Loggers Take 2nd, 3rd At NWC Golf Championships

Loggers Take 2nd, 3rd At NWC Golf Championships

PORTLAND, Ore. - Storming back to get within two strokes to take second place on the men's side and recording a near-school record 328 to earn third place on the women's side, the Puget Sound Loggers wrapped up the 2010 season with a pair of strong rounds at the 2010 Northwest Conference Championships at Heron Lakes GC in Portland, Ore.

In the men's tournament, senior Marc Phillips (Boise, Idaho/Timberline) fired an even-round 72 to finish the two-day tournament tied for second place, earning him All-Northwest Conference honors.  

Greg Kirkpatrick (Longview, Wash./Mark Morris) fired at five-over 77 on the second day to tie for eighth with a 12-over 156 as the Loggers posted a tournament-best 302 to take second with a 44-over 620.  

Whitworth's Ryan Young took medalist honors with a seven-over 151.  Whitworth also won the tournament and conference title with a 42-over 618.  After the Loggers' second-place performance, Linfield and Pacific tied for third at 622, followed by Whitman (642), Pacific Lutheran (643), George Fox (649), Willamette (696) and Lewis & Clark (719).  The Loggers took third in the season standings with 25 points, one point back from second-place Linfield.

On the women's side, junior Sarah Bicker (Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline) nearly collected medalist honors for the second straight year, shooting a school-record-tying four-over 76 to finish tied with Emily Guthrie of Whitworth with a 15-over 159 but Guthrie won medalist honors on the first playoff hole.  

Maresa Jenson (Whitefish, Mont.) improved on day two with a 10-over 82 to tie for sixth.  The Loggers shot 328 on day two, just one stroke off their school record of 327 from the 2006-07 season.

Whitworth won the tournament title and the conference title tie-breaker with a 78-over 654.  George Fox finished second at 657, followed by Puget Sound (673), Linfield (684), Whitman (693), Pacific (698), Pacific Lutheran (736), Willamette (841) and Lewis & Clark (896). The Loggers finished fourth in the NWC standings with 21.5 points, just one-half point behind third place Linfield.