March 30, 2010
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -
Xavier Dailly (Jr., Burlington/Burlington-Edison) tied for seventh in medalist play and Western Washington University moved up two spots to finish ninth among 17 teams at the Grand Canyon University Thunderbird Men's Golf Spring Invitational Tournament which ended Tuesday at the Palm Valley Golf Course.
The Vikings, ranked No.10 in the latest Golf World/NIKE Golf/Golf Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Top 25, shot 291 for a 54-hole total of 9-over par 873.
Cal State Stanislaus survived a scare from Chico State to take team honors at 18-under 846 (287). The Wildcats fired a 10-under 278, the best round of the day, to finish second at 848, and host Grand Canyon was third at 854 (279). Cal State Stanislaus entered the day with an 11-shot lead over Chico State.
It was the sixth top 10 finish in eight tournaments this season for Dailly, who was tied for fifth after Monday's two rounds. He shot an even par 72 to finish at 5-under 211.
Joseph Stewart from Cal State Stanislaus moved up four spots to take medalist honors at 9-under 207 (68). Tied for second at 209 were first-day leader Gene Webster, Jr., from Cal State San Bernardino (75) and Scott Crichton from Western New Mexico (71).
Western's Adam Brisben (So., Marysville/Lakewood) tied for 38th at 220 (73), Sam Ayotte (Jr., Corvallis, OR/Crescent City) tied for 50th at 223 (74), and Julian Peters (Sr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) (76) and Nick Varelia (So., Kent/Kentwood) (72) each tied for 53rd at 224.