Freshman Devin Gregg shot par at last week’s men’s golf tournament in Bellingham, Washington, to earn his third consecutive top 20 finish.
Gregg shot a 216 total with rounds of 71, 73, and 72 to earn him a 17 overall finish out of the 95 individuals in the tournament. Only five strokes back from medaling, Gregg lead the Sonoma State University Seawolves to a seventh place team finish out of the 17 teams at the Western Bellingham Invitational.
The Seawolves shot a combined 878 for the tournament, with rounds of 288 follewed by 295 on day one, and a final round of 295 on day two. University of British Columbia held off second place Chico State by two strokes to win the team championship with a tally of 856 (-6). Junior Ian Hofmann shot rounds of 72, 76 and 73 to end up with a 221 (+5) earning him a six-way tie for 31st place.
Senior Justin Shluker, who lead the Seawolves to a second place overall finish in the fall season opener at the CSU Dominguez Hills Johnson Shootout, tied three others in the tournament with 14 birdies. Shluker ended his week with a seven-way tie for 37.
The University of British Columbia and Chico State took the top two spots, followed by Concordia of Oregon in third. CSU Monterey Bay, Victoria British Columbia, and Western Washington took the remaining places above Sonoma State and their seventh place finish, only six shots behind host Western Washington.
“The Western Washington Invitational was a good tournament for us. We put up some good scores but we know we can improve in the up coming tournaments,” said Shluker. “I’m very proud of the two freshman who contribute every time we go out to play, even though they are only in the beginning of their careers [here at Sonoma State].”
Mens Golf will look to improve at their next tournament, which will be a home match at the Foxtail Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday. After next week’s home tournament, the team will only have one more competition before a break in action until the spring season rolls around. The Seawolves will begin battling for the conference championship, and hopefully a spot in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament.