Vikings tied for third after 36 holes at Cal State Monterey Bay Invitational

Mark Strickland and Coach Luke Bennett

Oct. 21, 2013


SEASIDE, Calif. - Western Washington University's Mark Strickland (Jr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) fired a 5-under par 67, the best round of the day, tying him for third in medalist play after Monday's first two rounds of the Cal State University Monterey Bay Men's Golf Invitational being held at the 6,699-yard Black Horse Golf Club.

Tuesday's third and final round begins at 8 a.m.

The Vikings are tied for third with Chico State in the team standings at 591 after rounds of 300 and 291. Host CSUMB leads at 10-under 566, shooting a tourney-best 281 in the second round.

The Otters, ranked No.8 nationally, hold a 15-shot advantage over No.1-rated Barry FL, which had a 36-hole total of 581.

Strickland is in a five-way tie for third at 141. It took him just 29 shots to complete the first nine holes of his second round 67, which tied his best round as a collegian.

Barry's Mario Beltran leads at 6-under 138 (68-70), two shots better than Chico State's Alistair Docherty (72-68=140).

WWU's Kyle Schrader (Jr., Olympia/Tumwater) (75-74) and David Fonua (Fr., Seattle/O'Dea) (76-73) are tied for 20th at 149.

The Vikings' Chris Hatch (Fr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) is tied for 30th at 152 (75-77) and Brennan Emory (R-Fr., Mount Vernon) is tied for 67th at 158 (80-78).


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