Concordia Wraps Fall Season With Win

Friday, October 21, 2016

PORTLAND  – Simon Fraser’s junior Chris Crisologo joined the winners circle for the second time this year, winning the Otter Invitational for his fourth career first-place finish. Concordia’s Tanner Huddleston and Ryan Melnychuk also claimed wins, tying for first place at the Concordia Invitational

Concordia Starts Fast: After recorded the best scores among GNAC schools at both the Saint Martin’s Invite and Western Washington Invitational, Concordia grabbed its first win of the year in its home event. The Cavaliers had five players finish inside the top eight. Huddleston and Melnychuk tied for first place individually with a score of one-over par 214.

Pick Your Thorn: Saint Martin’s Ryan Pickthorn took third place at the Concordia Invitational with a score of three-over par 216 (72-72-72). Pickthorn’s effort led the Saints to a second-place finish in the event. Saint Martin’s had four players finish inside the top 20 at the event.

Christen Him Winner Again: Crisologo won his second event this year and fourth of his collegiate career. The Clan’s junior finished eight-under par 208 to win the event by a two-stroke margin. He was 10 strokes ahead of the next best score by a GNAC athlete.

2016-17 Individual Tournament Winners (3 teams or more)

  • Chris Crisologo (SFU): Western Washington Invitational, Sept. 26-27 (5-under 211)
  • Austin Spicer (SMU): Grays Harbor College Invitational, Oct. 10-11 (1-under 143)
  • Frisby Trevor (SMU): Grays Harbor College Invitational, Oct. 10-11 (1-under 143)
  • Chris Crisologo (SFU): Otter Invitational, Oct. 17-18 (8-under 208)
  • Tanner Huddleston (CU): Concordia Invitational Oct. 17-18 (1-over 214)
  • Ryan Melnychuk (CU): Concordia Invitational Oct. 17-18 (1-over 214)

2016-17 Team Tournament Winner (3 teams or more)

  • Saint Martin’s: Grays Harbor College Invitational, Oct. 10-11 (1-under 571)
  • Concordia: Concordia Invitational Oct. 17-18 (10-over 862)

2016-17 GNAC Golfers of the Week

Sept. 19-25: Ryan Melnychuk (Concordia, Sr., Grants Pass, Ore. – Univ. of Idaho): Melnychuk was the top GNAC finisher at the Saint Martin’s Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The senior tied for third with a 36-hole score of even-par 142 and finished just four strokes out of the top spot. Also Nominated: Ian Briske (Northwest Nazarene), Chris Hatch (Western Washington).

Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Chris Crisologo (Simon Fraser, 5-9, Jr., Richmond, B.C. – Vancouver Coll.): Crisologo was the medalist at Western Washington Invitational, carding a three-round score of 5-under-par 211 to finish one stroke ahead of four other competitors. He shot low rounds of 3-under-par 69 in both the first and second rounds. Also Nominated: Ryan Pickthorn (Saint Martin’s), Caleb Stetzner (Montana State Billings), Brett Johnson (Western Washington), Ryan Melnychuk (Concordia), Justin Higgins (Northwest Nazarene).

Oct. 3-9: Connor Miele (Montana State Billings, Sr., Edmonds, Wash. – Saint Martin’s Univ.) Miele finished second at the Rocky Mountain College Invitational, shooting 7-under-par 206 in three rounds. He shot a personal best with back-to-back rounds of 68 in the first two rounds. Also Nominated: Jack Strickland (Northwest Nazarene), Brett Johnson (Western Washington), Ryan Melnychuk (Concordia).

Oct. 10-16: Trevor Frisby (Saint Martin’s, So., Edmonds, Wash. - Meadowdale) Frisby collected his first collegiate win at the Grays Harbor CC Ann Swanson Cup. He finished with a two-round score of 142, carding identical rounds of 71 to beat teammate Andrew Raab by two strokes and tie Austin Spicer, while leading the Saints to the team title.