Freshman Fredrik Ingul nearly gave the Menlo College men's golf program its first tournament winner on Tuesday at the Simpson tournament in Redding.
Ingul was tied with Houston Knox of Oregon Tech for the lead after two rounds of play and went into playoff holes.
It took three playoff holes and a whole lot of drama to settle the score which ultimately saw Knox earn first place. Each golfer made par on the first playoff hole and Ingul's putt for par spun out of the second hole and matched Knox with a bogey.
On the third playoff hole, the par five second hole, a big time putt from Knox would be the final blow. Both Ingul and Knox had birdie putts, Ingul two putt for par while Knox holed a 15 footer to birdie to earn the tournament title.
Oregon Tech claimed the team title with a two-round 620. Host Simpson finished second with a 626 with Menlo close behind at 634.
The Ingul brothers once again set the pace. Christian took home sixth with a 156.
Menlo's final event of the fall schedule will be the Pacific Coast Highway tournament, hosted by Menlo College, at Bayonet Golf Course in Seaside, Calif. next Tuesday and Wednesday.
The inaugural season of Cascade Collegiate Conference wrestling and the first Coaches' team and individual polls have been released by the conference office.
Menlo College checks in at third in the team poll, just behind Southern Oregon and University of Providence (formerly University of Great Falls). The Oaks feature 10 different wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in their respective weight class with an impressive four individuals ranked first in their weight class.
Menlo's first top-ranked wrestler is defending West Region champion and NAIA National Qualifier Blaysen Terukina at 133 pounds. Next is Joseph Jauregui who ranks first at 165 pounds and looks to have a strong season after losing much of his 2016-17 campaign due to injury.
Ranked first at 184 pounds is newcomer Bruce Valdez who transferred to Menlo From Palomar College where he was a JUCO All-American. The fourth and final top-ranked Oak in the CCC is senior heavyweight Javier Gonzalez. A reigning All-American, Gonzalez headlines the 285 pound division in the first poll of the season.
Six other Oaks are also ranked in the first Coaches' poll including: Cody Cabanban (5th -- 125), Terril Sidner (2nd -- 149), Anthony Orozco (2nd -- 174), and Jovan Villalobos (5th -- 197).
The Oaks begin the season on Thursday, Nov. 2nd with an exhibition match against visiting Skyline College.