Vikings Stay 15th At NCAA Super Regionals
Western Washington's Jordan Lee shot a 1-under-par round of 70 and is tied for 25th place at even-par 142. Photo by Jayson Ortiz.
Western Washington's Jordan Lee shot a 1-under-par round of 70 and is tied for 25th place at even-par 142. Photo by Jayson Ortiz.

Friday, May 6, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. – Despite shooting 1-under-par 283 as a team and improving their day one score by 13 strokes, the Western Washington men’s golf team could only stand pat in 15th place after two of three rounds at the NCAA West/South Central Super Regional from the Pueblo Country Club in Pueblo, Colorado.

The Vikings are a stroke behind 14th place UC-Colorado Springs and a stroke ahead of 16th-place Chico State with a 36-hole score of 11-over-par 579. In a highly competitive field, only six strokes separate WWU from the top 10.

Simon Fraser, the other GNAC team competing at the Super Regional, shot an 11-over-par 295 on the day as a team. They currently sit in 19th place at 591, six strokes behind 18th-place Sonoma State and 11 strokes ahead of 20th-place Hawaii Pacific.

The top GNAC individual golfer continues to be WWU senior Devin Andrews. Andrews backed up Thursday’s 1-under-par 70 with an even-par round of 71 on Friday. He is tied for 20th in the 108-golfer field at 1-under-par 141 through two rounds. Andrews hit three birdies during his round and also shot an eagle on hole No. 11.

Just behind Andrews is fellow Viking senior Jordan Lee, who carded his own round of 70 on Friday after a round-one 72. Lee is tied for 25th place at even-par 142. Simon Fraser freshman Bailey Bjornson is a stroke behind at 1-over-par 143, tied for 32nd place. Bjornson shot an even-par 71 on the day, collecting five birdies.

Saint Martin’s senior Tyler Fitchett, competing as an individual, shot 2-over-par 73 in round two and is tied for 67th at 5-over-par 147 through 36 holes. Fitchett eagled the seventh hole and was 1-over through the front nine. A pair of Western Washington golfers, freshman Conrad Brown and GNAC Player of the Year Aidan Thain, each moved up to a tie for 76th place at 6-over-par 148 after both shot rounds of even-par 71 on Friday.

Midwestern State leads the team competition through 36 holes, storming up from sixth on the leaderboard after round one by shooting 13-under-par as a team in round two. Midwestern State is at 11-under-par 557, one stroke ahead of Colorado Mesa and four strokes ahead of CSU Pueblo. Midwestern State’s Jake Doggett and Colorado Mesa’s Dakota Gillman are tied for the individual lead at 7-under-par 135, with Colorado Mesa’s Timmy Cavarno one stroke behind.

The third and final round of the Super Regional will begin Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with Simon Fraser in the first group. Fitchett will tee off at 8:40 a.m. and the first Western Washington golfer will tee off at 9:10 a.m.