TACOMA, Wash. – The Oklahoma Christian Eagles dominated on all fronts and won the Logger Invitational by an impressive 29 strokes Friday at Fircrest Golf Course.
Linfield was runner-up with a two-day total of 606, followed by host Puget Sound (615), Pacific Lutheran (631), and North Idaho (647).
First-round leader Axel Ochoa turned in another great day for Oklahoma Christian, shooting two-under-par 69. He finished as the tournament medalist with a three-under 139.
Puget Sound’s Matt Kitto claimed second place, five strokes back at 144.
Linfield slotted three golfers among the top 10 finishers. Alex Fitch, A.J. Taylor (Sr., Kirkland, Wash.), and Yutaro Sakamoto tried to help the Wildcats catch Oklahoma Christian but the NAIA club trimmed nine strokes off its first-round score to collect the decisive team victory.
Fitch finished the tournament tied for sixth at six-over-par 148. Taylor (149) and Sakamoto (150) were just a few stroked behind their teammate, finishing eighth and ninth, respectively.
Tommy Schmitz (Sr., Gresham, Ore.) completed the Linfield scoring an overall total of 159.
UP NEXT: Linfield returns to Tacoma March 13-14 to compete in the Pacific Lutheran Invitational at Oakbrook Golf Course.
Paces Wildcats with two-round 148
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