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Everything good must eventually come to an end. That was the story of the Linfield golf team this weekend, as they finish sixth of eight on March 8 and fifth of eight on March 9.
Junior Taylor Klopp was again the highlight athlete for the Wildcat golf team, shooting just four over par and finishing fifth individually. Klopp has been consistently a top tier player for Linfield this year, finishing in the top five individually in most of their tournaments.
Not a single player shot even or under par in the tournament, the lowest score being a 73, or two over par, shot by Puget Sound University’s Derek Wilson. Puget sound took the top two individual spots and also ended up winning the match as a team.
Another top-10 finisher for Linfield was senior A.J. Taylor. He finished tied for ninth place, shooting six over par with a 77.
Taylor has averaged about a 77 throughout his career her at Linfield, and has shown steady consistency when he does play. He has been out for the majority of the season due to injury.
Juniors Kyle Hargrave and Kevin Kowasaki have also been steady contributor for Linfield averaging 77.72 and 76.91, respectively. However, Kowaskaki had a rough round in his last match, shooting 12 over with an 83, and Hargrave did not compete.
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While the Wildcats only finished in third as a team, junior Taylor Klopp had a magnificent individual performance, shooting two under par for the tournament.
Juniors Kevin Kowasaki and Logan Munson also placed in the top-15, with a still very impressive score of 155 for the two days, finishing 11 over par.
Linfield has been on a bit of a hot streak over the past few weeks compared to their usual play. They placed second twice and third this past weekend.
Klopp was the only person who managed to finish underpar, and that was all due to his second day preformance. He shot even on the first day with a 72, and two under his second round, shooting a 70.
Kawasaki and Munson both shot the same on both days, keeping their play very consistent. They both shot 77 the first day, five over par, and 78 the second.
The second place individual finisher came from Pacific Lutheran University. While he did not finish in the top five after the first day, he came back the second and shot one under par, boosting him over all but Klopp.
While Linfield’s hot streak has slightly stated to cool, they still hope to keep up this level of play for the rest of the season. Including their first semester play, they have placed in the top three in all but one of their matches.
On March 8 and 9, Linfield will head out to Fircrest next weekend to compete in the University of Puget Sound Invitational, where they will look to extend their top three preformance streak.
Drew Marht/For the Review
The men’s golf team finished second at the Pacific Spring Tuneup at Quail Valley on Feb. 23.
Leading the team was junior Taylor Pirnke who got a 73 with 15 pars and one birdie. Pirnke was only 3 strokes away from the third place spot held by Pacific University player, Joshua Mau.
“We are so early into the season, today’s finish was a step in the right direction,” Pirnke said in an email. “Since we are coming off a long lay off, our performance was great today. As a team, if we just keep improving our games day to day, I believe we can have a great season.”
Other players were junior Kyle Hargrave who got seventh with a score of 74, followed by junior Taylor Klopp that got ninth with a score of 75.
“We all played pretty solid,” Kloop said in an email. “Our team us deep this spring and we hope to have some strong showings in the coming weeks. Overall, [we are] excited for this spring and to getting back after it.”
All together the team scored a score of 300 which was eight points away from the first place winners Willamette.
“I am looking forward to next week, when we start competing with the best teams in the conference at Tacoma,” Pirnke said in an email. “Overall today’s finish was a good momentum boost.”
The Wildcats will next play at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational at the home course on March 1-2.
Stephanie Hofmann/Sports editor
The men’s and women’s golf teams competed at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, on Oct. 26 and 27.
The men’s team ended fifth in the tournament with a score of 626 with 314 on the first day and 312 on the second day, which was 39 points behind the leader.
The team was lead by junior Taylor Klopp, who finished 12 with a score of 77 on day one and 76 on day two with a total of 153. Following Klopp was junior Kevin Kawasaki with a score of 154 finishing 15 and junior Kyle Hargrave with a score of 158 who finished 23rd.
The women’s team finished seventh in the tournament with a score of 714 getting 347 on the first day and 368 on the second day. Leading the team was freshman Abigail Heringer, who finished third with a 74 on the first day and a 78 on the second day, ending with a score of 152.
Following Heringer was senior Alexandria Smith ended with 170 and sophomore Maggie Harlow with a 185.
The men’s and women’s teams will be on break until the start of their new season, which will start off in early February.
Stephanie Hofmann/Sports editor
The women’s golf team lost by 21 points with a score of 358 against Lewis & Clark College’s 337 on Oct. 20 at the Michelbook Country Club.
“We think we can get some really low scores,” freshman Abigail Heringer said. “We have been working really hard. We really think that we can do well.”
Leading the team was Heringer who got first out of 12 players with a score of 79. Heringer finished the tournament with 10 pars and one birdie. Other players to recognize are senior Alexandria Smith who finished fourth with a score of 84 and sophomore Maggie Harlow who finished sixth with a score of 86. The other players were junior Erin Crofcheck got a 109, freshman Laura Waller got a 110 and junior Malika Reynolds got a 120. Overall the team scored a total of 28 pars and 1 birdie during the entire tournament.
“I think we did really well,” Heringer said. “We were all happy with are scores. It was a hard course but we all liked where we were at.”
The team is playing next at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic on Oct. 26-27 at Stone Creek to determine if the team continues on in the season.
“We could shot really low,” head coach Brynn Hurdus said. “We have been doing well at practice and playing well. We have to potential to do it, but we just have to pull through we it matters most.”
Stephanie Hofmann / Sports editor
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