The Sonoma State Seawolves wrapped up the 2018 Sonoma State invitational with a four-stroke victory over second place Holy Names University on Sept. 18 at Foxtail Golf Club led by Blake Bourelle’s championship performance.The tournament was awesome,” said head coach Val Verhunce. “The guys played exceptionally well that first round. Blake Bourelle was an exceptional key to our lineup this weekend and I hope for the continuing season.”
Bourelle, a junior transfer from Taft Junior College, stole the show for the Seawolves, shooting the second-lowest round of the tournament.
“He won his first tournament he played in Division II golf which says a lot,” added Verhunce. “It’s not easy to do-and with only four players fielding the team and having to count all four scores there’s a lot of pressure on a lot of the guys and they just came through like champs.”
Spencer Clapp (71-72-71-214; -2) joined Bourelle on the All-Tournament team, tied for fourth with Jed Enomoto of Holy Names University. Ian Hoffmann (68-77-72-217; +1) shot a 68 in the first round which propelled him to a T7 finish with Christian Ingul of Menlo College, while Devin Gregg (73-76-75-224; +8) rounded out the Seawolf lineup, finishing tied for 19th with Raynard Belmonted of Cal State Dominguez Hills.
As a team, the Seawolves combined for a one-under-par 863 performance in the 54-hole tournament.
“They did great. We’re very excited to start the season with a win and hopefully we’ll keep it rolling.”
The Seawolves return to action on Oct. 15-16 when they travel to Hurricane, Utah for Dixie State’s Regional Preview at Sand Hollow Resort.