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September 27, 2011

Solid Second Round Moves Lutes Up A Place

OLYMPIA - Pacific Lutheran fired a 300 today to move up a spot to 14th at the conclusion of the Saint Martin's Invitational men's golf tournament held at Olympia Country & Golf Club.

After scoring 334 during Monday's miserable weather, the Lutes dropped 34 strokes from their total on Tuesday to tie with Grand Canyon University for the best improvement over the two rounds of golf. PLU ended up with a 634, five strokes better than Northwest Christian.

For the Lutes, Auston Hilkin backed up his first-round 79 with a 74 today, earning top honors for the Lutes with his 153. Tim Livermore had the team's best round today with a 72 to finish with a 36-hole score of 156. Other PLU scores showed Daron Casey with a 161, Dustin Hegge with a 164, and Scott Zhang with a 166.

Cal State-Stanislaus shot a 285 today to go along with a 300, with the 585 total one stroke better than Western Washington and Hawaii-Hilo, which tied for second. Western had the best score of the second round, a 280.

Hawaii-Hilo's Jamie Hall was medalist with a 36-hole score of 139.

Pacific Lutheran is back in action next Sunday and Monday, Oct. 2-3, when it competes in the Whitworth Invitational at Spokane Country Club.

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