Bearcats Take Fourth at Wildcat Invitational

McMINVILLE, ORE. Willamette University women’s golfer Rachel Shahbaz (Fr., Portland, OR/St. Mary’s Acadmey) shot a 93 to lead the Bearcats to a fourth place finish at the six-team Wildcat Invitational on Monday, Sept. 25 at Michelbook Country Club in McMinnville. The event was hosted by Linfield College.

The Bearcats were without their top golfer, sophomore Whitney Ueno (Hilo, HI/Hilo HS). Ueno took 10th place at last spring’s NCAA Division III Championship.

Senior Michelle Benrath (Bend, OR/Bend HS) carded a 106 for the Bearcats, while sophomore Andrea Hand (Hillsboro, OR/Hillsboro HS) shot a 125, and freshman Tanya Schiller (South Bend, WA/South Bend HS) finished with a 128.

Concordia University (Ore.) won the event, with a team score of 327. Linfield finished second at 361, and Pacific (Ore.) took thrid with a 363.

The Bearcats shot 452 as a team.

Wildcat Invitational
Monday, Sept. 25, 2006
Michelbook Country Club,
McMinnville, Ore.

Willamette Results
Rachel Shahbaz, 93 (50-43)
Michelle Benrath, 106 (54-52)
Andrea Hand, 125 (60-65)
Tanya Schiller, 128 (64-64)
Team Total, 452 (228-224)