April 2, 2012
MIAMI SHORES, Fl. - Western Washington University's Dylan Goodwin (Jr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) shot 2-under par 140 over 36 holes and is tied for seventh in medalist play and the Vikings are eighth in a 14-team field following first-day action Monday at the Barry University Buccaneer Invitational being played at the Normandy Shores Golf Club.
Final-round play begins at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Goodwin posted rounds of 68 and 72 on Monday. He is six shots behind leader Oscar Lengden from Nova Southeastern, who shot 8-under 134 (69-65). Lengden holds a one-shot advantage of Sonny Mitchaud of Laval University at 135 (64-71).
WWU, ranked No.10 in the latest Golf Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, had rounds of 288 and 291 for a 579 total.
Laval (278-284), located in Quebec, Canada, is tied with nationally No.1-ranked Barry (281-281) for the team lead at 6-under 562. Barry is the four-time defending champion.
No.3-ranked Cal State Stanislaus (285-283) is tied with No.4 Nova Southeastern (287-281) for third at 568 and No.2 Lynn (284-286) is fifth at 570.
"This is a very strong field with the top four nationally ranked teams," said WWU coach Steve Card (19th year). "If we're fortunate enough to advance to nationals, this is the competition that we will face there."
WWU's Nick Varelia (Sr., Kent/Kentwood) is tied for 25th at 144 (73-71) and Jake Webb (Jr., Issaquah/Skyline) is tied for 37th at 147 (73-74). Craig Crawford (So., Stanwood/Highland Christian) is tied for 44th at 148 (74-74) and Brian Barhanovich (Sr., Everett) is tied for 48th at 149 (75-74).
"It was a bit of a struggle today," Card said. "We were never able to get any momentum going. The guys struggled with the driver, catching a number of water hazards which cost us dearly."
Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and Peter Thompson are a few of the golf legends who played Normandy Shores regularly.
Jake Koppenberg Qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Former Viking All-American to play in prestigious U.S. Amateur August 14-20 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Men's Golf Finishes 16th at NCAA II Championships
Senior Jeffrey Marcum and Freshman Ethan Casto tie for 57th in 108-player field
Men's Golf Slips to 17th at NCAA Championships
WWU men's golf moved up to as high as 8th place, but had a tough finish to finish the 2nd round in 17th place
Men's Golf Senior Trio Named All- West Region
Chris Hatch, Brett Johnson and Jeffrey Marcum earn Division II PING All-West Region honors
Men's Golf in 12th Place at NCAA Championships
Senior Brett Johnson has WWU in the hunt after carding even-par 70 in first round
Vikings Begin Quest for NCAA II Championship
WWU men's golf opens play Monday in the NCAA Division II Championships
Men's Golf Headed to NCAA Championships
Vikings tie for 3rd at NCAA II West/South Central Super Regional
Men's Golf Surges Into 2nd in NCAA Regional Play
Vikings card 10-under-par 2nd round to inch closer to NCAA II Championships
Men's Golf Tied for 5th at NCAA II Regional
Senior Chris Hatch leads Vikings in first round with 5-under-par 67 at Brookside Country Club.
Men's Golf Tees it up at NCAA Regional
Vikings will take to the course starting at 12:50 pm today in Stockton, Calif.
Three Men's Golfer Named First Team All-GNAC
Seniors Brett Johnson, Chris Hatch and Jeffrey Marcum named First Team All-GNAC and Head Coach Luke Bennett repeats as GNAC Coach of the ...
Men's Golf Advances to 19th Straight NCAA Tourney
Vikings are the No. 6 seed in the West Region to be played May 8-10 in Stockton, Calif.
Pair of Men's Golfers Earn GNAC Academic Awards
Sophomore Michael Butler and junior Adam Barker named GNAC Academic All-Stars
Vikings Repeat as GNAC Champions
Vikings overcome 6-stroke deficit in the final round to claim back-to-back GNAC Championships
Men's Golf in 2nd Place at GNAC Championships
Senior Chris Hatch one stroke back of tournament lead with 36-hole score of -4 (138)