The University of British Columbia set tournament and school records in successfully defending its title, finishing 35-under par, at the 43rd Annual Western Washington University Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament, which ended Tuesday at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.
The Thunderbirds shattered the previous tourney best of 18-under established by WWU in 2001. They had the top three finishers in medalist play, led by Evan Holmes at 14-under 202 after finishing with a 4-under 68.
UBC’s Jack Wood, who fired a tourney-best 8-under 64 to move up 13 places, tied for second at 9-under 207 with teammate Conner Kozak (72) and Cal State Stanislaus’s Michael Mencassy (71).
UBC finished with a 54-hole total of 829 in the 11-team field. Cal State Stanislaus (284) and Simon Fraser (282) tied for second at 15-under 849 and host WWU was fourth at 12-under 852 (281).
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The Vikings were led by Mark Strickland, who shot 2-under 68 to move up 10 spots and finish eighth at 4-under 212.
WWU’s Anthony Allen fell five spots into a four-way tie for ninth at 213. His 1-over 73 was his first in six rounds this season that was under or even par.