Golf teams show improvement during tournament
The Linfield women’s and men’s golf teams were in action, as the men finished their tournament Oct. 15 and the women finished their dual meet Oct. 19.
The women’s team faced off against Corban College in a dual tournament at Michelbook Country Club on Oct. 19.
The ’Cats took the dual tournament with a total score of 354, 66 over par, to Corban’s 364, 76 over par.
The Wildcats were led by freshman Maggie Harlow, who scored an 81, nine over par, and won the meet. This was Harlow’s career low, taking six strokes off her personal best. Maggie struck nine pars and birdied the 12th hole.
Senior Sophie Corr placed second in the tournament with a score of 84, 12 over par, and junior Alexandra Smith rounded up the top five with a score of 91, 19 over par.
The men’s team was in action Oct. 14 and 15 at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational held at Chambers Bay Golf Club.
The Wildcats finished fifth overall, improving by 28 strokes and jumping up from seventh place.
Sophomore Taylor Klopp finished fifth overall, and led the Wildcats with a score of 150, six over par, shooting a 78, six over par, on the first day and a 72, the third lowest round on the final day of the tournament.
Sophomores Connor Magnuson and Taylor Pirnke both finished in the top 20. Magnuson tied for 16th with a score of 157, 13 over par, and Pirnke finished tied for 18th with a score of 158, 14 over par. His strokes improved by nine from the previous tournament.
Both teams’ next competition is the Northwest Conference Fall Classic. The tournament will be held at Tri-Mountain Golf Course, in Ridgefield, Wash. The tournament is scheduled to go all day Oct. 27 and 28.
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