Golf team scores low and wins

The men and women’s golf teams hosted their three way tournament Oct. 8 at Michelbook Country Club. The teams went up against
Willamette University and Pacific
University. Both teams finished first.

The men’s golf team finished on top with a total of 305, which was only 17 strokes above par.

Senior Alex Fitch finished first in the competition with only 69 strokes, three below par.

Two other top competitors for
Linfield were freshman Ryan Nolan and sophomore A.J. Taylor, who tied for third with Willamette freshman Johnathan Ross. All
together, the Linfield men had seven players in the top 10.

The women’s team had similar results, placing them in first with a total of 339, which was 51 strokes above par.

The women’s team had six of its competitors place in the top 10. Sophomore Danielle Lungren placed
highest of the Linfield women coming in third with a total of 83.

Sophomore Alexandria Smith placed fourth with 84 strokes, while sophomore Hannah Christianson and junior Brinn Hovde tied for fifth only two strokes behind her.

“It’s at our home course so we were all comfortable with the holes, which made things easier on us,” Hovde said. “This really allowed us to focus on making good shots and help us score low as a team.”

The women’s team will be playing at the George Fox
Invitational on Oct. 14 and 15 in Newberg, Ore.

 The men’s team will have the weekend off, but will play again Oct. 22 and 23 at Heron Lakes Golf Course in Portland, Ore., for the NWC

Kaylyn Peterson/Sports editor
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