Golf teams take first place spots for 
individual standings in Willamette Cup

Men’s and women’s golf took the top spots in the Willamette Cup tournament April 14.

The women’s team was not able to finish the tournament for team results.

Senior Brinn Hovde tied for first with Willamette’s Mckenzie Weinhold. Both players completed the course in 86 strokes, 14 strokes above par.

Freshman Alexandria Smith came in sixth with 89 strokes.

Freshman Maggie Harlow was one stroke behind in seventh, with 90 strokes.

The men’s team finished first out of three teams at the Willamette Cup on April 14, with 295.

Host team Willamette University got second with 313 strokes.

Freshman Adam Ruben held the top spot for the Wildcats, taking first in the tournament. Ruben completed the course in 68 strokes, four below par.

Sophomore Taylor Klopp, freshman Kyle Hargave and junior Tommy Schmitz finished consecutively in third through fifth place.

Klopp finished with 74 strokes, while Hargave was one stroke behind with 75. Schmitz had one of his best finishes of the year with 78 strokes, just six above par.

Both teams will next compete at the Northwest Conference Championships on  April 20 and 21, which will determine who will get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The men’s team will be fighting to defend its title.


Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

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