WOODBURN, Ore. – Adam Bean and Derek Wilson earned All-NWC First Team honors in leading the Puget Sound men's golf team at the NWC Championships this weekend. The men's team took third in the tournament and the women's team was eighth.
Bean was even with par for the second day in a row to take third in the tournament. He fired a two-day score of 144 (E) to pace the Loggers. Wilson shaved a couple strokes off of his day one round with a one-over 73 on Sunday. He finished four over par to take fourth.
Bean started the day one stroke off the lead, but Linfield's Adam Ruben was one under par for the second day in a row to take medalist honors. Ryan Kukula was also one-under par on Sunday to finish one stroke ahead of Bean.
Matt Kitto shot a 78 (+6) on Sunday to finish 10 over par for the tournament in 17th. Ricky Howard cut down his second round by five strokes to finish 15-over for the tournament. He was just five over par on Sunday.
The Loggers were four strokes better as a team on Sunday, but didn't catch Linfield or Whitworth in the team standings. They turned in a two-day scorecard of 604 (+28) to take third. Whitworth overcame Linfield for the team title and completed the sweep of the three "major" tournaments in the NWC. They locked up the NWC's automatic qualification into the NCAA Championships.
The women's team took 19 strokes off its day-one score, but remained in eighth at the championship tournament. The Loggers turned in a two-day scorecard of 837 (+261).
Halle Peterson led the dramatic improvement on day two of the championship, shaving 12 strokes off her score. Peterson shot an 85 (+12) to jump up to 24th on the leaderboard. Ev Grier also took five strokes off her day one total to finish in 30th. Peterson shot a 182 (+38) while Grier was 51-over with a 195.
Lauren Boniface turned in a two-day scorecard of 225 (+81), while Madison Cox rounded out the team scoring with a 235 (+91). Cox took nine strokes off her day-one total.
George Fox won the women's team title with the Bruins' Kelsey Morrison winning the individual title.
The championships spelled the end of the season for both teams. The Logger men finished third in the NWC standings by half a point, while the Logger women finished eighth in the standings.