Whitman College Men's Golf
1999-2000 Golf Season

Monday & Tuesday, October 4-5
Northwest Conference Northern Division Fall Tournament
Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Tacoma, Wash.

Men's Results: Whitman freshman Erik Scott (Port Orchard WA, South Kitsap HS) shot a two-day, 36-hole score of 158 to finish in a tie for ninth place at the Northwest Conference Northern Division Fall Tournament, which were held Monday and Tuesday at Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash. Competing on the par 71 course, Scott shot a 79 both days.

Pacific Lutheran University placed first with a team score of 596. The University of Puget Sound was second with a 605, while Whitman was third with 650. Each school's team score was based on its top four individual scores each day.

Puget Sound's Travis Allen took individual scoring honors with a two-day total of 147.

Whitman's next best score, after Eric Scott, was posted by junior Joey Bristol (Chewelah WA, Jenkins HS), who totaled 162, shooting 81 each day. Freshman Andy Knapp (Camas WA, Camas HS) also shot 81 on day two to finish at 165, while junior Dave Norelius (Battle Ground WA, Battle Ground HS) rebounded from a first-day 88 to shoot 81 on the second day and finish at 169.

Scott MacGowan, a Whitman senior playing his first year of college golf, shot 84 in the opening round but then skied to 95 on the second day of competition. That left him at 211. Freshman Jesse Jacka (Valier MT, Valier HS) shot 105 both days to finish at 210.

Women's Results: Because only two Missionary women were able to make the trip, Whitman was unable to post a team score. Pacific Lutheran won the team scoring with a total of 731, a whopping 149 strokes ahead of the Puget Sound women.

Whitman's Lynnelle McNamee (Helena MT, Helena HS) shot a 111 and 114 to finish at 225. Hana Tysver (Bothell WA, Bothell HS) also competed for the Missionaries, carding a 265 total. Two of their teammates, Sarah Cochran and Alisa Hansen, were unable to compete because of other commitments.


Sunday, October 10
Whitman, Walla Walla Collge, Walla Walla Community College
Veterans Memorial Golf Course, Walla Walla, Wash.

Freshman Andy Knapp (Camas WA, Camas HS) had Whitman's best score of the day, a three-over par 75, as the Missionaries played a one-day match against Walla Walla College (WWC) and Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) Sunday at Veterans Memorial Golf Course.

WWC's Ryan Rohloff had the day's low score, a 74. Knapp tied for second place with WWCC's Kyle Kranz.

Hana Tysver (Bothell WA, Bothell HS) was the only member of the Whitman women's team who competed Sunday. Tysver, a sophomore, shot a 115, her best-ever score.

Heather Farrens, one of three WWCC women entered in the one-day competition, took medalist honors for the women with an 89. Crystal Holmes, the only WWC woman competing, shot a 120.

Others in the top four for the Whitman men were Joey Bristol (Chewelah WA, Jenkins HS) 79, Dave Norelius (Battle Ground WA, Battle Ground HS) 83, Scott MacGowan (Seattle WA, Franklin HS) 87, Dustin Lane (Medina WA, Bellevue HS) 93, Jesse Jacka (Valier MT, Valier HS) 97, and John Hallstrom (Maple Valley WA, Tahoma HS) 97.

Freshman Erik Scott (Port Orchard WA, South Kitsap HS), who had Whitman's best score in a two-day Northwest Conference tournament earlier in the month, did not compete in Sunday's event due to other commitments.


Saturday, October 23
Men's Northwest Conference Fall Classic
Black Butte Resort, Sisters, Oregon

The Whitman men's golf team got off to good start Saturday in the opening round of the Northwest Conference Fall Classic, which is taking at the Black Butte Resort near Sisters, Oregon. Freshman Andy Knapp (Camas WA, Camas HS) shot a four-over-par 76 to finish the first round in second place in the individual standings.

"Andy chipped in for eagle on one hole, and he also had a couple of birdies," Whitman coach Peter McClure said. "He was hitting the ball solidly and hitting quite a lot of greens. He said he was having a little trouble putting, but he was really playing quite well."

Linfield's Ryan Welch shot even-par 72 to grab the first round lead. Knapp was tied for second with two players from Pacific Lutheran, Tyler Kahlberg and Zach Thorpe.

