By Austin Hilliker, Guest Writer
This past weekend, the Pacific Lutheran women’s golf team took fourth overall in the two-day conference tournament at the Oregon Golf Association Course in Woodburn, Oregon.
With a combined team score of 692 over the weekend, the women gathered up a solid two days of quality golf.
During the first day of the tournament, the Lutes shot a tournament-best 20 strokes from their first round score of 356 to secure the fourth overall spot.
First-year standout Desirae Haselwood, who finished two points shy of earning second-team all-NWC honors, led the Lutes with a combined overall score of 167. She golfed an 85 Saturday and an 82 Sunday.
These results gave Haselwood a top-10 finish, in which she tied for ninth overall amongst all other competitors. Haselwood said she felt good about the tournament, but felt things could have been better.
“I feel like as a team, things were pretty solid, but we all felt we could have posted a better score,” Haselwood said. “Personally I played the tough holes well, but gave up some strokes on the easier parts of the course.”
Like the men’s golf team, the women’s team also experienced its fair share of the Pacific Northwest weather.
“It was very rainy for part of the day, and the course became very slow,” Haselwood said. “The course was very wet and played even longer than it was yesterday. It poured for most of the front nine and then it rained on and off on the back nine.”
With the Lutes finishing fourth in the tournament, they will not qualify to compete in the national tournament.