Strong performances from the entire Simon Fraser University men’s golf team, including Surrey brothers Bailey and Justin Bjornson, earned them their second straight title at the Bishop Invitational tournament.
Held in DuPont, Washington over the weekend, the team’s stellar 10-under-par play in the second round on Friday afternoon (Sept. 22) was a highlight of their win.
The SFU Red Leafs opened with an even-par round, and maintain their lead on the 13-team field Saturday (Sept. 23) with a six-over-par score.
Facing fierce competition from players from all over Washington State and B.C., the SFU team kept their cool, with their Friday second-round showing “the best single round of any team in the competition,” according to the SFU website.
The Red Leafs finished the competition with a score of four-under-par 860.
SFU’s impressive performance featured strong play from everyone over the course of the competition.
Surrey brothers Justin Bjornson, who scored a total of 213 (three under par) and Bailey Bjornson, whose total was 214 (two under par) led SFU individually, finishing eighth and ninth respectively.
Teammate and senior Michael Crisologo tied for 11th overall with his one-over-par total of 217, with SFU’s entire rotation finishing in the top half of the 69-man field, as Kyle Mayner (four-over-par 220) and Ryan Hodgins (six-over-par 222) earned shares of 17th and 29th overall, the SFU website noted.
The Red leafs next head to Bellingham, Washington for the two-day Western Washington Invitational Sept. 25-26.
– Black Press Media staff