McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Playing in the comfort zone of dry weather and on his home course, Linfield senior Alex Fitch continued his hot start to the 2011-12 golf season with a four-stroke victory at the Linfield Three-Way on Saturday.
Fitch fired a 3-under-par 69 over 18 holes to win the event by three strokes and spark his team to a six-stroke victory over runner-up Willamette.
With six golfers finishing among the top-10 individuals, the Wildcats shot a glossy 305 as a team. Willamette was second at 311 and Pacific was a distant third at 354.
Willamette’s Ryan Kukula was second with a 1-over 73. Linfield freshman Ryan Nolan (Soph., Tigard, Ore.) and sophomore A.J. Taylor (Jr., Kirkland, Wash.) shared third with Willamette’s Jonathan Ross, all at 77.
COMING UP: Linfield heads to Heron Lakes Golf Course in north Portland to compete in the NWC Fall Classic, Oct. 22-23. The outcome of the Fall Classic counts 25 percent toward determining the 2011-12 NWC champion.
His 77 shares third place
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