Both golf teams showcased a positive start at their tournaments this weekend.
The men’s golf team fell from a tie for fourth place to 12th after the final round of the Berry Invitation on March 2 and 3 at Callaway Gardens.
Reigning champion Oglethorpo University held the top spot with a 292, the Wildcats finished with 310.
Freshman Adam Ruben was a standout. He finished the first day with a 74 and finishing the tournament in 23rd place with a 156, only 12 over par.
After the first day, sophomore Taylor Klopp finished in 25th place. At the end of the tournament, Klopp ended in 45th place with a score of 161.
Sophomores Ryan Nolan and Taylor Pirnke shared 35th place at the end of the first day and then Nolan finished 38th and Pirnke fell to 73rd.
The women’s golf team competed at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational on March 2 and 3.
It did not get to finish because of the lack of light causing scores to be based on 16 holes.
Junior Ali Smith finished first overall with 77, followed by senior Brinn Hovde with 88. This was the first top five finish for Hovde.
Freshman Maggie Harlow tied for sixth place with a 92.
The women’s golf team will next compete at the Pacific Invitational on March 9 and 10 at the Reserve.
The men’s team will next compete at the Pacific Invitation on March 9 and 10 at the Reserve.
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