Western Washington wins Cal St. event
No. 1 Chico State finishes second, 10 strokes behind winners
VALLEJO, Calif. - Western Washington University's Dylan Goodwin was runner-up in medalist play, helping the Vikings rally for a 10-stroke victory against nationally No.1-ranked Chico State in final-day action at the Cal State University East Bay Men's Golf Pioneer Shootout on Tuesday at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Club.
Western, ranked No.2 in the Golf Coaches Association of America Golf World/NIKE Golf Top 25, shot 300 for a 54-hole total of 897. Chico State, which held a two-stroke lead on the Vikings after two rounds Monday, finished second at 907 (312) with Sonoma State third at 910 (311) in the 14-team field.
It was Western's fourth tournament win in six tries this season.
"It was an ugly win as we didn't play particularly well," said Western coach Steve Card (18th year). "I think the golf course won this tournament, but we were just able to do a little bit better than everyone else."
Goodwin placed second individually at 218 (71), six strokes behind medalist Kenny Pigman from Cal State San Bernardino, who finished at 4-under 212 after firing a final-round, 3-under 69, the best of the tournament.
The Vikings' Brian Barhanovich tied for ninth at 226 (77), Sandy Vaughan tied for 11th at 227 (72), Xavier Dailly tied for 17th at 230 (80), and Nick Varelia tied for 27th at 233 (81). Dailly entered the day tied for 10th.
"If anyone had told me that we would win today with Xavier (Dailly) shooting 80, I wouldn't have believed it," Card said. "But we have a lot of depth on this team, and we continue to demonstrate that."
Western's Sam Ayotte, playing as an individual, tied for 13th at 228 (74).
|Pos. School Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Total||To Par|
|10.||UC San Diego||318||298||326||942||+78|
|11.||Notre Dame de Namur||314||321||317||952||+88|
|14.||Academy of Art Univ.||337||354||336||1027||+163|