VICTORIA – The Vikes men’s golf team finished tied for fourth out of a field of 17 teams at the Western Washington Invitational this week.

The tournament saw a consistent effort from the Vikes, who shot at or near par every day and closed out the final day with a two-over-par performance. Lawren Rowe finished tied for sixth at three-under-par to lead the Vikes at the tournament while teammate Andrew Funk was close behind at two-under-par through two days. Funk finished in ninth.

“Lawren lead by example yet again this week with a very strong performance and was also very proud of Andrew’s performance as well,” said Clews. “Course played a little trickier today with a bit of wind and tougher pin placements on the greens. Overall, I thought our team score of two-over-par today was a strong finish and it is nice we closed out an event in this fashion after a bit of a struggle finishing our final round last week in Oregon.”

Bruce Tomie had another good showing for the Vikes, finishing at two-over-par to close out in a tie for 23rd. Mike Griffin (+8) and rookie Brandon McManus (+20) rounded out the group.

“Overall, I was pleased with the men’s performance this week,” said head coach Justin Clews. “Strong field and a top 4 finish bodes well for our rankings moving forward.  In particular, the fact that we have averaged close to even par as a team score every round shows that we are competitive to win events and be near the top of the leaderboard.”

Next up for the Vikes is the Vikes Golf Shootout on October 16.

“We have some areas we need to further improve and we will focus on these heading into that event,” said Clews.

T4 – VICTORIA VIKES (291-288-290: 869) 
T6- Lawren Rowe (70-72-71: 213)
T9 – Andrew Funk (75-70-69: 214)
T23 Bruce Tomie (70-74-74: 218)
T50 – Mike Griffin (76-72-76: 224)
T85 Brandon McManus (80-74-82: 236)