we far exceeded that. We've put ourselves in great position for Tuesday."
Feenstra's (136) top challengers are two Cal Poly players - Travis Bertoni and Aaron Dexheimer, who each shot 137 for the 36 holes.
Western's Luke Bennett (Fr., Bellingham/Sehome) was 3-under at 141 (69-72) and All-American Josh Immordino (So., Kent/Kentwood) shot an even par 144 (73-71). Completing the Vikings' scores were Chris Anderson (Papillion, NE) at 145 (76-69) and John Richer (So., Everett) at 146 (73-73).