Winds halt play for WWU men's golf


Sustained winds of 25 miles per hour-plus had golf balls rolling off the greens and forced cancellation of Tuesday's final round at the Chico State InterWest Fall Classic held at the 7,164-yard Sevillano Links in Corning, Calif.

Chico State was named the tournament champion by virtue of its 5-under par 571 after 36 holes Monday. The 12th-ranked Wildcats won by eight strokes over No.10 Cal State Stanislaus. It marked the second time in three years that Chico State has won its tournament.

Chico State's Ricky Owaki won the medalist title by three strokes at 7-under 137 on the strength of a tournament-tying second-round 66 Monday. Cal State Stanislaus' Anthony Manguray finished second at 4-under, and Chico State's Lee Gearhart, Cal State Stanislaus' Trevor Clayton, and Simon Fraser's Bret Thompson finished tied for third at 2-under.

WWU placed fifth with a score of 597.

The Vikings' Kyle Schrader and Mark Strickland finished in a four-way tie for 12th at 3-over 147.

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