Willamette Finishes Fourth at Puget Sound Invitational

By Sara Brooks, Assistant Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6219

TACOMA, WASH. -- Willamette University finished in fourth place following the final round of the 36-hole Puget Sound Invitational in men's golf on Friday, March 5 at the Fircrest Country Club. Robbie Beard (Sr., Yankton, SD/Yankton HS) of Willamette tied for 13 place in the individual standings with a score of 159 (79-80).

Shane Adversalo (Sr., Honolulu, HI/The University Laboratory School) of Willamette finished in 16th place with an individual score of 164 (82-82). Alexander Bennett (Sr., Sammamish, WA/Skyline HS) finished in 21st place, 8 strokes behind Adversalo. Bennett carded an 86 each round for a 168 total individual score.

Yutaro Sakamoto, from Linfield College, shot a 138 to capture the individual title. Sakamoto beat teammate Tyler Nelson by four strokes.

Willamette finished in fourth place in the team standings with a cumulative score of 671. Linfield claimed the team title with a score of 582.

The Bearcats will host the Willamette Invitational on March 15. Play will begin at 9 a.m (PST) at the Creekside Country Club.

FINAL RESULTS
Willamette at Puget Sound Invitational
Fircrest Country Club
Banks, Ore.
March 4-5, 2010
Robbie Beard shot 79 on the first day and 80 on the second to finish 13th with an overall score of 159.

Robbie Beard shot 79 on the first day and 80 on the second to finish 13th with an overall score of 159.