October 15, 2012

Bean Shoots Under Par To Take Medalist Honors

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Sophomore Adam Bean shot a 2-under 70 today to take medalist honors at the PLU Invitational. Bean was 1-under and the only player under par for the tournament to lead the Loggers to a second-place team finish.

The Loggers took second in the tournament with a team score of 608 (+32). They shot a 305 (+17) the first day and improved to a 303 (+15) on day two. After day one, the Loggers were just one stroke behind the leaders from Pacific Lutheran. However, the Lutes were just 3-over as a team on the second day to take the team title.

Bean was one of two players in the 11-team tournament to shoot a 73 (+1) on the first day of the tournament. George Fox's Chris Lumsden duplicated the task. Bean bettered his score on the second day and was the only player to go under par in the tournament. His tournament-best day led to medalist honors for the sophomore.

Ricky Howard and Matt Kitto tied for eighth out of 53 players as both shot a 153 (+9) for the tournament. Howard improved by seven strokes for day one to day two to jump to eighth. Derek Morse rounded out the Logger scoring as he was 17-over for the tournament.

In two weeks, the Loggers will wrap up the fall season at the NWC Fall Classic. The Loggers are the two-time defending champions of the conference tournament.



Melissa Merrigan
Happy Valley, Ore.
La Salle Catholic HS

Melissa Merrigan is entering just her sophomore season but will be leader on a young women’s golf team this year. She truly enjoys being a Logger student-athlete and having the chance to compete on the golf course. “Being a golfer has allowed me to have a more well-rounded, balanced experience at UPS, allowing me to take a break from academics and focus on something else.”