Men's Golf Unable to Make Up Ground at NCAA Regional

May 8, 2018


AMARILLO, Texas The Western Washington University men’s golf team was unable to climb the leaderboard during the sed of the 2018 NCAA Division II Championships West/South Central Regional played Tuesday on the La Paloma Course at Tascosa Golf Club.
Through the first 36 holes of the 54-hole tournament, the Vikings are in 20th place in the 20-team field. WWU made a 14-shot improvement from Monday’s first round, turning in a team score of 18-over-par 302 on Tuesday. Through the first two rounds the Vikings are 50-over-par (618).
Freshman Brody Bonfilio (Boise, ID/Bishop Kelly) continues to lead the Vikings as he moved up 15 spots on the leaderboard with his even-par 71 in the second round. Bonfilio is tied for 34th place in the 108-player field at 5-over-par 147. He was 2-under-par through the first 10 holes of his round on Tuesday, and finished with 2 bogeys over the final 8 holes to record the even-par round.
Junior Cody Roth (Bellingham, WA) slipped to a tie for 80th with a 6-over-par 77 on Tuesday, following his 5-over-par 76 in the first round. Through the first 36 holes Roth is at +11 (153).
Senior Adam Barker (Gig Harbor, WA/Peninsula/Olympic College) is tied for 101st (+16), senior Willy Scholten (Lynden, WA/Lynden Christian) is tied for 103rd (+18) and sophomore Ethan Casto (Snohomish, WA) is 106th (+22).
California Baptist moved into the team lead with a 6-under-par 278 in the second round, holding a one stroke advantage over St. Mary’s (TX) at 2-over-par for the tournament. Chico State and Colorado Christian are tied for 3rd place at 9-over-par, while Holy Names, Sonoma State and Colorado-Colorado Springs are tied for 5th at 13-over-par. The top 5 teams in the team standings at the conclusion of the regional will move on to the NCAA Championships Finals beginning May 21 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama at The Shoals Golf Club – Fighting Joe Course.
Cameron Brown of Oklahoma Christian and Kyle McLay of Holy Names are tied for individual medalist honors at 4-under-par.
Eric Valenzuela of St. Mary’s led five players shooting in the 60s in the first round, carding a 5-under-par 66 to hold a one stroke lead over Oklahoma Christian’s Cameron Brown (-4, 67).
Wednesday’s third round is scheduled to start at 7:30 am, with the Vikings teeing off in the first wave starting on the No. 1 tee. The final round of the tournament can be followed via the Live Leaderboard at Golfstat.com.
WWU’s team and individual breakdown, as well as the team tournament leaderboard, through Tuesday’s second round are listed below.

2018 NCAA II WEST/SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL
Tascosa Golf Club – La Paloma Course  8  Amarillo, TX  8  Par 71  8  6,805 Yards

Pos.

Team/Player

To Par

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

20th

Western Washington

+50

316

302

--

618

T34

Brody Bonfilio

+5

76

71

--

147

T80

Cody Roth

+11

76

77

--

153

T101

Adam Barker

+16

80

78

--

158

T103

Willy Scholten

+18

84

76

--

160

106

Ethan Casto

+22

86

78

--

164

Pos.

Team

To Par

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

1.

California Baptist

+2

292

278

--

570

2.

St. Mary's (TX)

+3

286

285

--

571

3.

Chico State

+9

292

285

--

577

 

Colorado Christian

+9

291

286

--

577

5.

Sonoma State

+13

295

286

--

581

 

Holy Names

+13

298

283

--

581

 

Colorado-Colo. Springs

+13

294

287

--

581

8.

Oklahoma Christian

+14

290

292

--

582

9.

Colorado Mines

+17

298

287

--

585

10.

Arkansas-Fort Smith

+19

297

290

--

587

11.

Cal State San Marcos

+21

301

288

--

589

12.

Cal State Monterey Bay

+22

296

294

--

590

13.

Midwestern State

+23

302

289

--

591

14.

Simon Fraser

+24

299

293

--

592

15.

Rogers State

+26

309

285

--

594

16.

Dixie State

+28

297

299

--

596

 

Dominican (CA)

+28

301

295

--

596

18.

Texas A&M-Commerce

+34

311

291

--

602

19.

Colorado State-Pueblo

+40

314

294

--

608

20.

Western Washington

+50

316

302

--

618

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