In the team scoring, PLU took the first-round lead with a 311 for its top four players. Linfield was just one shot back in second place. Puget Sound was in third with 323, while Whitman held fourth with 330, four strokes better than Willamette and eight shots in front of Lewis & Clark.

Joey Bristol (Chewelah WA, Jenkins HS), a junior, carded an 82 to give Whitman its next best score. Freshman Erik Scott (Port Orchard WA, South Kitsap HS) shot 84, while junior Dave Norelius (Battle Ground WA, Battle Ground HS) rounded out Whitman's top four with an 88. Also playing for Whitman were junior Dustin Lane (Medina WA, Bellevue HS) with a 92 and freshman Jon Hallstrom (Maple Valley WA, Tahoma HS) with a 101.

The Fall Classic, the final men's event on the fall schedule, also includes a best-ball, two- man event, and Whitman's Knapp and Bristol were on top after the first day with a 69, one shot ahead of teams from PLU and Linfield.


Sunday, October 24
Men's Northwest Conference Fall Classic
Black Butte Resort, Sisters, Oregon

With freshman Andy Knapp (Camas WA, Camas HS) leading the charge, the Whitman men's golf team finished in a tie for fourth place in the Northwest Fall Classic, which concluded Sunday at the Black Butte Resort near Sisters, Oregon.

Knapp shot a 3-over par 75, the second best score in Sunday's round, to lead the Missionaries to a two-day, 36-hole team score of 664. Team scores were based on each school's best four individual scores.

Pacific Lutheran won the classic team title with a score of 622. Puget Sound was second with a 626 and Linfield third with a 629. Lewis & Clark tied Whitman four fourth. Willamette finished last with a 671.

Linfield's Ryan Welch took medalist honors in the individual scoring with a 36-hole score of 142, two under par. Tyler Kahlberg of Pacific Lutheran was second at 146, while Whitman's Knapp was third with a 151.

"Andy really understands the game, he's got a great attitude, and he's got a good stroke," Whitman coach Peter McClure said. "Both he and one of our freshmen, Erik Scott, have a lot of potential."

Scott (Port Orchard WA, South Kitsap HS) shot an 82 Sunday to finish at 166. Joey Bristol carded an 87 Sunday, giving him 169 total.

Others playing for Whitman, their Sunday score and two-day totals, were Dave Norelius (Battle Ground WA, Battle Ground HS) 93, 191; Dustin Lane (Medina WA, Bellevue HS) 90, 182; and Jon Hallstrom (Maple Valley WA, Tahoma HS) 100, 201.

The two-day event also include a two-man, best-ball competition, and one of Whitman's duos, Knapp and Bristol, tied for fourth place. Their 74 on Sunday gave them a two-day total of 143. A twosome from Linfield won the competition with a 139.

Norelius and Scott finished with a best-ball score of 156, while Lane and Hallstrom joined forces for a 168.


Wednesday, February 23
Dual Match: Whitman vs. Mount Royal College
Veterans Memorial Golf Course, Walla Walla, Wash.

The men's golf team from Canada's Mount Royal College (Calgary, Alberta) outshot Whitman 305 to 328 in the team scoring of a dual match Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Golf Course.

Andrew Montgomery shot a one-over-par 73 to lead the Cougars, who represent a school of more than 10,000 students. Mount Royal College sponsors 16 varsity sports and competes as part of the 16-school Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.

Freshman Andy Knapp shot a 76 to pace Whitman. Sophomore Adam Heyd carded an 82, one stroke ahead of freshman Erik Scott. The fourth contributor to the Missionary team score was junior Rob Spooner with an 87.

Others playing for Whitman were Scott MacGowan with a 92 and Jon Hallstrom with a 106.


Sunday, March 5
Dual Match: Whitman vs. Walla Walla College
Veterans Memorial Golf Course, Walla Walla, Wash.

Adam Heyd, a sophomore, fired a one-over-par 73 Sunday to lead the Whitman men's golf team to a dual match victory over Walla Walla College at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla. Based on the top four scores for each team, Whitman won the team scoring 328 to 335.

Two Missionary freshman, Andy Knapp and Erik Scott, posted Whitman's next lowest scores. Knapp shot 81 while Scott finished with an 85. Dave Norelius, a junior, also contributed to Whitman's team score with an 89.

