WWU men's golf 13th after second day at regional


Heading into Wednesday's third and final round, Western Washington University moved up one spot and is 13th among 20 teams competing in the NCAA Division II Men's Golf West/South Central Regional at the 6,909-yard Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin, Texas.

When the three-day, 54-hole regional ends, the top six teams advance to the national championships May 19-23.

The Vikings, who entered as the No. 6 seed in the West Region, shot 303 on Tuesday for a 36-hole total of 612.

Host St. Edward's is in the lead with 585 (294).

WWU's Mark Strickland is in a six-way tie for 22nd in medalist play at 148, just five shots off the lead, after shooting a second straight 2-over par 74.

The Vikings' Chris Hatch is in a four-way tie for 42nd at 151 (73) and Craig Crawford is in an eight-way tie for 48th at 153 (79).

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