Dunovant holds on to win Fall Fury Golf Tournament

WWCC's Dona Dunovant takes an eight-shot lead into the final round, and holds off CBC's Gina Ojeda by a stroke to win the tournament.



Bundled up in black pants and a wind breaker, WWCC's Dona Dunovant chips from the pond's edge on the third hole at Wine Valley Golf Course Tuesday afternoon. Dunovant had to take a one-stroke penalty and drop after her shot landed out of bounds.


WWCC's Dona Dunovant smiles as she walks off the seventh green with a birdie on a blustry, cold and occasionally wet day at Wine Valley Golf Course during the Fall Fury golf tournament.

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Community College's Dona Dunovant enjoyed an eight-stroke lead into Tuesday's final round at the Fall Fury golf tournament at Wine Valley Golf Club, and used that margin to win the women's event with a one-stroke win over Columbia Basin's Gina Ojeda.

"She was the star of the show for us," WWCC coach Mike Rostollan said. "Dona hit the ball great from tee to green, but she spent a lot of time on the putting greens. She had a handful of three-putts, for sure.

"Dona is just a plus in every respect," he said. "I think the league realizes she's the woman to beat. We're just fortunate to have her playing for us. I'm glad she's on board."

The wind eased a bit from Monday's first round, Rostollan said, but it was a little colder, as well.

Dunovant finished up 73-83-156, with Ojeda putting the pressure on shooting 81-76-157.

North Idaho College's Rachel Westby was third at 87-82-169.

Warrior Jamie Robison shot 108-106-214 as the only other WWCC woman in the field.

On the men's side, Bellevue's K.C. Chang pulled out the four-stroke victory, 74-72-146, over Spokane's Graham Schmaltz's 75-75-150.

For the Warrior team, Cory Spencer shot 82-78-160, Max Levitch 80-81-161, Eric Wright 82-77-159, Dakota Hull 88-85-173, Brady Fay 88-88-176 and Mike Ervin 91-87-178.

Other WWCC individual players included Drew Morgan 90-83-173, Sean Pederson 84-84-168, Ryan Hodl 83-78-161 and Nick Warren 87-82-169.

For the men team-wise, Spokane won at 310-303-613, followed by Bellevue 335-301-636, North Idaho 319-320-639, Olympic 317-324-641, Skagit Valley 319-329-648, Southwestern Oregon 332-319-651, WWCC 333-320-653, Treasure Valley 335-325-660, CBC 348-336-684, and Central Washington 369-338-707.

On the women's side, first-day leader CBC didn't field a complete team Tuesday. North Idaho won at North Idaho 267-262-529, followed by Bellevue 278-267-545, Olympic 271-283-554, and Southwestern Oregon 298-302-600.

"We're done with the (fall) season now," Rostollan said. "We have our work cut out for us. I think we know what we have to do for next year (the spring season). I like our chances in the spring."


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