Men's Golf | Monday, March 14, 2005
Bearcats Win Willamette Invitational; Kuteira, Hunt and Eaton All Finish in Top Five
SALEM, OR — Rio Kuteira finished second overall and Kris Hunt was third as the Willamette University men’s golf team won the Willamette Invitational two-round tournament played Monday at Creekside Country Club in Salem.
The Bearcats’ team score of 605 beat out second place Central Oregon (609) and third place Whitworth (619). Eleven schools — including seven from the northwest Conference — competed in the event.
Kuteira (pictured left) shot a 72-76-148 over the two days, barely losing the individual title to Pacific Lutheran’s Kurt Inouye. Inouye shot a 75 on the second day to finish with a 147 and a one-stroke win over Kuteira. Kris Hunt shot 76-74 for a 150, good for third place.
Willamette’s Dave Eaton and Whitworth’s Joe Finley tied for fourth with 151. Eaton fired the low round of the second day with a 74.
Other Bearcat finishers included Paul Crissali (153), Damian Wolfgram (158), Martin Kraal (159) Baylor Falk (164), Cord Johnson (157) and Tyler Robinson (171).
Central Oregon 609
Puget Sound 624
Pacific Lutheran 636
Western Baptist 692
Central Washington 711
Lewis & Clark 760
Kurt Inouye (PLU) 147
Rio Kuteira (WU) 148
Kiris Hunt (WU) 150
Dave Eaton (WU) 151
Joe Finley (Whit) 151