Sonoma State Wins Pioneer Shootout

Sonoma State claimed the team championship by five strokes over Academy of Art and Collin Bordeaux of Regis University in Denver took home the individual title in the Pioneer Shootout on the South Course at Corica Park Golf Club in Alameda.

The Seawolves claimed second victory in as many starts after tying for the title in the title recently in the Nighthawks Invitational, this time posting a score of 288-293—581, 5-over-par, followed by Academy of Art at 302-284—586 and Western New Mexico at

299-300—599, while Cal State East Bay totaled 304-299—603 to tie for fourth with Regis, which finished at 308-295—603.

“The opportunities for us to reach postseason lies within our own hands and so the fact that we’ve started off with two tournament victories is a testament to the kind of group we have here,” said Coach Val Verhunce, whose team had not won since 2019.

“We are excited and grateful to be able to compete during these times, and we cannot wait to get back out on the course in a couple of weeks.”

Host Holy Names was sixth at 305-300—605, followed by Dominican at 314-304—618, and Chaminade at 333-335—668.

Bordeaux, a senior from Tacoma, Wash., claimed his first college title with a score of 71-69—140, 4-under-par, followed by Julius Kreutzer of Academy of Art at 75-68—143, while Griffin Pace shot 70-74—144 to tie for third with Sonoma State teammate Devin Gregg, who finished at 69-75—144.

Matthew Watkins of Academy of Art was fifth at 77-68—145, while Luke Dugger of Holy Names totaled 76-70—146 to tie for sixth with Dylan Otto of Sonoma State, who finished at 74-72—146.

Sam Ruston of Western New Mexico was eighth at 73-74—147, while Moses Greene of Cal State East Bay wound up at 77-71—148 to tie for ninth with Otto Homruen of Academy of Art University, who came in at 74-74—148.

Matt Fry led Dominican in a tie for 12th at 75-75—150, and Schuyler Peterson of Chaminade was 38th at 81-82—163.

Rounding out the scoring for team champion Sonoma State were Nikolai Friedman, who shot 78-72—150 to finish in a tie for 12th that included teammate Thomas Jenkins, who finished at 75-75—150.

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