WWU ties for eighth at St. Edward's Invitational
March 5, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - Western Washington University's Jake Webb (Sr., Issaquah/Skyline) placed 12th in medalist play and the Vikings tied for eighth among 16 teams at the St. Edward's University Men's Golf Invitational which ended Tuesday at the Grey Rock Golf Club.
WWU, ranked No.8 in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll, shot a final-round 327 for a 54-hole total of 919.
No.2 Nova Southeastern FL took top honors at 874 (298), finishing 14 strokes ahead of No.1 Barry FL (308=888). No.5 Abilene Christian TX tied for third at 891with Barton NC.
Webb finished in a three-way tie for 12th at 222 (79).
The Vikings' Evan Needham (Sr., Lynden/Meridian) placed 29th at 228 (79), Kyle Schrader (So., Olympia/Tumwater) tied for 49th at 234 (84), Dylan Goodwin (Sr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) placed 61st at 240 (85) and Mark Strickland (So., Mukilteo/Kamiak) tied for 62nd at 243 (87).
"The conditions were very challenging and the scores went up accordingly," said WWU coach Steve Card. "We just need to keep working and get it figured out for the next time."
Abilene Christian's Alex Carpenter took medalist honors at 3-under par 213 (76). That was two strokes better than runner-up Kevin Witte (79=215) from Colorado-Colorado Springs.
WWU next competes at the Cal Baptist Invitational on March 25-26.
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