Others competing for Whitman were Scott MacGowan 92, Ian Edwards 94, Jon Hallstrom 103, and Dustin Lane 109.


Sunday-Monday, April 2-3
Northwest Conference Series, hosted by Whitman College
Veterans Memorial Golf Course, Walla Walla, Wash.

Heyd places second for Whitman men

Whitman sophomore Adam Heyd fired a 3-over-par 75 Monday to finish second in the two-day Northwest Conference Series golf tournament, which Whitman hosted at the Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla.

Andy Bruno of the University of Puget Sound captured individual medalist honors with a 36-hole score of 153. Heyd was second at 154, two strokes ahead of one of his teammates, freshman Andy Knapp, and Matt Peterson of Pacific University. Two Pacific Lutheran golfers, Andy Diercks and Tyler Kalberg, placed fifth and sixth, respectively, with scores of 157 and 160.

Pacific Lutheran took first in the team scoring with a two-day total of 645 for its top four golfers. The next four schools were tightly bunched. Puget Sound was second at 651, followed by Pacific at 652, Whitman at 654 and Lewis & Clark at 656. Willamette finished last with a 681.

Whitman held the team lead after Sunday's opening 18 holes. Heyd and Knapp led the way that day with scores of 79. With Ian Edwards shooting 81 and posting an 86, the Missionaries were in front with a team score of 325. That was three strokes in front of the other five contending schools, all of whom were deadlocked at 328.

Scott and Edwards finished with two-day scores of 170 and 174, respectively. Also playing as part of Whitman's top six were Dustin Lane, who carded a 183, and Jon Hallstrom, who shot a 194.

A handful of Missionaries also competed as part of a second Whitman team. Dave Norelius finished with a 168. Scott MacGowan shot a 179 while Doug Whitfield managed a 183. Jay Brown played Sunday only, shooting a 105. Rob Spooner played on Monday and finished with an 86.

Linfield captures women's tournament

Linfield outshot its nearest competitor by 28 strokes to run away with the women's portion of Northwest Conference Series golf tournament Sunday and Monday at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla.

Led by Emily Hungenberg, who took low medalist honors with a 171, the Linfield women won the team scoring with a two-day total of 739 for its top four. Pacific Lutheran took second with a 767 total. Next in line were Willamette 790, Puget Sound 834, Lewis & Clark 880, and Whitman 1,053.

Whitman's competitors were Lynelle McNamee, Darin Reynaud, Hana Tysver, Shannon Kirkpatrick, Barby Ream, Chrissy Vaughn and Jennifer Woo. Their two-day individual scores were not immediately available.


Wednesday-Thursday, April 12-13
Men's Northwest Conference Series, hosted by Pacific University
Pumpkin Ridge, Ghost Creek Golf Course, Cornelius, Oregon

Fifth place wasn't what the Whitman men's golf team had in mind as it competed in a two-day Northwest Conference tournament Wednesday and Thursday in western Oregon. As a team, however, the Missionaries finished just 12 strokes out of third place and 17 strokes out of second place.

Pacific Lutheran won the 36-hole tournament, which was held at the Ghost Creek Golf Course near Cornelius, Oregon, with a team score of 628 for its top four players. Puget Sound was a distant second at 649. Next in line were Linfield at 654, Lewis & Clark at 661 and Whitman at 666. Pacific and Willamette tied for last at 672.

Playing Wednesday under mostly sunny skies, Whitman sophomore Adam Heyd Whitman shot a 7-over par 79 and was just three shots off the lead. With rain falling through most of Thursday's round, Heyd struggled with his driver and saw his second-day score rise to 84.

With a two-day score of 163, Heyd finished one stroke ahead of Whitman freshman Andy Knapp, who played both of his rounds in 82. Erik Scott, another Missionary freshman, struggled to an 86 on Wednesday but then rallied with an 80 on the second day to finish at 166. Only a double-bogey on his last hole Thursday prevented Scott from breaking into the 70s that day.

Dave Norelius, a Whitman junior, finished the tournament at 179, following a first-day 89 with a second-day 90. Ian Edwards, a third freshman, battled back from a 97 on Wednesday with an 84 on Thursday to finish at 181. Senior Scott MacGowan rounded out Whitman's team with a 202 total.

