Blog 234, 9/18/12 - Vikings Make Solid Start in Indianapolis

Jake Webb; T2 on 138.
The Western Washington men's team made a good start to their 2012-13 season yesterday carding rounds of 292 (+4) and 283 (-5) at the University of Indianapols Invitational for a one-under-par total of 575 that put it in third place with a round to go.
“We had a pretty solid day overall,” said WWU coach Steve Card. “Everybody contributed. It was nice to get off to a good start on a pretty challenging golf course with some of the best teams in the country here.”
The star of the day for the Vikings was Jake Webb who shot 70, 68 on the Pete Dye-designed Brickyard Crossing course which features four holes inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The senior from Issaquah finished the day tied for second individually on six-under-par, five behind leader Ben Taylor of Nova Southeastern. Dylan Goodwin is in a four-way tie for 19th at 145 after rounds of 75 and 70, Mark Strickland is tied for 23rd on 146, Sandy Vaughan T43 on 150, and sophomore transfer Kyle Schrader tied for 77th after bouncing back well from a first round 86 with a 74 in the afternoon.
Leading the tournament is last season's NCAA Division II Champion Nova Southeastern which dominated the opening day establishing a six-stroke lead over second-place Barry with a very impressive morning round of 13-under 275 which it followed with a 286.
With the Sharks and Buccaneers so far out in front, it will be tough for WWU to move higher on the leaderboard, but Card is hopeful today's weather will be in his team's favor. “The wind is supposed to blow a little bit," he said. "So I expect the scores will be higher. If we have a good ball-striking day, we might be able to move up.”
Scores here.

clairerThe Western women's team is ninth heading into the second and final round of the Angelo State Concho River Classic at Bentwood CC in San Angelo, TX. The Vikings shot a 33-over 321 Monday with senior Claire Rachor (left) leading the way for the team after a four-over 76.
St. Edwards University of Austin, TX leads the team standings on 297 (+9), while Flower Castillo from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX sits atop the individual leaderboard after a 70.
Scores here.

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