Walla Walla Community College men fourth at golf invite


SPOKANE - Walla Walla Community College's men moved up one spot from the first round to finish fourth as the Bigfoot Invite finished up at Hangman Valley Monday.

Host Spokane won the men's side of the tournament, finishing with a 562 total. Bellevue was second at 574, Skagit Valley third at 590 and WWCC jumped over Columbia Basin for fourth at 594. CBC was next at 599, followed by Olympic at 605, Southwestern Oregon 625, Treasure Valley at 628, Grays Harbor at 692 and Green River shot a second-round 331 but had no first day score.

Individually, Spokane's Jason Molner medaled, finishing 67-69-136.

The Warriors' top finisher was Cory Spencer, who tied for 10th at 73-74-147. Other WWCC finishers were Daniel Morgan 75-73-148; Jeff Neher 73-79-152; Mike Noreen 74-78-152; Marcus Kilthau 73-80-153; Max Levitch 78-76-154.

On the women's side, Green River was led by medalist Caral Martinson's 73-73-146 to win the team score with a 474.

Spokane was second at 482, followed by Skagit Valley at 514, Bellevue at 532, WWCC at 542, Treasure Valley at 554, Olympic at 612 and Centralis at 634. Columbia Basin particpated but didn't have a counting score.

Dona Dunovant tied for fourth with an 81-78-159 to lead the Warriors. Jordan Simkins shot 89-102-101, and Jamie Robison finished 95-100-195 to tie with WWCC teammate Kati Lucas' 96-99-195.

"There are some glimmers of hope," WWCC coach Mike Rostollan said. "We turned under par, but gave a lot of strokes back on the backside. It seems they're improving each week, and hopefully we're peaking at the right time."

The Warriors travel to the Centralia area for a tournament at Riverside next Sunday and Monday.


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