PLU's Tyler Kalberg shot rounds of 79 and 75 to take top individual honors with a 154.


Wednesday, April 12
Women's Northwest Conference Series, hosted by Pacific University
Quail Valley Golf Course, Forest Grove, Oregon

The Whitman women's golf team had its best outing of the season Wednesday, April 12, in a rain-shortened Northwest Conference tournament hosted by Pacific University at the Quail Valley Golf Course in Forest Grove, Oregon.

The Missionaries shot a team score of 452 in Wednesday's opening round to place sixth. Thursday's scheduled second round was canceled by heavy rains.

Junior Lynnelle McNamee and sophomore Jenny Woo shot 105 and 106, respectively, to lead Whitman. Rounding out the team score were two more sophomores, Hana Tysver with a 120 and Darin Reynaud with a 121.

As a team, Whitman finished eight strokes behind fifth-place Lewis & Clark College and eight strokes in front of seventh-place Pacific University. Linfield took top honors with a 330, a whopping 45 strokes in front of two teams, Pacific Lutheran and Willamette, who tied for second place. The University of Puget Sound was fourth with a 425.

Linfield's Kara Lim took medalist honors with a 79.


Thursday, April 20
Erv Marlow Jr. Collegiate Golf Tournament (men),
hosted by University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University
Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Tacoma, Washington

Whitman sophomore Adam Heyd shot a 2-over-par 73 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in a two-day, 36-hole Northwest Conference golf tournament hosted by the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. Heyd was tied for the lead with Pacific Lutheran's Zac Thorpe.

Thursday's first round was played at the Lake Spanaway Golf Course in the Tacoma area. Friday's final round will be played at the Fircrest Golf Club.

Andy Knapp, a Whitman freshman, shot 76 in Thursday's round and was also among the leaders. Three more freshmen were next in line, led by Erik Scott and his 84. Ian Edwards and Doug Whitfield both shot 84. Junior Dustin Lane finished with a 94.

Linfield and Pacific Lutheran shared the first round team lead with scores of 308 for their top four individuals. Whitman was 16 shots back at 324.


Friday, April 21
Erv Marlow Jr. Collegiate Golf Tournament (men),
hosted by University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University
Fircrest Golf Club, Tacoma, Washington

His score wasn't as low as the day before, but Whitman sophomore Adam Heyd shot well enough on his second round Friday to win the 36-hole Erv Marlow Jr. Collegiate Golf Tournament in Tacoma, Wash.

Heyd shot a 5-over-par 76 Friday at the Fircrest Golf Club to finish with a two-day score of 149. He finished Thursday's first round, which was played at the Lake Spanaway Golf Course, in a first-place tie with Zac Thorpe of Pacific Lutheran. Thorpe skied to an 87 on Friday, however, to finish well back in the pack.

"Adam played well both days," Whitman golf coach Peter McClure said. "He started well both days, ran into trouble on a few holes near the end, and then finished strong enough to win. It was great to see Adam win his first college tournament."

Pacific Lutheran won the team scoring with a two-day total of 614 for its top four golfers. Linfield was second with a 632, one stroke better than Puget Sound. Pacific University with fourth with a 641, while Whitman was fifth with a 660. Willamette was sixth with a 662.

Whitman freshman Andy Knapp, among the leaders in the first round with a 76, faded to an 86 on Friday to finish at 162. Erik Scott, another freshman, shot 82 Friday to finish at 166. Two more freshmen, Ian Edwards and Doug Whitfield, both totaled 183. Dustin Lane rounded out Whitman's contingent with a 196.


Northwest Conference Women's Championships

Friday-Saturday, April 28-29 -- Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, Oregon

Whitman junior Lynnelle McNamee shot a 36-hole score of 202 to tie for 16th place in the Northwest Conference Women's Championships Friday and Saturday at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon. One of her teammates, sophomore Darin Reynaud, finished one shot back at 203.

Led by Emily Hungenberg and Annika Engstrom, who had the lowest individual scores at 162 and 164, Linfield won the team title with a two-day team score of 676 for its top four golfers. Pacific was second at 687, followed by Willamette 737, Puget Sound 787, Lewis & Clark 863, and Whitman 874. Pacific fielded an incomplete team.

