Bearcats are Tied for Fourth after First Day of Warner Pacific Invitational

Armelino Shoots 68 in First Round, is Tied for 4th after 36 Holes at 146

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

PORTLAND, ORE. -- Led by freshman Jacob Armelino (Fr., Redding, CA/University Prep), who shot a 68 in the first round, the Willamette University men's golf team tied for fifth place in the team standings following 36 holes at the Warner Pacific Invitational, on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Glendoveer Golf Course. The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday.

Armelino's 68 for 5-under-par was the low round of Monday's tournament action on the par 73 course. Armelino shot a 78 in the second round and was tied for fourth place overall at the end of the day with a score of 146.

Tyler Falk from Northwest Christian University (Ore.) was in first place on the leaderboard with a score of 142 (72-70). A.J. Nelson from Warner Pacific College (Ore.) was second at 143 (70-73), while Jared Lambert of Corban University was fourth at 145 (72-73).

Armelino was tied with Jesse Heinly of Concordia University (Ore.) for fourth place. Heinly also shot 146, with a 76 in the first round and 70 in the second round. A total of 50 golfers are competing in the tournament.

All four Willamette golfers shot at least one round below 80 on the first day.

Clark Wilson (Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) tallied a 76-79 for a total of 155 and was part of a seven-way tie for 15th place. Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) shot 77-80 for a total of 157. Chase Lamothe (Fr., Corvallis, OR/Corvallis HS) carded a 159 (76-83).

Northwest Christian topped the team standings with a 36-hole score of 604 (304-300). Concordia was second, just one stroke off the pace at 605 (307-298). Walla Walla Community College was third at 613 (305-308).

Willamette and Warner Pacific were tied for fourth at 617. The Bearcat, who led after 18 holes with a score of 297, shot 320 in the second round. Warner Pacific recorded a team score of 303 in the first round and 314 in the second round.

Corban followed in sixth place with a score of 620 (312-308), while Oregon Institute of Technology was seventh at 634 (317-317) and College of Idaho was eighth at 644 (325-319).

Warner Pacific Invitational
Glendoveer Golf Course
Portland, Ore.
Oct. 7-8, 2013
Par 73

Willamette was tied for fourth place after 36 holes at the Warner Pacific Invitational.

Willamette was tied for fourth place after 36 holes at the Warner Pacific Invitational.