DUPONT, Wash. – Matt Kitto took eighth in the Puget Sound men's golf team's spring opening tournament. The Loggers were in fifth after day one of the PLU Invitational but did not place after one golfer had to withdraw on the second day.
Kitto was 7-over for the day to finish with a two-day card of 155 (+11). His score place eighth among the 38 golfers in the tournament. Derek Wilson shaved two strokes of his score today to finish 11th overall with a 156 (+12).
Ricky Howard had one of the biggest improvements on the course as he fired a 4-over 76 today after shooting an 88 (+14) yesterday. He was 20-over for the tournament to finish 25th overall.
Rob Schulberg withdrew on Sunday leaving the Loggers an incomplete team score, which is why they do not place as a team.
Pacific Lutheran took the team title and the Lutes' Dustin Hegge took medalist honors.
The Loggers will host the Logger Invitational next Thursday and Friday out at Fircrest Golf Course.
Day One Recap
DUPONT, Wash. – Matt Kitto is leading the Puget Sound men's golf team in its first tournament of the spring season. The Loggers currently sit in fifth place as a team while Kitto is in sixth individually at the PLU Invitational.
Kitto fired a team-best 76 (+4) on Saturday in the first of two days on the Home Course to lead the Loggers. Derek Wilson wasn't far behind on the leaderboard as he was 7-over on the day.
Ricky Howard and Rob Schulberg each shot an 88 (+16) to round out the Loggers scoring card. They are 33rd in the clubhouse after day one.
Pacfic Lutheran and Whitworth currently lead the team standings as both are 16-over as a team. The Loggers turned in a team score of 331 (+43). Whitworth's Jesse Salzwedel was even for the day to come into the clubhouse at the top of the leaderboard.