Bean and Wilson win All-NWC first team
Behind sophomore Adam Bean (Portland, Ore.) and junior Derek Wilson (Issaquah, Wash.) the men’s golf team placed third behind Whitworth and Linfield in the Northwest Conference Championship on April 21 in Woodburn, Ore.
Bean finished his season shooting even par rounds both days for a total score of 144 and took third place alone. He entered the second day one stroke behind the leader Adam Reuben, but the freshman from Linfield posted another 71 (-1) to take medalist honors.
Wilson shot a 148 (+4), which put him in a tie for fourth overall. As a result of their fine play during the weekend, Bean and Wilson were awarded All-NWC First Team honors.
The men’s squad was rounded out with junior Matt Kitto (Lake Oswego, Ore.), sophomore Ricky Howard (Madison, Wis.), and freshman Karsten Sladky (Madison, Wis.), shooting two-day scores of 154, 159, and 161, respectively.
Meanwhile the women’s team was led by freshman Halle Peterson (Boulder, Colo.) who shot 85 on day two to improve her score by 12 strokes from the previous round to finish 24th in the tournament.
Ev Grier, junior, (Port Angeles, Wash.) also contributed for the Loggers, posting a total score of 182 for the tournament, as Puget Sound finished in eighth place.
Given that this was the final event of the 2013 season for both the men’s and women’s teams, the Northwest Conference Championship cemented the standings for both. The women finished eighth in the confernce seeding, while the men’s team finished third overall in the NWC.
Moreover, both teams should have very bright futures ahead of them. Neither team has any graduating seniors, and with four players between the two teams who still have freshman eligibility, both the men’s and women’s teams still have plenty of room to grow as they look to improve in 2013-14.
Last weekend marked the end of the season for Puget Sound golf under first-year coach Todd Erwin.