Oct. 25, 2011
SEASIDE, Calif. - Led by Dylan Goodwin's (Jr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) five-under par 67, two strokes better than any other round posted in the tourney, Western Washington University rallied to tie for first-place in regulation and won on the second playoff hole at the Cal State University Monterey Bay Men's Golf Otter Classic which ended Tuesday at the Black Horse Golf Club.
The Vikings, ranked No.10 in the Golf Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, shot an even par 288, the best round of the tourney by three strokes, for a score of 887 in the 54-hole tournament. That tied them with Cal State Stanislaus (295).
The two teams tied at one over on the first playoff hole, which counted four of five scores. WWU won by going two under on the second hole to one under for Cal State Stanislaus.
The Vikings were ninth in the 15-team field, 10 strokes behind the leader, after 36 holes Monday, and Cal State Stanislaus was tied for fourth.
Sonoma State placed third at 890 (296) and first-round leader Nova Southeastern was fourth at 892 (301). Host and defending national champion CSUMB, which led by two strokes after 36 holes, finished sixth at 895 (306).
Goodwin led WWU's charge, climbing 18 places into a tie for fourth in medalist play at even par 216. He had one eagle, five birdies, 11 pars and just one bogey in Tuesday's round.
"Dylan was phenomenal," said WWU coach Steve Card (19th year). "He finally got back to playing like he can, firing the best round of the tournament on a very challenging course."
"This is a great way to end the fall portion of our schedule, winning a tournament that included top teams from all over the country."
Crawford, making his first road trip for the Vikings and only his second collegiate appearance overall, was tied for 13th after Monday's play.
"He was the difference on the first day or we would have had no chance today," said Card.
Nova Southeastern's Ben Taylor took medalist honors at five-under 211 (72). That was two shots better than Kyle Souza (71=213), the defending national champion.
WWU placed among the top three teams in all five of its fall tournaments.
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