2013-14 Men's Golf News

  • Willamette Wins NWC Fall Classic in Men's Golf by NIne Strokes
    June 20, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University won the Northwest Conference Fall Classic in men's golf by a margin of nine strokes on Oct. 26-27, 2013, with the Bearcats taking first place and second place in the individual standings, while two WU golfers were part of a five-way tie for third. It was a tournament where Willamette received plenty of great performances.
  • Kukula Ties for Third, Bearcats Finish Fourth, at NWC Tournament
    April 27, 2014
    WOODBURN, ORE. -- Willamette University men's golfer Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) tied for third place and Peter Mitzel (Fr., Red Bluff, CA/Red Bluff HS) of the Bearcats tied for sixth, as the Northwest Conference Tournament concluded at the Oregon Golf Association Golf Course on Sunday, April 27.
  • Led by Kukula and Mitzel, Bearcats are 2nd after 18 Holes at NWC Tournament
    April 26, 2014
    WOODBURN, ORE. -- Willamette University golfer Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) shot a 72, and teammate Peter Mitzel (Fr., Red Bluff, CA/Red Bluff HS) shot a 73, to hold second place and a tie for third place, respectively, after one round of the 36-hole Northwest Conference Tournament on Saturday, April 26. Willamette was second in the team standings behind Pacific Lutheran University.
  • Bearcats are Ready to Challenge for NWC Men's Golf Championship
    April 25, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's golf team is ready to challenge for the overall Northwest Conference title this weekend during the NWC Tournament, held at the Oregon Golf Association Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore. The 36-hole event is worth one-half of the NWC team championship.
  • Bearcats Win Willamette Cup against Linfield and Pacific; Wilson Places 2nd
    April 19, 2014
    WOODBURN, ORE. -- Willamette University won the team title at the Willamette Cup in men's golf on Saturday, April 19, as the Bearcats shot 312 at the Oregon Golf Association Golf Course. The Bearcats placed six golfers in the top nine.
  • Kukula Finishes 8-Under to Win Spring Thaw, Leading Bearcats to Team Title
    April 14, 2014
    BEND, ORE. -- Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) of Willamette University shot rounds of 5-under and 3-under at the Willamette Spring Thaw in men's golf to win the individual title with a score of 136, at the Broken Top Club in Bend, Ore., on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13. In addition to earning medalist honors, Kukula helped Willamette win the team title.
  • Kukula Shoots 67 for 4-Stroke Lead as Bearcats Top Standings at Spring Thaw
    April 12, 2014
    BEND, ORE. -- Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) surged into a four-stroke lead by shooting a 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the Willamette Spring Thaw at Broken Top Golf Club on Saturday, April 12. Kukula's exceptional round helped the Bearcats build a nine-shot lead in the team standings.
  • Four Bearcats Finish 11th or Higher as Willamette is Second at Spring Classic
    April 06, 2014
    KENNEWICK, WASH. -- Four Willamette University men's golfers finished in 11th place or higher, leading the Bearcats to second place in the team standings, as the Northwest Conference Spring Classic ended at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course on Sunday, April 6.
  • Bearcats Hold Second Place after Windy First Day at NWC Spring Classic
    April 05, 2014
    KENNEWICK, WASH. -- With two golfers tied for sixth place and another tied for 10th, the Willamette University men's golf team ended the first day of the Northwest Conference Spring Classic in second place in the team standings. The Bearcats responded to the very windy conditions at Canyon Lakes Golf Course with a solid round.
  • Kukula Finishes 10th for Bearcats at 2014 West Cup
    March 25, 2014
    MURRIETA, CALIF. -- Willamette University's Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) rebounded from an 80 in the second round to achieve a 74 in the third round and finish 10th at the 2014 West Cup with a score of 228, as the tournament concluded on Tuesday, March 25. Kukula, who also shot a 74 in the first round, was just four strokes out of third place in the final standings.
  • Kukula Shoots a 74 in First Round at 2014 West Cup, is Tied for 8th Place
    March 24, 2014
    MURRIETA, CALIF. -- Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) from Willamette University carded a 74 in the first round of the 2014 West Cup on Monday, March 25 and was tied for eighth place in the individual standings at the Bear Creek Golf Club. Willamette was tied for 10th place in the team standings.
  • Willamette Golf Teams Announce Schedule Changes
    March 20, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University golf teams have made changes to their schedules for this spring according to Head Coach Patrick Daugherty. The Willamette men's team and the Bearcat women's team are both off to great starts this season.
  • Kukula Finishes Tied for Third at UPS Invitational with a 73 in Second Round
    March 09, 2014
    FIRCREST, WASH. -- Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) of Willamette University played a strong second round in wet conditions at the Fircrest County Club on Sunday, March 9, earning a 2-over-par 73 to tie for third place in the final 36-hole standings at the UPS Invitational. Kukula and three other golfers shared third place at 149.
  • Kukula Shoots 76, is Tied for Sixth after First Day of UPS Invitational
    March 08, 2014
    FIRCREST, WASH. -- Willamette University golfer Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) shot a 76 on the first day of the UPS Invitational on Saturday, March 8 and was tied for sixth place, just three stroke behind the leader. Derek Wilson from the University of Puget Sound carded a 2-over-par 73 for a one-stroke lead. Willamette was fifth in the team standings.
  • Lamothe Chosen NWC Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week
    February 25, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Chase Lamothe (Fr., Corvallis, OR/Corvallis HS) from Willamette University has been selected as the Northwest Conference Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts at the Pacific Spring Tune-up at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks, Ore., on Feb. 25. The tournament was hosted by Pacific University.
