Junior Kyle Buckingham and sophomore Paul De Barros both shot 82 to pace a short-handed Whitman men's golf team in Sunday's final round of the Northwest Conference championships at the Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima, Wash.
Buckingham, who shot 77 on Saturday, finished with a 36-hole score of 159. De Barros, who lowered his score by eight strokes from Saturday to Sunday, finished with a 172 total.
Freshman Noah Jolley shot 90 on Sunday while sophomore Grant Brandal carded a 92 -- nine strokes better than his Saturday score. Jared Burns, a junior, also played for Whitman, shooting 97 on Sunday. Jolley finished with a 189 for his 36 holes. Brandal and Burns had totals of 193 and 199, respectively.
Whitman's team score (top four golfers) on Sunday was 346, a 13-stroke improvement from the day before. The Missionaries, who were missing their top golfer due to an academic conflict, finished with 36-hole team score of 705. That left them in ninth place, three strokes behind Lewis & Clark and 11 shots back of George Fox. Whitman had beaten both of those schools at last month's NWC Spring Classic.
Linfield won the tournament with a 591 team score. Whitworth was second at 605 and Pacific third at 609. Pacific's Max Bonk captured medalist honors with a 36-hole score of 141. At three under par, Bonk finished four strokes in front of Pacific Lutheran's Chris Packard and Linfield's Andrew Fitch.