Linfield, Ueno Winners In Second Four-Way Fray

BANKS, Ore. - Willamette freshman sensation Whitney Ueno won her second straight individual title, while Linfield picked up the team honors in Pacific's leg of the Northwest Conference Southern Four-Way Tournament,
Sunday at the Quail Valley Golf Course.

The Wildcats saw four of their five golfers shoot scores under 100 to win the round with a combined score of 359. The defending NWC champion Boxers, led by Kilah Sime's (Sr., Redmond, Ore.) second place finish,
ended up four strokes behind with a score of 363.

Ueno earned medalist honors by beating the field by a full 10 strokes. She entered the clubhouse with a 2-under-par 74, shooting identical rounds of 37 on the front and back nine.

Sime was just as consistent in her first tournament of the year, shooting identical rounds of 42 to finish at 84. The round tied her for second place with Linfield's Leslie Wheeler. Sarah Shelton (Sr., Keizer, Ore.) placed fifth with her round of 85. Kelly Hartley (So.,Tualatin, Ore.) saw a 16-stroke improvement from the first round earlier
this week, carding a 90.

Despite dropping from first to third from the first round to second, Willamette maintained their team lead in the four-way tournament with a combined score of 715. Linfield sits second at 725 and Pacific is third at 751.

The four-way tournament is a new format for the fall season. Four teams play in a South Tournament on four separate days and four different courses over four weeks. The total scores at the end determine the winner.

Another four-team tournament is played among the conference's north teams, Pacific Lutheran, Puget Sound, Whitman and Whitworth. All eight teams will meet for the conference's Fall Classic on Oct. 16-17.

The third round of the South Four-Way Tournament takes place Oct. 2 at Langdon Farms Golf Course in Wilsonville. Lewis & Clark is the host school. Between now and then, however, the Boxers will host the Pacific
Invitational on Oct. 1.