April 7, 2014
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Western Washington University's Craig Crawford (Sr., Stanwood/Highland Christian) fired a 6-under par 66 in the second round, the best of the day, and is tied for second in medalist play, one shot off the lead, after first-day action Monday at the Western New Mexico University Men's Golf Invitational Tournament being played at the Palm Valley Golf Club.
Tuesday's final round of the 20-team tourney begins at 7:30 a.m.
The Vikings are tied for third in the team standings at 578 with Cameron TX (286-292) after shooting rounds of 294 and 284. Nationally No.9-ranked Cal State Stanislaus leads at 8-under 568 (284-284) and No.10-rated and host WNMU is second, four shots behind, at 572 (282-290).
Crawford, making his first appearance for WWU since becoming academically eligible, shot an even par 72 to open the day. He then had six birdies and all the rest pars in the afternoon round.
"Craig had an absolutely phenomenal round," said WWU coach Luke Bennett. "It was as clean as can be. It's great having him back in the lineup."
The medalist leader is Anthony Mangurny from Cal State Stanislaus at 7-under 137 (69-68). Tied at 138 with Crawford is WNMU's Thomas Neve (68-70).
WWU's Mark Strickland (Jr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) is tied for 14th at 144 (72-72) and Brennan Emory (R-Fr., Mount Vernon) is tied for 26th at 146 (75-71). Tied for 56th at 151 for the Vikings are Kyle Schrader (Jr., Olympia/Tumwater) (77-74) and Chris Hatch (Fr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) (76-75).
Michael Butler Named GNAC Men's Golf All-Academic
Junior golfer carries a 3.45 GPA as an accounting major
Ethan Casto Wins GNAC Individual Title, Vikings Finish 2nd
Vikings final-round surge falls short in 2nd-place finish at conference championships
Vikings in 2nd Place After First Day at GNAC Men's Golf Championships
Sophomore Ethan Casto tied for 2nd turning in even-par performance through 36 holes
Men's Golf Set to Defend GNAC Championships Title
WWU opens championships play Monday at Coeur d'Alene Golf Resort
Tacoma's Jordan Lee Signs to Play with WWU Men's Golf
Bellarmine Prep standout won the 2018 WJGA Western Open in March
Men's Golf Named GNAC Team of the Week
Vikings tied for 3rd at last week’s Mustang Intercollegiate finishing at 19-under-par
Cody Roth Named GNAC Men's Golf Athlete of the Week
Roth tied for 6th at the Mustang Intercollegiate last week, helping WWU to tie for 3rd at the tournament
WWU Moves Up to Tie for 3rd at Mustang Intercollegiate
Junior Cody Roth finishes in a tie for 6th at 9-under-par to lead trio of Vikings among top 15
Vikings in 6th Place at Mustang Intercollegiate
Freshman Brody Bonfilio and junior Cody Roth lead the Vikings in a tie for 5th place at 7-under par
Michael Butler Named GNAC Golfer of the Week
Butler tied for 9th place at the SoCal Intercollegiate last week
Men's Golf Finishes 6th at SoCal Intercollegiate
Junior Michael Butler notched top 10 finish tying for 9th place
Vikings in 4th After First Two Rounds of SoCal Intercollegiate
Junior Michael Butler is tied for 4th at 1-over-par through the first 36 holes of the tournament
Brody Bonfilio Named GNAC Men's Golfer of the Week
Bonfilio tied for 1st place at the NDNU Argonaut Invitational last week
Brody Bonfilio Ties for 1st at NDNU Invitational
WWU fires second-lowest round of the final day to finish in a tie for 4th place
Brody Bonfilio in the Lead at NDNU Invitational
WWU men's golf in 5th place after first 36 holes of 54-hole NDNU Argonaut Invitational