Vikings in 5th Place at Otter Invitational

Oct. 17, 2016

First & Second Round Results  | 3rd Round Pairings | Final Round Live Results

SEASIDE, Calif. –
The Western Washington University men’s golf team is in 5th place out of 16 teams at the Otter Fall Invitational hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay at the Bayonet Golf Club.

The Vikings completed the first 36 holes of the 54-hole tournament with a team score of 13-over-par 589, 14 strokes back of team leader Nova Southeastern (-1, 575). WWU is just four strikes back of fourth-place Cal State East Bay (+9, 585) and seven strokes back of third-place Cal State Monterey Bay (+6, 582).

“Today was a grind from the beginning to the end for the guys,” said head coach Luke Bennett. “The course is one that demands your attention on every shot. The guys battled all day long, but we got a little fatigued at the end and gave a few strokes away down the stretch. Brett (Johnson) and Jeff (Marcum) showed great patience out there today.”

Western senior Brett Johnson (Ridgefield, WA) continued his excellent start to the 2016-17 season posting consecutive rounds of even-par 144 on the par 72 layout. Johnson recorded 23 pars and 5 birdies in his 36 holes, and recorded an eagle on the 18th hole in the second round. Johnson is tied for 9th place in the 86-player field and will be seeking his fourth top 20 finish in five starts this fall when he tees off for the final 18 holes tomorrow.

Seniors Jeffrey Marcum (Richland, WA) and Chris Hatch (Mukilteo, WA/Kamiak) are tied for 24th place at 4-over-par (148) through the first two rounds.

Simon Fraser’s Chris Crisologo is at 7-under-par (69-68=137) through the first two rounds to hold a 2-shot advantage in the race for individual medalist honors. A total of 12 players finished the first 36 holes at par or better.

The tournament concludes tomorrow with the final round beginning with a shotgun start at 8:15 am.

Here is a look at WWU’s scores from the first day of the tournament and the complete team leaderboard:

Otter Fall Invitational

Bayonet Golf Club (Par 72 – 6,848 Yards)

Pos.

Team/Player

 

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

5th

Western Washington

+13

292

297

--

589

T9

Brett Johnson

E

72

72

--

144

T24

Jeffrey Marcum

+4

75

73

--

148

T24

Chris Hatch

+4

74

74

--

148

T32

Ezra Arneson

+5

71

78

--

149

77

Ethan Casto

+17

82

79

--

161

Pos.

Team

 

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

1

Nova Southeastern

-1

285

290

--

575

2

Lynn University

+2

288

290

--

578

3

Cal State Monterey Bay

+6

294

288

--

582

4

Cal State East Bay

+9

291

294

--

585

5

Western Washington

+13

292

297

--

589

6

Cal State San Marcos

+15

302

289

--

591

7

Simon Fraser

+17

297

296

--

593

T8

Colorado-Colo. Springs

+22

298

300

--

598

T8

Dixie State

+22

301

297

--

598

10

Sonoma State

+23

303

296

--

599

11

California Baptist

+25

300

301

--

601

12

Chico State

+28

307

297

--

604

13

Wilmington (DE)

+31

306

301

--

607

14

UC San Diego

+35

304

307

--

611

15

Academy of Art

+44

311

309

--

620

16

Hawai'i Hilo

+46

311

311

--

622

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