Wang leads Pioneers to fifth place finish at George Fox Invitational

Wang leads Pioneers to fifth place finish at George Fox Invitational

Gearhart, Ore. -- Despite shooting seven strokes more the second day the Lewis & Clark Pioneers were able to hold on to a fifth-place finish at the George Fox Invitational held at Gearhart Golf Links. Senior Robert Wang led the Pioneers with a two day total of 156 to finish tied for 14th. Willamette won the tournament with a two day total of 10-over par 586, led by medalist Trent Jones who carded a two day total of 2-under 142.

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Key Moments

Wang made the turn at 3-over on the day but he had a tough time coming down the stretch bogeying his final five holes to shoot 81. Freshman Matt Siemer shaved seven strokes off his day one total shooting a 6-over 78 and earning him his first collegiate top 20 finish. Senior Jacob Bell made the turn at 1-over on the day but struggled on the tough 18th hole to shoot an 11-over 83. Freshman Grant Shimizu and senior David Furman both made the turn in good standing but struggled with the tough back nine to shoot 89 and 91 respectively. 

Kade McCoy who played as an individual shot the third best round for the Pioneers carding a birdie on his first hole to finish with an 83.

Deeper Look

  • McCoy shot his career-best round 83
  • Wang tied for first in the field in par-5 scoring, shooting even
  • Bell finished in the top 10 in total number of pars with 24

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers conclude their fall season with the NWC Fall Classic at Michelbook Country Club on Oct. 13-14.

Day 1

Senior Robert Wang shot his second straight competitive round of 75 to lead the Lewis & Clark Pioneers at the George Fox Invitational. Wang is currently in a tie for second and the Pioneers carded 324 as a team to place fifth after the first day.

Senior Jacob Bell is currently in 22nd after a first round 82 followed closely behind by freshman Grant Shimizu who ended with an 83 and senior David Furman who carded an 84. Rounding out the top five for the Pioneers was freshman Matt Siemer who ended with an 85. Senior Kade McCoy carded an 87 and currently sits in 30th place. McCoy was playing as an individual so his score did not count towards the team total.