Bove shines in debut as Lewis & Clark opens with Lute Invitational

Bove shines in debut as Lewis & Clark opens with Lute Invitational

DUPONT, Wash. -- Freshman Michael Bove was consistent in his collegiate debut for the Lewis & Clark Pioneers at the Lute Invitational on Sunday and Monday. Bove posted scores of 75 and 74 to place second behind Pacific Lutheran's Mitchell Baldridge at The Home Course.

Bove was tied for sixth behind five other players after Sunday's opening round and Baldridge was tied for 12th, two strokes back of Bove's three-person cluster. Baldridge shot a 1-under-par 71 to move up the leaderboard and win the event.

Pacific Lutheran won the team title by 11 strokes over Whitworth. George Fox and Linfield were third and fourth, respectively, before the Pios, who finished fifth with a score of 311-306-617.

Fellow freshman Brett Peterson placed 22nd with a 77-79-156, while senior Drew Groshong improved by seven strokes on day two with an 82-75-157.

Jacob Bell was nearly the inverse of Groshong and followed his day-one 77 with an 82 on Monday to place 28th with a 159.

Robert Wang rounded out the Pioneers entrants with an 86-78-164 for 35th.

Playing as individuals, Kade McCoy and Chris Horton shot 185 and 190, respectively. McCoy had an 88 in the final round for his best score, while Horton posted a first-round 89 for his.

The Pioneers resume fall competition on Saturday and Sunday at the Pacific Invitational.

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