Missionary men fourth at PLU Invite


DUPONT, Wash. — The Missionaries began the spring season with a fourth-place finish at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational over weekend, posting a two-round team total of 656.

The Lutes walked away with first place, posting a score of 600.

Andrew Welch was the top finisher for Whitman, carding a 78 and 80 (158) to finish 15th.

Rounds of 82 and 79 (161) placed Scott Martin in a tie for 21st.

Geoff Burks totaled a 167 (tied for 30th).

Rounding out the scoring for the Missionaries were Daniel Hoffman with a 170 (33rd) and Connor Hood with a 175 (35th).

Dustin Hegge of PLU earned medalist honors, firing a second round 69 to post a 146 total, one shot ahead of Whitworth’s Austin Billiter.

In the team scoring, after the Lutes’ first place, the Pirates’ A and B teams finished second and third, respectively, while Lewis & Clark placed fifth behind Whitman.


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