Zhang Finishes Second at Whitworth Invitational
SPOKANE - Scott Zhang finished with a 36-hole total of 149 to place second at the Whitworth Invitational men's golf tournament held Sunday and Monday at Spokane Country Club.
Zhang followed his 75 on a blustery Sunday with a 74 today, bringing him in at five-over-par on the par 72, 6,663-yard course. Linfield's Tyler Nelson won medalist honors, rallying from an opening 78 to post a 69 this afternoon - the tournament's only sub-70 round - for a two-day total of 147.
Whitworth won the team title with a 610 (310-300), followed three strokes back by Linfield (315-298). Rounding out the team scores were George Fox 643 (327-316), Pacific 644 (321-323), Whitman 649 (330-319) and PLU 650 (337-313).
In addition to Zhang, PLU players scores were as follows: Kevin Englund 166 (87-79), Barrett Stamps 168 (89-79), Hans Stegemoeller 169 (86-83), Kyle Spitzer 173 (92-81) and Auston Hilkin 179 (92-87).
"After a tough first day, the guys responded well with the third best team score the second day," said Kris Swanson, PLU head coach. "It was good momentum heading into the North Tournament at Oakbrook next weekend. I know the guys will be ready to go this weekend and excited about posting good scores at our home course."
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