Pioneers finish fourth at NWC Spring Classic

Pioneers finish fourth at NWC Spring Classic

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark women's team finished in fourth place at the NWC Spring Classic with a total score of 692. Mady Rhodenbaugh was the top golfer for the Pios finishing tied for seventh place after hitting an 81. 

Women

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. 

The Pioneers will be heading to Bend, Ore. this weekend, Apr. 14-15, for the Sprig Thaw. Start time for the event is TBA.

Men

In the second round, Jacob 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. 

David Furman finished 41st, Kade McCoy finished 42nd, and Nick Lombardi finished in 44th. All three golfers posted 90 or higher during day two.

Pacific Lutheran took first place over Whitworth by two stokes, with a final total of 598. 

Day 1

Women

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.

Men

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. 

David Furman, Kade McCoy and Nick Lombardi all posted 88 or higher during day one.

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.