Sports Briefs

Men’s and women’s golf

The Wildcats men’s and women’s golf teams were slated to swing into the 2011 season this week. But only one team made it onto the greens.

The women’s Willamette Invitational was scheduled for Feb. 28, but because weather conditions were poor, the tournament has been rescheduled for March 5.

The Puget Sound Invitational took place at the Fircrest Golf Club on March 3. The men’s team played through the wind and the foul weather and placed second out of five teams, with 302 strokes—nine strokes behind tournament leader Oklahoma Christian University.

A 12th-hole eagle by Thomas Schmitz served as a high point during the competition. Freshman A.J. Taylor and junior Alex Fitch, who is three strokes behind lead golfer senior Axel Ochoa, achieved two-over-par 73s and three golfers placed among the Invitational’s top ten.

Day two of the tournament will take place at Fircrest March 4.

~Compiled by Septembre Russell/ Copy chief

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