CRESWELL, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers are in third place after the first event of the Northwest Conference's postseason series of tournaments. The Pios placed third, eight strokes behind second-place Whitman, at the NWC Fall Classic following Sunday's final round at Emerald Valley Golf Resort.
Lewis & Clark posted a 325-306-631 to finish third behind Whitman. The Pioneers shot the second-best final round score. George Fox captured the team title with a 312-293-605 team total.
Mady Rhodenbaugh used a second-day 71 to move up to third place individually with a two-day total of 151, which was 7-over-par. The individual medalist, Sydney Maluenda of George Fox, shot even-par, four strokes better than Whitman's Shiyang Fan.
Sophomore Annie McCutchan went 78-81-159 to place in a tie for eighth. McCutchan won two tournaments during the fall season, which concluded with the NWC Fall Classic.
In her final fall event, senior Claire Burke placed 12th with an 83-77-160, one stroke clear of classmate Arielle Valdez's 84-78-162. Freshman Annika Clunk posted a 170, following her 90 in the opening round with an 80 on Sunday.
Because Lewis & Clark finished ahead of six other teams, the Pioneers have six points toward the over NWC Championship. The final two events of the series, the NWC Spring Classic and NWC Championship, will be held in the spring.
Posted: Oct. 8, 2016
The Lewis & Clark Pioneers are currently in third place in the Northwest Conference Fall Classic, hosted at the Emerald Valley Golf Resort.
Annie McCutchan currently leads the Pioneers with a 6-over-par 78, looking to improve upon her fifth place finish in last weekend's Culturame Classic. Two strokes behind, Mady Rhodenbaugh hit an 80. Claire Burke and Arielle Valdez are not far behind, posting 83 and 84, respectively. Annika Clunk rounds out the Pioneers score, finishing with a 90.
A 325 secured Lewis & Clark a third-place standing on day one. Sunday, they will return to the green to finish off the weekend.