Rain washed out the Wildcat golf teams April 7, ending the Northwest Conference Spring Classic a day early.
The men’s team fought through the rain and was able to earn itself third place during the first day of competition. All of the Wildcats on the men’s team finished in the top-25.
The top ranked golfers for the men’s teams were sophomore Ryan Nolan, who tied for fourth with Pacific Lutheran University’s Seth Nickerson and Whitworth University’s Oliver Rudnicki. The score for fourth place was 73 strokes, only one stroke above par.
Freshman Adam Ruban tied for ninth place and only out-scored sophomore Taylor Klopp by one stroke. Ruban only had 76 strokes, four strokes above par, while Klopp finished with 77 strokes.
Tommy Schmitz finished eighth with 80 strokes and Kyle Hargrave finished one stroke behind Schmitz but finished 24th.
While the men’s team finished close to the top, the women fell into seventh place.
The ‘Cats’ top performer for the women’s team was senior Brinn Hovde, who finished ninth with a score of 83, which is only 11 strokes above par.
Freshman Maggie Harlow tied for 16th with 87 strokes.
Junior Alexandria Smith came in 25th and sophomore Malika Reynolds tied for 36th place.
Both of the Wildcat golf teams will compete at the Willamette Cup Tournament on April 14.
Kaylyn Peterson / Copy chief
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