PORTLAND, Ore.– In the last golf tournament before spring season, Oregon Tech’s Alyssa
Clements shot an 86, while Dalton Durrell carded a 72, both best rounds of the week individually, to help lead their respective teams to a 7th place showing at the Warner Pacific Invitational Tuesday at Glendoveer Golf Course.
Concordia University captured the women’s team title with a wire-to-wire victory. The Cavalier duo of Sunny Powers and Kelsey Whiles tied for individual medalist honors after posting identical scores of 13-over par 232. Top 5 individuals were Northwest Christian's Haley Partridge (80-79-78=237), Willamette's Elise Levy (80-75-83=238), and The College of Idaho's Baylee Borchers (81-77-81=239).
For the Owls Clements (271) 92-93-86 and Mallory Rose (279) 91-94-94 cracked the top 25 with their three round total.
In the tram standings Willamette came home in second place (334-331-343=1,008) behind the solid play of Levy and top 10 finisher McKenzie Weinhold (83-85-84=252). The College of Idaho (333-338-347=1,018) placed 3rd followed by Corban University (352-349-362=1063), tournament-host Warner Pacific (372-360-374=1,106), Northwest Christian (375-371-377=1.123), and Oregon Tech (398-384-380=1,162).
On the men’s side Warner Pacific's A.J. Nelson captured his first-ever tournament title with a three-round total of five-under par 214 (70-73-71) to win the event by three strokes over Concordia's Jesse Heinly (76-70-71=217). Rounding out the Top 5 individuals were overnight leader Tyler Falk of Northwest Christian (72-70-76=218), Lambert, first round leader Jacob Armelina of Willamette (68-78-76=222), and NCU's Sam Mar (72-77-73=222).
Tech’s Dalton Durrell tied for 8th individually with a three round score of 227 (80-75-72), followed by David Murphy in 28th place (80-78-79 (237). Kyle Dearing scored a 243, followed by scores of 245 from Tyler Dearing and Nate Pajutee.
Concordia and Northwest Christian tied for the team title (307-298-298=903), followed by a third place from Warner Pacific (303-314-300), fourth place Corban (312-308-300). Willamette (923) and Walla Walla CC (928) came in fifth and sixth with the Owls (317-317-311=945) taking seventh and College of Idaho (960) eighth.