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Willamette University Willamette Bearcats
Men's Golf Program
900 State St.
Salem, Oregon 97301
Organizations: NCAA Div III
Conferences: Northwest

Golf Scholarships: No No
Academic and Financial Need Scholarships:Yes Yes

Demographics Information
City/Town Pop. Type Founded Enrollment Gender Mix
100K - 250K Private 1842 2,400 44% M - 56% F

Tuition, Room, and Board
Area Resident State Resident Non-resident R & B
$ 50,074 $ 50,074 $ 12,440
Willamette Bearcats 2018 - 2019 Tournaments
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 2018 Collegiate Open 09/16/2018 season The Home Course Dupont WA 3
2 George Fox Invitational 10/06/2018 season Gearhart Golf Links Gearhart, OR 1
3 NWC Fall Classic 10/13/2018 season Michelbook G.C. McMinnville OR 2
4 Boxer Spring Opener 02/23/2019 season Quail Valley G.C. Forest Grove,OR 1
5 Willamette Valley Cup 03/16/2019 season Creekside G.C. Salem OR 1
6 West Cup 03/25/2019 season Sierra LaVerne C.C. La Verne CA 4
7 NWC Spring Classic 04/13/2019 season Olympia C.C. Olympia WA 3
8 Willamette Spring Thaw 04/19/2019 season Teherow G.C. Bend OR 1
9 NWC Men’s Championship 04/27/2019 conf Wine Valley G.C. Walla Walla WA 1
10 NCAA Division III Championship 05/14/2019 champ Keene Trace G.C. NicholasvilleKY 13
Willamette Bearcats 2019 - 2020 Tournaments. (Note: Events & scores added as played)
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
Head Coach: Patrick Daugherty
Office Phone: 503-370-6219
Fax: 503-370-6773

Patrick Daugherty was named head golf coach in August 2013. He was Bearcat assistant coach the previous three seasons.

The Willamette Bearcats shot consistent team scores 308-306-306-308 and finished 13th at the 2019 NCAA D-III Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, KY.  Illinois Wesleyan fired an opening 287 and held or shared the lead each round, finally edging Huntingdon by three strokes the final day. Guilford, Concordia U (TX) and Methodist rounded out the top five.

Low scorers for the Bearcats were Austin Davis (78-75-73=73=299), who tied for 24th and Samuel Hinton (77-71-77-77=302) in 32nd. Three of the four rounds were played on the 7,190-yard, par-72 Champion Trace course where the 42-team, 217-player field posted a 78.8 scoring average.

Willamette shot 309-289 to win the 2019 Northwest Conference Championship at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, WA. The Bearcats claimed the title by nine strokes over George Fox, Whitworth was third and Pacific Lutheran fourth in the nine-team tournament. Willamette took the NWC title based on points earned in three tournaments. Wine Valley played to 6,760 yards, par 72 and yielded an 80.6 stroke scoring average. Gusty wind conditions pushed scores about six shots higher for the first round.

Austin Davis (78-71-149) and Samuel Hinton (80-69=149) tied for third to lead the Bearcats. Trent Jones (77-73=150) was a shot back in fifth.

Willamette placed third in 2018, 2017 and 2016 at the NWC Championship.

Willamette won the 2015 Northwest Conference Championship  at Crosswater Golf Course in Sunriver, OR. However, Whitworth edged the Bearcats by a point 30-29 in the overall 2014-15 NWC standings to earn the berth to the NCAA D-III Championship.

The Bearcats finished fourth in 2014 and seventh in 2013 at the Northwest Conference Championship. They were eighth in 2011 and seventh in 2012.



Team Home Course: Salem Golf Club, Illahe Hills Country Club, Broken Top Club, The OGA Golf Course
Recent Freshman Class Profile:
Average SAT (EBRW + Math) 1290
SAT 25-75 Percentile 1190 - 1390
Average ACT 28.0
ACT 25-75 Percentile 27.0 - 30.0
Application Deadline 2/1
Acceptance Rate 81%
(The 25-75 Percentile indicates the middle 50%)
Avaliable Major Fields of Study
African/Asian and International Studies, Art, Classics, Communications, Drama, Economics, Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts, Music, Physical Education, Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Religion, ROTC - Air Force, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Sciences (Computer Science), Sciences (Environmental Sciences), Sciences (Mathematics), Social Sciences
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