WOODBURN, Ore. – In a de facto dress rehearsal for the season-ending Northwest Conference Championships, Linfield took second at the George Fox Spring Preview, contested Sunday at the Oregon Golf Association Golf Course, site of the final tournament.
Brinn Hovde carded a nine-over par 82 to lead the Wildcat contingent with a sixth-place finish. Alexandria Smith was eight strokes back, in 10th place, after shooting a 90 over 18 holes.
Maggie Harlow (Jr., Hillsboro, Ore.) was 12th with a 99, newcomer Malika Reynolds finished 13th with 148 strokes and Libby Sturges took 14th after carding a 154.
Oregon’s Hanule Sky Seo, competing as an individual, took home medalist honors with a one-under-par 72. Host George Fox put three golfers in the top five to win the two-team tournament with a total score of 322 strokes. Linfield’s four players combined to shoot 419.
COMING UP: The NWC Spring Classic, the second of three major tournaments that factors into determining the league champion, is scheduled for April 6-7 at Gold Mountain.