SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers finished the second round NWC Spring Classic, on Sunday, in ninth place and a team total of 752. Jacob Bell was the top men's golfer for the Pios and tied for 18th place.
In the second round, Bell shot a 7-over-par 79 which was six strokes better then his second round performance last year at this event. Bell was the highest ranked golfer by the end of the event tying for 18th.
Pacific Lutheran took first place over Whitworth by two stokes, with a final total of 598.
The Pioneers will be heading to Bend, Ore. this weekend, Apr. 14-15, for the Sprig Thaw. Start time for the event is TBA.
Mady Rhodenbaugh continued to lead the women's team hitting a 9-over-par 81 in round two and tying for seventh place. Annika Clunk moved up in ranking from 20th to 17th place after hitting a 84. These two top golfers for the Pioneers helped the women's team hold fourth place over Pacific Lutheran.
Jane Almeida finished the second round with an 87 and tying for 22nd place and Tori Eichten finished with a 95 tying for 28th place.
Elizabeth Moretti was able to finish her first round on Sunday morning before the start of the second round. She finished with a 105 in round one and a 96 in round two, tying for 37th place.
Jacob Bell shot a 5-over-par 77 to give the Pioneers their best opening-round total, right around his season average for stroke play. Bell finished 38th at the tournament a year ago when he shot a first-day 81.
Pacific Lutheran and Whitworth are tied for the team lead after a total of 299 each. Lewis & Clark is in ninth. Keegan Loo of Whitworth is the leader with a 1-under-par 71.
Mady Rhodenbaugh led the women's team with a 4-over-par 76 and sits in fifth place after the opening round. In just her second round of the entire season, Rhodenbaugh is coming off a first-place finish at the Willamette Valley Cup, where lost a coin flip with teammate Annika Clunk for official medalist honors.
Kristin Elich of George Fox is the day-one leader after a 2-under-par 70, putting Rhodenbaugh six strokes off the lead. Lewis & Clark is in fourth place overall and trails third-place Whitworth by 22 strokes.
Annika Clunk is in 20th position after a 14-over-par 86 followed by Jane Almeida and Tori Eichten at 19- and 20-over-par, respectively. Clunk, a sophomore, is competing in the event for the first time, while Almedia is the Pios' top returning finisher from last season after she placed 14th.
Elizabeth Moretti was the only competitor on the Pioneers roster whose round was cut short by the weather delay. Moretti is 25-over-par through 14 holes.