Also playing for Whitman were sophomore Jenny Woo, who shot a 222, and sophomore Hana Tysver, who finished with a 247.

The tournament's first round was played on 5,811-yard Glaze Meadow course. The second round was played on the 5,802-yard Eagle Ridge course. Both courses are par 72.


Northwest Conference Men's Championships

Monday, May 1 -- Tokatee Golf Course, Blue River, Oregon

The Whitman men's golf team was in second place midway through Monday's 36 holes of competition at the Northwest Conference Men's Championships at the Tokatee Golf Course near Blue River, Oregon. With their fortunes souring somewhat on the second 18 holes of play, however, the Missionaries slipped into fifth place as the first day ended. The championships conclude Tuesday with a third round of 18 holes.

With its top four golfers shooting in the 70s, Whitman ended the first round with a combined score of 307. Pacific Lutheran was in first place with a 299. Other schools and their first-round scores were Pacific 313, Linfield 314, Puget Sound 319, Willamette 321, and Lewis & Clark 334.

Sophomore Adam Heyd led the Missionaries in the first round with a 3-over-par 75. Freshman Andy Knapp was one shot back at 76. Two more freshmen, Erik Scott and Doug Whitfield, were tied at 78. Rounding out Whitman's contingent were junior Rob Spooner, who shot 85, and freshman Ian Edwards, who finished with an 86.

"The weather was beautiful this morning and the guys were shooting great golf," Whitman coach Peter McClure said.

As clouds rolled in later in the day, however, Whitman's scores rose as competitors played their second round. With a 79, Heyd was the only Missionary to break 80. Knapp shot 81, while Edwards with an 83 was the only Whitman player to shoot a lower score on his second round. Scott finished with an 84, four shots better than Whitfield.

With a 327 team score on its second round, Whitman finished the day with a 36-hole total of 634. PLU remained in first with a 601 total. Linfield was next at 616, followed by Pacific at 623 and Willamette at 626. Puget Sound was in sixth place with a 642, followed by Lewis & Clark at 661.

PLU's Zac Thorpe shot a second-round 68 to finish the first 36 holes on top of the individual standings with a with a 141, six shots in front of Linfield's Ryan Welch.

With a 36-hole score of 154, Heyd was tied for seventh place. Knapp was three shots back at 157. Other two-round totals for the Missionaries were Scott 162, Whitfield 166, Edwards 169, and Spooner 175.


Northwest Conference Men's Championships

Tuesday, May 2 -- Tokatee Golf Course, Blue River, Oregon

With three golfers shooting 76, the Whitman men's golf team enjoyed a solid third round and placed fifth as the Northwest Conference men's championships came to a close Tuesday at the Tokatee Golf Course near Blue River, Oregon.

Sophomore Adam Heyd, along with freshmen Andy Knapp and Erik Scott, shot rounds of four-over-par 76. Ian Edwards, another freshman, finished with an 80, followed by junior Rob Spooner with an 82 and freshman Doug Whitfield with an 87.

"It was a good day for us," Whitman coach Peter McClure said. "The 76 was Erik's best round of competitive golf this season. Ian also had a good tournament. He lowered his score each day, and his 80 today was his best round of the season."

Heyd topped Whitman's efforts with a 36-hole score of 230, good enough for a seventh-place tie with Tyler Kalberg of Pacific Lutheran University. That twosome just missed making the all-conference honors, which goes to the top six individual golfers. Heyd earned all-conference honors a year ago when he tied for fourth place.

PLU's Zac Thorpe took medalist honors with a 214, eight strokes in front of second-place Ryan Welch of Linfield College. Willamette University's Ben Brooksby and Pacific's Jason Pirga tied for third place at 227. Willamette's Joe Carmichael and Puget Sound's Andy Bruno tied for fifth at 229.

PLU was a clear-cut winner in the team scoring. The Lutes finished with a three-day total of 903 for its top four golfers each round. Linfield was second at 921, two strokes better than Willamette. Pacific placed fourth with a 937, five strokes in front of Whitman. Puget Sound was fifth at 953 and Lewis & Clark College sixth at 993.

Knapp had Whitman's next best three-day score, a 233. Scott finished with a 238 total. Next in line were Edwards at 249, Whitfield at 253 and Spooner at 257.