Walla Walla Community College men finish fourth, women fifth at golf match

The Warriors' Dona Dunovant finishes at 164, one stroke behind women's medalist Caral Martinson of Green River.

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CENTRALIA, Wash. - Dona Dunovant finished second to lead the Walla Walla Community College contingent at the Centralia Invitational at the par-71 Riverside Golf Course here Monday.

Dunovant shot 80-84-164 to finish one stroke behind Green River's Caral Martinson, who carded a 77-86-163.

Team-wise, the Warrior men finished fourth and the women came in fifth.

On the men's side, Bellevue and Skagit Valley finished up with identical 588 scores, with Bellevue pulling out the team victory in a playoff. Spokane was third at 589, followed by WWCC at 606, Columbia Basin at 617, Olympic 618, Treasure Valley 668, Green River 683 and Grays Harbor 707.

Men's medalist was Olympic's Ben Nelson, who finished 72-79-142.

Warrior Jeff Neher tied for 13th with 76-75-151, followed by Max Levitch at 69-83-152; Daniel Morgan at 81-75-156; Michael Ervin at 86-72-158; Cory Spencer at 79-82-161; and Michael Noreen at 82-79-161.

For the women's team scores, Green River won at 518, followed by Spokane at 519, Skagit Valley 550, Bellevue at 573, WWCC 583, Treasure Valley 590, Olympic 603, Southwestern Oregon 615, and Centralia 640.

Kati Lucas shot 100-101-201, and Jamie Robison 110-108-218 to round out the Warriors' scoring.

The Warriors next play at Southwestern Oregon, at Bandon Dunes, next Sunday and Monday before the NWAACC Championships in Bremerton.

"I was really happy to see Dona place second," WWCC coach Mike Rostollan said. "I think she's a contender for individual honors at the championships."

He said his golfers have been playing hard, but need to play up to their potential.

"If they play up to their potential, they have a chance to beat the other (teams)," Rostollan said. "We're tired of finishing fourth. They're gunning for their best efforts in the next couple of week. They'd like a podium finish (at the NWAACC Championships)."

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