Peterson, Wang lead Pios in weather-shortened spring opener

Peterson, Wang lead Pios in weather-shortened spring opener

OREGON CITY, Ore. -- Freshman Brett Peterson and sophomore Robert Wang had the Lewis & Clark Pioneers' best first-day scores as the team resumed play at the Willamette Valley Cup on Saturday. Concerns about standing water and anticipated rain canceled the final round on Sunday, making the first event of the spring an 18-hole event.

Peterson and Wang both shot 6-over-par 78s on Saturday to finish three strokes ahead of teammate Michael Bove, who posted a 9-over-par 81 at Stone Creek Golf Club. The top-10 finish is the best-ever place for both. Prior to this weekend, Peterson's high water mark was 19th at last September's Pacific Invite, while Wang placed 12th at the NWC Fall Classic.

Jacob Bell ended in 16th place with an 83. Chris Horton had an 86 for the Pios' final team-counting round. Kade McCoy shot 88 as an individual.

Willamette won the team title with a 304, eight strokes ahead of Linfield's 312. Lewis & Clark was third with a 320, and Pacific shot 333 for fourth. Trent Jones of Willamette was the individual medalist after an even-par 72.

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