Linfield Defeats Willamette in Dual Golf Meet

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's golf team lost to Linfield College, 24-8, in a dual match that used three scoring formats on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Illahe Hills Country Club. Each squad entered four two-man teams to compete in match play using alternate shot, bet shot and scramble formats for six holes each. Eight points were available to be won by each pairing.

Willamette's team of Ben Bryant (Sr., Albany, OR/West Albany HS) and Tyler McKenzie (Fr., Hermiston, OR/Hermiston HS) were victorious over Linfield's Kevin Duerr and Will Watchman, 6-2. They played a close match that ended with the teams separated by only two strokes.

Tyler Nelson and Tony Kordosky of Linfield downed Sam Church (Fr., San Carlos, Ca/Sequoia HS) and Tyler Robinson (Sr., Salem, OR/Umpqua Valley Christian School), 8-0. Nelson and Kordosky combined for a 74, while Church and Robinson shot an 80.

Linfield also won the match between the Wildcats' duo of Joel Rychard and Alex Finch and the Willamette team of Kevin Burfeind (So., Kalispell, MT/Flathead HS) and Ian Osborne (So., Carmel, CA/Carmel HS), 8-0. Rychard and Fitch finished with a 68.

In the remaining match, LC's team of Yutaro Sakamoto and Evan Wallace defeated WU's pair of Shane Adversalo (Jr., Honolulu, HI/University Laboratory School) and Robbie Beard (Jr., Yankton, SD/Yankton HS), 6-2. Sakamoto and Wallace carded a 74.

Willamette returns to action on Wednesday, Oct. 8 with a dual match against George Fox University at Illahe Hills Country Club. Tee time is set for 1:30 p.m. (PDT).

Linfield College defeated Willamette University, 24-8 - Complete Match Results are not available.

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Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

Ben Bryant (above) and Tyler McKenzie of Willamette won their match against Kevin Duerr and Will Watchman.

Ben Bryant (above) and Tyler McKenzie of Willamette won their match against Kevin Duerr and Will Watchman.