Eaton Finishes Second in NWC Men's Golf Championships; Bearcat Team Finishes Fourth

SISTERS, Ore. - Dave Eaton finished second, one shot behind Whitworth's Andrew Parrot, and the Pirates held off hard charges by Linfield and Pacific Monday to win their second straight Northwest Conference Men's Golf Championship tournament at the Aspen Lakes Golf Course.

The Bearcat men finished fourth overall, shooting a combined team score of 632. Whitworth shot a 614, followed by Linfield (618) and Pacific (621).

Parrot shot the low round of the tournament Sunday, a 70, to take a seven shot lead over Eaton. The Bearcat senior responded with a 73 in Monday's final round, moving from a tie for fourth to second. Parrot shot a 79 in the second round.

Other scores for the Bearcats included Ben Bryant (159), Baylor Falk (161) and Martin Kraal (162).

Eaton earned All-NWC honors along with third place finishers Kevin Duerr and Trever Phillips of Linfield, along with Whitworth's Carter and Pacific's Noah Horstman, who tied for fifth.

In the overall conference point standings, Whitworth finished with 27.5 points, finishing well ahead of Linfield at 22.5 points. Pacific was third at 20 and Pacific Lutheran fourth at 16.

2006 Northwest Conference Men's Golf Championships
Apr. 22-23, 2006
at Aspen Lakes Golf Course, Sisters, Ore.
Par 72, 6,919 yards

TEAM SCORES: Whitworth 614, Linfield 618, Pacific 621, Willamette 632,
Pacific Lutheran 638, Puget Sound 646, Lewis & Clark 674, Whitman 683

Top Five Individual Scores (All-Northwest Conference): 1, Andrew
Parrott, Whitworth, 70-79-149. 2, Dave Eaton, Willamette, 77-73-150.
Tie 3, Kevin Duerr, Linfield, 77-76-153. Tie 3, Trever Phillips,
Linfield, 76-77-153. Tie 5, Noah Horstman, Pacific, 74-80-154. Tie 5,
Jordan Carter, Whitworth, 80-74-154.

Final NWC Championship Point Standings: Whitworth 27.5, Linfield 22.5,
Pacific 20, Pacific Lutheran 16, Willamette 14, Puget Sound 8, Lewis &
Clark 3, Whitman 1

WILLAMETTE 318 314 632 4th
Martin Krall 80 82 162
Ben Bryant 83 76 159
Dave Eaton 77 73 150 2nd
Baylor Falk 78 83 161
Tyler Robinson 95 84 179
Damian Wolfgram 85 84 169