Whitman men finish eighth at NWC Fall Classic

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OREGON CITY, Ore. — The Whitman College men’s golf team shot a final-round 330 and moved up one spot to finish eighth at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic, hosted by the Stone Creek Golf Club.

The Missionaries finished with a two-day total of 665 with their lowest scorer being Andrew Welch, who carded 78-81—159 and finished 26th.

Jonathan Standen also shot an 81 Sunday to finish at 164. Daniel Hoffman carded a 169 and Griffin Lamb a 173 to round out the Whitman scoring.

Willamette took the title with a two-round total of 587, Pacific Lutheran was second at 596, and Puget Sound third at 606.

Ryan Kukula of Willamette took home medalist honors, posting a 1-under-par 143 over the two days.

Jacob Armelino, also of Willamette, finished second with 147.

There was a five-way tie for third at 149.

The Fall Classic is the first tournament of the year that counts towards the conference championship. Willamette takes home the full complement of eight points. Whitman garners one.

The tournament also signals the end of the fall season. The teams will resume in spring with the Spring Classic and the NWC Championships counting towards the conference championship.

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