WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- A final-round 312 brought the Lewis & Clark Pioneers even with Whitworth for a third-place finish at the Whitman Invitational on Monday afternoon at Wine Valley Golf Club. Whitworth is the defending Northwest Conference team champions.
Lewis & Clark finished eight strokes behind second-place Pacific Lutheran in the event that George Fox won by eight strokes.
Freshman Michael Bove was Lewis & Clark's top finisher for the second time in three meets this fall. Bove shot 4-over-par 148 to place fifth.
Drew Groshong, who shot the Pios best opening-round score, finished in a tie for seventh after a 9-over-par 153. Groshong finished second at last weekend's Pacific Invitational to lead the Pios.
The Pioneers compete this weekend in the NWC Fall Classic on Saturday and Sunday at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Ore. Lewis & Clark finished sixth in last year's NWC Championship standings but improved in both the NWC Spring Classic and NWC Championship following a seventh-place finish in the NWC Fall Classic.