Women’s Golf took a hit in their season opener, ending in fourth place at the Pacific Lutheran University Invitational.
The PLU Women’s Golf team, made up of seven members this year, ended the weekend tournament in fourth with an overall score of 670 at the 5,825-yard, par-72 course.
Whitman took the team title at the end of the weekend, beating out Whitworth. Whitworth shot 636 through the weekend and Whitworth took home a 638. Lewis and Clark finished in third, totaling 643.
Behind PLU, Linfield took fifth with 703, Pacific took sixth with 776 and University of Puget Sound took last with 785.
PLU’s Desirae Haselwood was the Lute’s top player this weekend, finishing seventh in overall standings with a score of 157.
“With a team of six returners, we are looking forward to a great season,” Haselwood said. “Our first tournament was a good preview of what kind of competition we will be facing throughout our conference.”
Last year, the Lutes tied for second in the PLU Invitational, shooting an overall team score of 659. Haselwood, in the same tournament, shot 156 through the weekend, giving her fifth place.
“Overall I think it will be our best year yet and I’m excited to see my teammates and myself improve,” Haselwood said.
Women’s Golf will continue their Fall season next weekend in Oregon for the Pacific Invitational Sept. 19-20.
Men’s Golf is gearing up to begin their Fall season next weekend at the St. Martin Invitational in Olympia.
This year, the men’s team will have three incoming players, as well as Mitch Baldridge, Ryan Fenton, Tom Huddleston, Justin Lee, Zach Martinson, Sevryn Modahl and Kevin McCrossin.
Last year, Men’s Golf finished their season taking fifth place at the Northwest Conference Championships with Lee leading the group, taking third place overall and earning first-team All-Northwest Conference honors for the second straight year. ◼︎