Burks paces Missionary men golfers


CLARKSTON, Wash. — Senior Geoff Burks shot a 2-over-par 74 here Saturday at Quail Ridge to lead Whitman College’s 2012-13 men’s golf debut in a three-school competition.

Burks finished seven shots behind medalist Rylee Iacolluci shot a 67 and led host Lewis-Clark State College to a first-place finish

The Warriors finished with a 284 team tally to outdistance Whitworth University, which turned in a 290 tally, and Whitman, which was third with a 314 score.

Whitworth junior Jesse Salzwedel shot 68 to lead the Pirates and place second in individual play.

LCSC’s Drew Reinland, who prepped at Walla Walla High School, shot a 2-under-par 70 and tied Whitworth’s Joey Degroff for third place.

Freshman Daniel Hoffman shot a 79 for Whitman and was the only other Missionary to break 80.

Two other first-year players, Connor Hood and Evan Dyar, shot 80 and 81, respectively, for Whitman. Sophomore Nathan Fisher turned in an 82 for Whitman’s fifth team-counting score and junior Jordan Dixon carded a non-counting 87.

Whitman returns to action this coming weekend, Sept. 22-23, when the Missionaries travel to Banks, Ore., to compete in the Pacific Invitational at the Quail Valley Golf Course.


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