RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The second and final Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) multi-dual match of the spring took place this weekend at Jurupa Hills Country Club where the Whittier College women's golf team placed fourth after shooting a 36-hole total of 650 (+82).
On Saturday, WC combined to shoot a 327 and came back on the second day improving four shots to finish with a 323 on the par-71 course that measured 5846 yards.
Sophomore Kajal Vitha (Whittier, Calif.) was the Poets top finisher as she took 5th improving four shots from the first day to go 80-76 (+14).
Freshman Taylor Beckwith (Turlock, Calif.) had a strong first day finishing inside of the top 5 by shooting a 76 but wound up dropping four spots into 9th with an 82 (+16).
Madison Crimi-Demichele (San Jose, Calif.) made the biggest move for the Purple & Gold over the two days. After shooting an 87 on the first day was able to improve six shots to an 81 to place 24th. Junior Alison Nieh (Novato, Calif.) was right behind in 25th posting two of her career low scores with an 85-84, while Alexandra Proulx (Blaine, MN) rounded out the scoring in 36th with a 99-95.
Junior captain Ciara Clark (Henderson, NV) was unable to complete the two days battling illness and was forced to withdraw after the first round, where she shot an 86.
Redlands won the team crown with a tally of 612 (+44) while Bulldogs junior Caroline Ordian shot a tournament-low 145 (+3) to occupy the top spot overall.
Pomona-Pitzer took 2nd overall (632) and was followed by Claremont-M-S (633) – 3rd, Cal Lutheran (654) – 5th, and Chapman University (696) – 6th.
Whittier has completed their regular season and will compete on Sunday, April 23 through Tuesday, April 25 at the 2017 SCIAC Championships hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Los Serranos Golf Club in Chino Hills, Calif.