Whitman College Men's Golf
1996 Spring Season

Tournament Summaries

Monday-Tuesday, April 22-23
1996 Championships -- Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges
At Tokatee Golf Course, Blue River, Oregon

Tournament Recap: Whitman College senior Mike Wehrman capped his collegiate golfing career with an all-conference performance April 22-23 at the Tokatee Golf Course at Blue River, Oregon. Competing in the 54-hole Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges championships, Wehrman fired rounds of 77, 74 and 80 to finish with a 231-stroke total -- just four strokes behind tournament champion Chris Ming of Pacific Lutheran University.

Wehrman finished in fourth place, one stroke out of third place and three strokes out of second. He was one of six golfers to make the all-conference team.

The tournament was played in a steady rain that ranged from light to heavy in intensity. Wehrman was in second place, just one stroke behind Ming, heading into the second day's final 18 holes.

"Mike worked very hard on his game the two weeks prior to the tournament," Whitman assistant golf coach Peter McClure said. "It was a lot of fun to see him play so well in weather that was so bad."

Wehman also fired Whitman's best scores in the conference championships at the end of his freshman and sophomore years. Last spring, he skipped the golf season to play on Whitman's baseball team.

Others competing for Whitman in the 1996 championships were Alex Bingham 82-83-82 (247), Ty Phillippay 82-78-88 (248), Josh Boulange 86-81-85 (252), Gene Hansen 90-82-82 (254) and James Smart 100-88-89 (277).

Pacific Lutheran won the conference team title to advance to the NAIA national championships.