WWU ties for third at Golfweek Invite, shoots 13 over on final six holes
Oct. 2, 2012
SUNRIVER, Ore. - Overcoming a six-stroke first-day deficit to lead by five with six holes to play, Western Washington University shot 13 over par the rest of the way to tie for third at the Golfweek Invitational Men's Golf Tournament which ended Tuesday at the Crosswater Golf Club.
The Vikings, ranked No.9 in the Golf World/Nike/College Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Top 25 Preseason Poll, shot a final round 294 for a 54-hole total of 878. They tied with Chico State (295) and Cal State Stanislaus (300), which led by three shots after two rounds Monday.
Hawaii Hilo, which was second entering the final round, shot 295 and won by one stroke at 12-over 876. Grand Canyon was runner-up at 877 (293).
WWU's Mark Strickland (So., Mukilteo/Kamiak) shot 73 and moved up three spots to place sixth in medalist play at 217.
Evan Needham (Sr., Lynden/Meridian) also shot 73 and climbed seven spots to tie for eighth at 219.
Jake Webb (Sr., Issaquah/Skyline) had WWU's best round of the day, an even par 72, and tied for 12th at 220.
Taking medalist honors was Michael Lee of Colorado Mines at 11-under 205 (72). That was five shots better than Grand Canyon's Alec Dalhquist, who shot the best round of the day, a 5-under 67, to finish at 210.
WWU competes in the Chico State Invitational on Oct. 8-9.
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