’Cats continue on road to conference

The two golf teams played at the Culturama Classic at The Reserve on Oct. 5-7 in Aloha, Ore.

Women's Golf

Senior Ali Smith goes for a chip during a qualifying round at the Michelbook Country Club before a competition on Oct. 5.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior sports photographer

The woman’s golf team started the tournament off stron  g with two players in the top ten.

Freshman Abigail Heringer was tied for fifth place with a 78 and sophomore Maggie Harlow was at tenth place with an 81 by the end of the first day.

“I thought it went pretty well,” Heringer said. “It was a tough course and there were a lot of bunkers. We were all pretty happy with how we did.”

On the second day, the team ended with daily score of 361, which was eight points lower than the previous day, and a total score of 730.

A highlight from that day was Heringer who was keeping it consistent with a score of 78 and PULL3256-5getting seventh place, leading the team with a total score of 156. The team finished fifth out of seven other schools.

“I think we did okay,” Harlow said. “We hit the ball well a lot, but it just didn’t show in our scores. Overall it was a nice weekend with some good weather.”

The team is taking a week off for practice where they will work on their short game and keeping themselves focused until they face Lewis & Clark University at their duel on their home course, Michelbook.

“We want to work on our mental game,” head coach Brynn Hurdus said. “That’s something we can always work on and that’s part of the reason our scores are so low. They always have a positive attitude, but we need to work on keeping it there PULL3193-3during tournaments.”

The men’s golf team’s tournament started on Oct. 6 and will continue on till Oct. 7.

The team ended the first day in sixth place out of 11 teams. Key players were junior Kevin Kawasaki who is at tenth place with a score of 74 and junior Taylor Pirnke left with a score of 78.

“It could have been better,” Pirnke said. “A couple of guys ran into some bad holes and that made our scores increase. I think we started to get the hang of it and we will do better tomorrow.”

The men’s team will continue their tournament tomorrow and will be playing a previously canceled tournament at The Reserve on Oct. 20-21.


By Stephanie Hofmann/ Sports editor