This could be the year for Pacific Lutheran University golf, both the men’s and women’s teams.

This weekend, the Men’s Golf team brought home their first tournament title of the year at the PLU Invitational at The Home Course in Dupont. Not only did the men bring home the tournament title, first year player Kyle Drugge took the individual title.

To win the team title, the men’s team had to beat out Willamette, and after the 18th hole, the two teams were tied. The teams competed in a one-hole playoff to determine a winner and with two pars, one by Justin Lee and the other by Drugge, and two birdies, one by Sevryn Modahl and the other by Mitch Baldridge, PLU took the title.

“It was a great win,” senior Justin Lee said. “I’m really proud of the team, everyone contributed to the win.”

Drugge brought home the individual title with a total 2-day score of 143 (71, 72) on the par-72 course. This was Drugge’s first college title.

“My main focus was to just have fun playing a game I’ve always loved,” Drugge said. “After the first round I knew I had a great opportunity to win individually, but I really just wanted to help the team bring home the trophy. It was a total team effort and I’m extremely proud of the way our team competed. Go Lutes!”

With a solid start to their nontraditional season, the Lutes travel to eastern Washington next weekend for the Whitworth invitational before finishing their nontraditional season at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic Oct. 10-11.

On the women’s side…

DSC_1469_thumb-2After a first place victory last weekend and a third place title this weekend, the Women’s Golf team seems to be on fire.

Last weekend, the Lutes brought home their first tournament win in 10 years. Leading Lute, Desirae Haselwood said the Lutes have been practicing and it’s been paying off. This year, Haselwood is excited to see how the team grows and improves.

This weekend, with a total score of 669 on the par-72 course, the Lutes brought home third place at the Whitman Invitational behind Whitman (626) and Whitworth (650). The team also had two outstanding players, both finishing in the top ten.

Haselwood brought home her second top-five finish, tying for fourth with a total score of 158. Behind her, Kadyn Coltom tied for eighth with 169.

To finish the nontraditional season, the lady Lutes will compete in the Northwest Fall classic in Oregon Oct. 10-11.

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Samantha Lund was the Editor in Chief at The Mast, a student-run newsroom within Pacific Lutheran University, in 2015-16. Lund created Mast Magazine in 2015 to give students a forum for long form news pieces. She could be found writing for Pacific Lutheran University’s Marketing and Communication site plu.edu or interning at MOViN 92.9’s morning talk show in Seattle. Other places to find her content include: Alaska Airlines blog and website, The News Tribune and The Bremerton Harald.