WWU Vikings

Vikings finish third at Golfweek DII Fall Invitational

Western Washington University’s Kyle Schrader fired a 3-under par 69 to place fourth in medalist play and the Vikings moved up one spot to finish fourth among seven teams at the Golfweek DII Fall Invitational which ended Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Sunriver Resort Crosswater Club course.

WWU shot 291, the day’s best score, for a 54-hole total of 7-over par 871. The Vikings finished seven strokes behind team champion Simon Fraser at 864 (296). Cal State Stanislaus was second at 867 (297).

“Today was similar to our other rounds, we struggled at the start but showed a lot of fight,” said WWU coach Luke Bennett. “I’d say the difference for us was our putting. The greens are very fast and if the speed isn’t right it can hurt you.”

Schrader posted Sunday’s best round with five birdies and two bogeys, moving up 10 places to fourth at 2-under 214.

Taking medalist honors by three strokes at 210 (71) was Anthony Manguray from Cal State Stanislaus. Tying for second at 213 were Simon Fraser’s John Mlikotic (71) and Bret Thompson (72).

Two Vikings were among five players tied for fifth at 217. Chris Hatch shot 74 and Mark Strickland 76.

WWU’s Anthony Allen placed 23rd at 225 (72) and Brennan Emory was 25th at 229 (76).

The Vikings next compete at the Cal State Monterey Bay Invitational on Oct. 20-21.