  • Lamothe Earns Medalist Honors as Willamette Wins Pacific Spring Tune-up
    February 23, 2014
    BANKS, ORE. -- Chase Lamothe (Fr., Corvallis, OR/Corvallis HS) won medalist honors with a 2-under-par 70, leading Willamette University to a first place finish at the Pacific Spring Tune-up in men's golf on Sunday, Feb. 23. The Bearcats shot 292 as a team to win the title by eight strokes. The tournament was hosted by Pacific University at Quail Valley Golf Course.
  • Bearcat Men's Golf Team is #23 in Coaches Poll and #18 in Golfstat Rankings
    December 10, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's golf team experienced significant success during the fall season and has earned national rankings as a result. Willamette is ranked #23 in the Golf World/Nike Golf NCAA Division III Coaches Poll and is listed at #18 in the Golfstat Relative Rankings.
  • Kukula Named NWC Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week
    October 29, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. -- Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) of Willamette University has been chosen Northwest Conference Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts in leading the Bearcats to a first place finish at the Culturame Men's Classic on Oct. 20-21 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore.
  • Kukula and Bearcats Win NWC Fall Classic
    October 27, 2013
    OREGON CITY, ORE. -- Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) of Willamette University, who shot a 67 in the first round, added a 76 in the second day of the NWC Fall Classic on Sunday, Oct. 27 to win the individual title with a 36-hole score of 143. Kukula also helped the Bearcats win the team title.
  • Kukula Shoots 5-under 67, Bearcats Lead NWC Fall Classic by 15 Strokes
    October 26, 2013
    OREGON CITY, ORE. -- Willamette University golfer Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) shot a 5-under-par 67 to top the individual standings and help the Bearcats lead the team standings by 15 strokes during the first round of the Northwest Conference Fall Classic in men's golf, on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Stone Creek Golf Club.
  • Bearcats Win Culturame Men's Classic with Four Golfers in Top 6
    October 21, 2013
    ALOHA, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's golf team won the Culturame Men's Classic by 31 strokes with a 36-hole score of 588, as the tournament concluded on Monday, Oct. 21 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) won the individual title with a 1-under-par 143, while three other Bearcats placed among the top six finishers to join him on the All-Tournament team.
  • Willamette Shoots 295, Leads by 25 Strokes at Culturame Invitational
    October 20, 2013
    ALOHA, ORE. -- Led by a trio of golfers at the top of the leaderboard, the Willamette University men's golf team shot 295 and built a 25-stroke advantage during the first day of the Culturame Invitational on Sunday, Oct. 20. The tournament, hosted by George Fox University, is being played on the North Course at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club.
  • Willamette Earns Second Place at Linfield Invitational
    October 15, 2013
    McMINNVILLE, ORE. -- Willamette University shot a team score of 312 to finish in second place, just three stroke out of the lead, at the Linfield Invitational in men's golf on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Michelbook Country Club. Junior Ryan Kukula (Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) led the Bearcats by shooting a 74 and taking second place in the individual standings.
  • Bearcats Finish Fifth at Warner Pacific Invitational
    October 08, 2013
    PORTLAND, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's golf team finished in fifth place at the Warner Pacific Invitational at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Ore.,  The Bearcats finished with a two-day, 54-hole score of 923, five strokes in front of sixth place Walla Walla Community College, and three strokes behind fourth place Corban University.
  • Bearcats are Tied for Fourth after First Day of Warner Pacific Invitational
    October 07, 2013
    PORTLAND, ORE. -- Led by freshman Jacob Armelino (Fr., Redding, CA/University Prep), who shot a 68 in the first round, the Willamette University men's golf team tied for fifth place in the team standings following 36 holes at the Warner Pacific Invitational, on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Glendoveer Golf Course. The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday.
  • Culturame Men's Classic is Canceled for this Weekend
    September 28, 2013
    ALOHA, ORE. -- The Culturame Men's Classic, scheduled to be hosted by George Fox University this weekend at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, has been canceled due to the weather. It is possible that the tournament will be made up later this fall, but it has not yet been officially rescheduled.
  • Kukula Named NWC Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week
    September 24, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. -- Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS) of Willamette University has been chosen Northwest Conference Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts in leading the Bearcats to a first place finish at the Pacific Fall Invitational on Sept. 21-22 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore.
  • Willamette Wins Pacific Fall Invitational in Men's Golf
    September 22, 2013
    ALOHA, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's golf team won the Pacific Fall Invitational at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club with a two-day score of 599, finishing 12 strokes in front of Linfield College, which was tied with the Bearcats at 295 at the end of the first day. Willamette shot 304 in the second round on Sunday, Sept. 22, while Linfield shot 316 to finish at 611.
  • Bearcats Tie Linfield for Lead after First Round of Pacific Fall Invitational
    September 21, 2013
    ALOHA, ORE. -- Led by Ryan Kukula (Jr., Ocean Park, WA/Ilwaco HS), the Willamette University men's golf team was tied for the lead with Linfield College at the conclusion of the first round of the Pacific Fall Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 21 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. Willamette and Linfield each carded a team score of 295.
  • Willamette Hires Daugherty as Men's and Women's Golf Coach
    August 05, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. ‚?? Patrick Daugherty has been hired as the head coach of the men‚??s and women‚??s golf teams at Willamette University. Daugherty served as the assistant men‚??s and women‚??s golf coach at Willamette during the past three seasons. He will assume his new responsibilities immediately.