Ueno Wins NWC Fall Classic By Ten Shots; Ushikubo Third as Bearcats Finish Fourth Overall

SISTERS, OR — Freshman Whitney Ueno finished first and teammate May Ushikubo finished third as the Bearcats placed 4th overall in the Northwest Conference Women’s Fall Classic at Asen Lakes Golf Course.

The Bearcats were only two shots out of second place in the two-day event capping the fall golf schedule.

Ueno (pictured left) won the individual title by a whopping ten strokes over Emily Lau (University of Puget Sound). Ueno fired rounds of 72 and 75 for a total of 147.

Ushikubo, also a Bearcat freshman, shot rounds of 78 and 84 to finish third in individual competition.

UPS won the team title, shooting 685 over the two rounds. Linfield (701) and Pacific (702) beat the Bearcat's team score of 703.

Michelle Benrath shots a combined 197 for Willamette. Beth Robbins shot 209 and Ashley Buchheit shot 211.

Whitney Ueno

Whitney Ueno