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WWU men’s golf finishes 14th at WNMU Invitational

Despite shooting its best round of the two-day event, Western Washington University did not move up in the team standings as the Vikings placed 14th in the 16-team field at the Western New Mexico University Mustang Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament which ended Tuesday, April 7, in Goodyear, Ariz.

WWU shot 296 to finish the 54-hole tourney at 903. Host WNMU won at 3-under par 861 (287) with Dixie State second at 869 (285) and Cal State Monterey Bay third at 870 (286).

The Vikings were led by Chris Hatch, who tied for 28th at 222. Hatch shot even par 72 on Tuesday as did teammate Brennan Emory, who tied for 50th at 227.

WWU’s Kyle Schrader tied for 61st at 229 (82), Anthony Allen tied for 66th at 231 (77) and Mark Strickland tied for 75th at 236 (78).

WNMU’s Harry Wetton took medalist honors by one stroke at 7-under 209. That was one stroke better than Fredrik Jullum from Cal State Monterey Bay (72) and Zach Tripp from Colorado-Colorado Springs (70), who tied for second at 210.