WWU tied for fourth, just six strokes behind leader at Golfweek Invitational
Oct. 1, 2012
SUNRIVER, Ore. - Western Washington University trails by just six shots after shooting 8-over par 584 over 36 holes on Monday at the Golfweek Invitational Men's Golf Tournament being held at the Crosswater Golf Club.
Tuesday's third and final round begins at 9 a.m.
The Vikings, ranked No.9 in the Golf World/Nike Golf/NCAA Division II College Coaches Association of America Top 25 Preseason Poll, had rounds of 295 and 289 and are tied for fourth place with Colorado Mines (295-289) and Grand Canyon (301-283) in the 13-team field.
Cal State Stanislaus shot 2-over 578 (286-292) and has a three-stroke lead. Hawaii-Hilo is second at 581 (291-290), followed by Chico State at 582 (299-283).
"It was a little frustrating," said WWU coach Steve Card (20th year). "We didn't come close to playing our best golf today. The good news is that we're not that far out of it even with our "C" game. It could be very interesting tomorrow."
WWU's Mark Strickland (So., Mukilteo/Kamiak) shot even par 144 (72-72) and is tied for ninth in medalist play. He took medalist honors at the Vikings' tournament last week.
The medalist leader is Michael Lee of Colorado Mines at 11-under 133 (68-65). That is four shots better than Rob Damschen of Cal State Stanislaus, who is 7-under at 137 (66-71).
Western Washington Vikings Sidebar Links
|Email this article||Printer-friendly format|