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Krause Leads the Way as Spokane Wins the Stroke Play Portion of the Spokane Cup

Sam KaruseThe Spokane Cup is a two part golf tournament between the three local men’s college teams in Spokane.  After the fall season, Gonzaga held a 4-shot lead over the Community Colleges of Spokane by shooting a 12-under par, 276.  Whitworth was in third place with a 309.  During the Fall Spokane Cup played at MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake, WA, CCS freshman Sam Krause shot a 4-under par, 68 to take a share of the lead with Gonzaga’s Derek Cheney in the individual portion of the event.   Fellow Freshman Taylor Porter shot a 70, followed by Tyler Johnson and Jason Molner who each shot a 71.  There is also a match play component of the Spokane Cup and Gonzaga had a nice lead in that portion of the competition.

The second round of the Spokane Cup was played at the beautiful Circling Raven Golf Course in Worley, ID.  The teams enjoyed some great weather, but also found the spacious layout and long holes to be quite challenging.  Krause and his teammates were up to the task as they shot a one over par, 289 team score and beat runner up Gonzaga by 10 shots for the spring portion and 6 shots overall for the stroke play competition.  Spokane also picked up a couple of match play points on Gonzaga, but not enough to overcome the fall performance.  Gonzaga shot a 299, followed by Whitworth with a 328. 

Krause was the Spokane Cup medalist with his fall round of 68, followed by his spring round of even par, 72.  He was three shots ahead of second place finishers Jason Molner (71-72, 143) and Taylor Porter (70-73, 143) of CCS and Bowdy Ehler (70-73, 143) of GU.  CCS freshman, Kyler Gable also shot an even par, 72 to pair with his 74 from the fall to finish in eight place.  Spokane finished at 7-under par as a team for the two rounds.  The final team scores were CCS (280-289, 569), Gonzaga (276-299, 575) and Whitworth (309-328, 637).