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Spokane Finishes Second in Lewis Clark State Invitational

ActionSophomore Tyler Johnson (Coeur d’Alene High School) paved the way to a second place team finish at the four-year school dominated Lewis Clark State College Invitational at the tricky Clarkston Country Club in Clarkston, WA.  Johnson shot a four-over par 76 on the first day and backed it up with a second round low, two-under par 70 on the second day.  Tyler earned third place, finishing three shots out of first.

The 304 team score on the first day was unusually high for the talented CCS team, but the course was playing very difficult with the hard, fast greens protected by a number of front hole locations.  This resulted in tough putting and chipping.  “Golfers on every team were having a lot of trouble getting up and down for par.  I saw a lot of chipping and two putting when players missed the greens and when greens were hit in regulation, there were a lot of three putts,” commented Coach Scott Kramer.

CCS was in a tie for fourth place after day one and sixteen shots behind Rocky Mountain College (#10 ranking in the nation, NAIA) and nine shots back of the University of Victoria (#15 ranking in the nation, NAIA).  Spokane’s low team round of the day, 292 was good enough to get into a tie for second with Rocky Mountain and finish six strokes back of University of Victoria for the tournament.

Taylor Porter’s one over-par 73 on the second day helped him finish in seventh place at 149 and Jason Molner cracked the top fifteen with rounds of 77-75. 

Coach Kramer stated,” I am proud of the way the team competed on a difficult course and playing against three nationally ranked NAIA teams among eight total four-year programs and a competitive North Idaho College team.  The guys made a great comeback on the second day and until we gave a few shots away on the finishing holes, we were actually in contention to win the tournament.  Overall, I think the tournament was a great learning experience and it will be valuable as the season progresses.”

Next up for the Sasquatch is the Columbia Basin College Invitational on March 21-22 at Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland, WA.