Willamette Takes Third Place at WU Invitational

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

SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's golf team finished third in the team standings with an 18-hole score of 341, as the Bearcats hosted the Willamette Invitational at the Creekside Country Club on Monday, March 15. Robbie Beard (Sr., Yankton, SD/Yankton HS) of WU placed fourth on the individual leaderboard with a 4-over-par 76.

Linfield College #2 won the team title with an 18-hole score of 315. Corban College took second place four strokes back at 319 and Willamette was third at 341. Lewis & Clark College followed in fourth place at 348, while George Fox University was was fifth at 350 and Linfield #1 was sixth at 354.

Top individual honors went to Joey Duwe of Corban College who shot a 73 and won a scorecard playoff over Tyler Nelson of Linfield #1 to take first place. Nelson also carded a 73. The scorecard tie-breaker was the fifth hole -- rated the toughest on the Creekside course. Duwe shot a four on the par 4 hole, while Nelson carded a five.

Joel Rychard of Linfield #2 claimed third place two strokes off the pace at 75. Beard followed in fourth place with his 76, while Alex Fitch of Linfield #2 was fifth with a 77.

Three competitors tied for sixth place. They were Har Rai Khalsa from Lewis & Clark, Tony Kordosky from Linfield and Jack Mathews of Lewis & Clark. All three finished the round in 78 strokes.

Shane Adversalo (Sr., Honolulu, HI/University Laboratory School) of Willamette was part of a four-way tie for ninth place with a score of 82. Tied with Adversalo were Corban golfers Chris Dudley, Steve Landis and Michael May. Alexander Bennett (Sr. Sammamish, WA/Skyline HS) of WU tied for 15th with an 87.

Also competing for the Bearcats were Brendan Dineen (So, Portland, OR/Grant HS), Sam Church (So., San Carlos, CA/Sequoia HS) and Blaze Rogers (So., Lahaina, HI/Lahainaluna HS).

Willamette will not play again until April 10-11 at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic. The tournament will be held at the Moses Lake Golf Club in Moses Lake, Wash.

Willamette Invitational
Creekside Country Club
Salem, Ore.
March 15, 2010
Robbie Beard finished in fourth place with a score of 76 at the Willamette Invitational.

Robbie Beard finished in fourth place with a score of 76 at the Willamette Invitational.