WWU men's golf fourth at invitational


Western Washington University freshman Chris Hatch is third in medalist play, just two strokes off the lead, and the Vikings are fourth in the team standings, just five shots behind the leader, heading into Tuesday's final round of the Cal Baptist University Men's Golf Invitational in Menifee Lakes, Calif.

WWU shot rounds of 3-under par 285 and 293 on Monday for a 36-hole total of 2-over 578. Western New Mexico tops the 18-team field at 3-under 573 (285-288), one stroke in front of second-place Simon Fraser (282-292) at 574. Sonoma State is third at 577 (286-291).

Saint Martin's Austin Spicer is the medalist leader at 6-runder 138 (67-71), one shot better than Western New Mexico's David Metz at 139 (68-71).

Hatch posted two under par rounds of 71 and 69.

WWU's Kyle Schrader is tied for 16th after shooting even par 144 (70-74). Mark Strickland is tied for 29th at 148 (71-77), Brennan Emory is tied for 35th at 149 (73-76) and Jack Kelly is tied for 44th (76-74).

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