WWU tied for fifth after first of two rounds Monday at Golfweek tourney
Oct. 1, 2012
SUNRIVER, Ore. - Western Washington University trails by nine shots after shooting an opening-round 7-over par 295 on Monday at the Golfweek Invitational Men's Golf Tournament being held at the Crosswater Golf Club.
The second round should be concluded by 7 p.m., with the final round Tuesday.
The Vikings, ranked No.9 in the Golf World/Nike Golf/NCAA Division II College Coaches Association of America Top 25 Preseason Poll, are tied for fifth with Colorado Mines in the 13-team field.
Cal State Stanislaus fired a 2-under 286 and enjoys a five stroke lead. Hawaii-Hilo is second at 291, followed by Indianapolis at 292 and Sonoma State at 293. said WWU coach Steve Card (20th year).
WWU's Mark Strickland (So., Mukilteo/Kamiak) shot an even par 72 and is tied for ninth in medalist play. He took medalist honors at the Vikings' tournament last week.
The medalist leader is Rob Damschen of Cal State Stanislaus, who fired a 6-under 66. That is two shots ahead of two players tied for second (68), Colorado Mines' Michael Lee and Hawaii Hilo's Kyeton Littel.
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