By Robert McKinney, Assistant Athletics Director, Communications
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Willamette University golfer Austin Davis (So., Culver City, CA/Culver City HS) was tied for third place and teammate Andrew Kibbee (So., Kenmore, WA/Bothell HS) held part of a three-way for eighth place after 36 holes at the Bulldog Invitational in men's golf on Saturday, Sept. 21 at The S Club. Willamette was tied for fourth place in the team standings at 591. The final 18 holes will be played on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Davis and two other golfers each shot 142 during Saturday's two rounds. Davis carded 73-69. His second round score led all golfers and matched a first-round 69 by Jake Hollander from the University of Redlands (Calif.) for the lowest 18-hole score of the day. The second round for Davis included an eagle-3 on the par-5 seventh hole. Titus Goodman of Vanguard University (Calif.) shot 71-71 for his share of the third place tie, while Harry Brenner from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps shot 70-72.
Kibbee was joined in eighth place by Joshua Fambro and Cameron Cooper, both from Redlands. All three shot 144, with Kibbee earning 72-72 and both Fambro and Cooper recording 73-71.
The co-leaders through the second round were Tyler McDaniel of Vanguard and Hollander from Redlands. Both carded scores of 141, with McDaniel going 71-70 and Hollander shooting 69-72.
Following the three-way tie for second were two golfers tied for sixth place at 143. They were Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) golfers Edward Young (72-71) and Ken Kong (71-72).
CMS sat atop the team leaderboard with a 36-hole score of 6-under-par 570 (284-286). Redlands was second at 6-over par 582 (290-292). Vanguard held third place at 589 (292-297), California Lutheran University was tied with the Bearcats for fourth at 591. The Kingsmen shot 292-299 to match Willamette's 303-288.
The Stags of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps registered the lowest score in each round, led by their 284 in the first round. The 288 by Willamette over the second 18 holes trailed only a 286 by CMS in the second round.