SPOKANE, Wash. – Consistent rounds of 73 and 71 helped senior Alex Fitch to a share of third place as action wrapped up Monday at the Whitworth Fall Invitational at Spokane Country Club.
Fitch shot 73-71-145 over 36 holes, matching exactly the rounds of Whitworth’s Christian Boudreau.
Pacific Lutheran’s Dustin Hegge rode Sunday’s tournament-best round of 68 to capture the tournament medal at 68-74-142, two strokes better than Adam Bean of Puget Sound, who shot 73-71-144.
Competing on its home course, Whitworth won the event at 296-291-587, five strokes in front of Puget Sound, which recorded matching scores of 296 for a 16-over 592. North Idaho College was third at 299-295-594. Pacific Lutheran slipped form third to fourth as the Lutes saw their second-round total mushroom by eight strokes.
Linfield remained in fifth place at the nine-team tournament, which included every Northwest Conference program except Lewis & Clark. Among NWC schools, the Wildcats were fourth overall with scores of 309-303-612.
Fitch completed the tournament at 1-over par but as a team, the Wildcats were plus-36. That included score from Thomas Arand (Jr., McMinnville, Ore.), who tied for 26th place with rounds of 80-76-156, A.J. Taylor (Sr., Kirkland, Wash.), who shared 31st place at 82-75-157, and Ryan Nolan, two spots back at 79-79-158.
Also included in Linfield’s team total were Tommy Schmitz at 79-80-159 and Taylor Pirnke (Jr., Mill Creek, Wash.), who scored 79-82-161.
COMING UP: The Wildcats host Willamette and Pacific for a single-day tournament Saturday at Michelbook Country Club.
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