American College Golf Guide
Western Washington University WWU Vikings
Men's Golf Program
516 High St.
Bellingham, Washington 98225-9066
Organizations: NCAA Div II
Conferences: Great Northwest (GNAC)

Golf Scholarships: Yes Yes
Academic and Financial Need Scholarships:Yes Yes


Demographics Information
City/Town Pop. Type Founded Enrollment Gender Mix
50K - 100K Public 1893 15,000 45% M - 55% F

Tuition, Room, and Board
Area Resident State Resident Non-resident R & B
$ 8,055 $ 22,440 $ 11,466
WWU Vikings 2017 - 2018 Tournaments
(Expanded PING Guide/Golfstat subscribers can click on a tournament name to see scores or use Interactive Score Conversion)
  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 Saint Martin’s Men’s Invite 09/22/2017 season Olympia C.C. Olympia WA 1
2 WWU Invitational 09/25/2017 season Bellingham Golf and C.C. Bellingham WA 6
3 Concordia Invitational 10/09/2017 season Columbia Edgewater C.C. Portland OR 4
4 Otter Invitational 10/15/2017 season Blackhorse Seaside CA 11
5 Bay Area Invitational 02/26/2018 season Vineyards G.C. Livermore CA 4
6 Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout 03/05/2018 season The Club at Ruby Hill Pleasanton, CA 6
7 NDNU Argonaut Invitational 03/12/2018 season Poppy Ridge G. C. Livermore CA 4
8 UCSD SoCal Intercollegiate 03/26/2018 season Carlton Oaks GC San Diego CA 6
9 Mustang Intercollegiate 04/01/2018 season Palm Valley GC Goodyear, AZ 3
10 GNAC Championships 04/23/2018 conf Coeur d’Alene Resort GC Coeur d’AleneID 2
11 NCAA D2 Men’s W/South Cen Reg 05/07/2018 reg Tascosa G.C. Amarillo, TX 20
WWU Vikings 2018 - 2019 Tournaments. (Note: Events & scores added as played)
(Expanded PING Guide/Golfstat subscribers can click on a tournament name to see scores or use Interactive Score Conversion)
  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 Saint Martin’s Men’s Invite 09/21/2018 season The Home Course Dupont WA 1
2 WWU Invitational 09/24/2018 season Bellingham Golf and C.C. Bellingham WA 1
3 Concordia Invitational 10/08/2018 season Columbia Edgewater C.C. Portland OR 1
4 Dixie State Regional Preview 10/15/2018 season Ledges G.C. St. George UT 7
5 Dennis Rose Invitational 10/29/2018 season Waikoloa Beach Waikoloa, HI 2
6 Bay Area Invitational 02/24/2019 season TPC Harding Park San FranciscoCA 1
7 NDNU Argonaut Invitational 03/11/2019 season Poppy Ridge G. C. Livermore CA 1
Head Coach: Luke Bennett
Office Phone: 360-650-3105
Fax: 360-650-3495
Email: luke.bennett@wwu.edu

Former Western Washington Viking Luke Bennett was named men's golf coach in May 2013.  Bennett had been serving as WWU assistant women's coach. He earned multiple D-II All-American honors competing for the Viks from 2002-06.

The Western Washington Vikings rallied with a closing 282 (-6) to win by six shots in the 2019 Bay Area Invitational at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Calif. The Viks were followed by Sonoma State, Concordia (OR), Cal State East Bay and University of California at San Diego. The 14-team field posted a 75.6 stroke scoring average on the 6,845-yard, par-72 course.

Jordan Lee (75-70-69=214) and Michael Butler (74-71-71=216) finished in the top five for the Viks.

WWU failed to shoot a team score under 300 and placed 20th in the 20-team 2018 NCAA D-II SoCentral/West Regional at La Paloma Golf Club in Amarillo, Tex. St. Mary's (TX) won by four strokes over second-round leader California Baptist, Holy Names finished third and Colorado-Colorado Springs was fourth. Colorado Christian and Sonoma State tied for fifth, and CCU won a playoff for the last spot to advance to the D-II Championship. The 108-player field recorded a 74.9 stroke scoring average in warm, windy conditions on the 6,805-yard, par-71 course. There were 43 sub-par rounds posted over 54 holes.

The Viks were led by Brody Bonfilio (76-71-75=222), who tied for 37th.

Defending champion Western Washington made a run at leader Simon Fraser but came up short in the 2018 Great Northwest Conference (GNAC) Championship at Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene, ID.  SFU opened with 276 (-8) and won by nine strokes over the Vikings, Concordia (OR) was third and Northwest Nazarene fourth. The scoring average was 74.4 on the 6,803-yard, par-71 course.

WWU's Ethan Casto (67-75-67=209) claimed the inividual title in a playoff over Craig Titterington of Simon Fraser, and Brody Bonfilio (78-67-69=214) rallied for third.

For daily team updates and current roster information, click the Western Washington Vikings team link at the top of this page.

Western Washington placed 15th in the 20-team 2017 NCAA D-II Championship. The Vikings shot 17-under par for three rounds and tied for third at the 20-team 2017 NCAA D-II South Central/West Regional. They edged Concordia (OR) by one stroke for the 2017 GNAC Championship.

The Vikings placed 18th of 20 in the 2016 NCAA D-II SouthCentral/West Regional after winning the 2016 GNAC title.

WWU placed 19th at the 20-team 2015 NCAA D-II SouthCentral/West Regional. The Vikings placed a distant second to Simon Fraser at the 2015 GNAC Championship.

The WWU Vikings finished 10th at the 20-team 2014 NCAA D-II South Central/West Regional. They finished fourth in the 2014 GNAC Championship.

Western Washington tied for seventh in the 54-hole stroke play part of the 2013 NCAA D-II Championship. The Viks defeated Florida Southern in the first-round then lost to Lynn in the semi-final of medal-match play.

The Viks finished second in the 2013 NCAA D-II SouthCentral/West after winning the 2013 GNAC title.

Western Washington placed ninth  at the 2012 NCAA D-II Championship.

The Viks placed sixth in 2011 and fourth in 2012 at the NCAA D-II Central/West Regional.  

WWU finished eighth at the 2008 NCAA D-II National Championship. 

 

Facilities:
Team Home Course: Bellingham Golf & Country Club
Recent Freshman Class Profile:
Average SAT (EBRW + Math) 1180
SAT 25-75 Percentile 1080 - 1280
Average ACT 25.0
ACT 25-75 Percentile 23.0 - 28.0
Application Deadline 3/1
Acceptance Rate 85%
(The 25-75 Percentile indicates the middle 50%)
Avaliable Major Fields of Study
Accounting, African/Asian and International Studies, Art, Business and Management, Classics, Communications, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Foreign Languages, Graphic Design, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Music, Physical Education, Psychology, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Sciences (Computer Science), Sciences (Environmental Sciences), Sciences (Marine Sciences/Oceanography), Sciences (Mathematics), Social Sciences
2004 Ping American College Golf Guide    Site information