Falk Shoots 73 to Finish Second at NWC Southern Division Four-Way Golf Tournament #3

WOODBURN, ORE. -- Baylor Falk (Jr., Albany, OR/West Albany HS) of Willamette University shot a one-over-par 73 (38-36) on the Oregon Golf Association Golf Course to finish in second place at the Northwest Conference Southern Division Four-Way Tournament #3, hosted by Lewis & Clark College and administered by WU Head Coach Steve Prothero on Sunday, Oct. 8. Falk trailed only medalist Taryn Braseth of Pacific in the individual standings, after Braseth shot a 70 (34-36) to win by three strokes. Linfield claimed the team title for the third time in this fall’s NWC Four-Way events.

Linfield’s winning score was 301, as the Wildcats completed 18 holes with an 11-stroke lead over Pacific University, which took second with a score of 312. Willamette was third at 333, while Lewis & Clark finished fourth at 339.

Braseth and Falk were followed in the individual standings by Kyle Henderson of Linfield. Henderson shot 74 (39-35), one stroke ahead of teammate Joel Rychard, who took fourth at 75 (39-35). Fifth place was a three-way tie between Andrew Hebert of Lewis & Clark, Jeff Nigro of Linfield and Tyler Nelson of Linfield. All three shot a 76, with Hebert shooting 39-37, Nigro recording 39-37 and Nelson earning 38-38.

Joining Falk in recording Willamette’s team score were Tyler Robinson (Jr., Roseburg, OR/Umpqua Valley Christian School), Hardy Almes (So., White Plains, NY/Hackley School) and Jeff Weber. Robinson shot an 80 (40-40), while Almes carded an 88 (44-44) and Weber recorded a 92 (45-47). Also competing for Willamette was Alex Bennett, with a 97 (44-53), and Dave Bennet (Jr., Coos Bay, OR/Marshfield Senior HS), with a 99 (53-46).

The NWC Southern Division Four-Way Tournament #4 will be hosted by the Bearcats at the Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Ore., on Monday, Oct. 16. Willamette, Lewis & Clark, Linfield and Pacific will compete once again in the final tune-up before the NWC Men’s Fall Classic, Oct. 21-22 at Aspen Lakes in Sisters, Ore.

NWC Southern Division Four-Way #3
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006
Oregon Golf Association Golf Course
Woodburn, Ore., Par 72

Willamette Results
Baylor Falk, 73 (36-37)
Tyler Robinson, 80 (40-40)
Hardy Almes, 88 (44-44)
Alex Bennett, 97 (44-53)
David Bennet, 99 (53-46)
Team Total, 333 (165-168)