Photo by: Rachel Roche
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Whittier College Women's Golf team put together a solid two-day performance at Olivas Links Golf Club for the second Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) tournament over the weekend.
The Purple & Gold got off to a strong start shooting a 316, which placed them 4th overall. They improved by three strokes on Day 2 with a 313 but it wasn't enough to move up as they dropped to 6th. They fell by two strokes to Chapman University (5th - 320-307-627) and three strokes to Cal Lutheran (4th – 319-307-626). Claremont-M-S and Redlands tied atop the leaderboard both posting two-day totals of 596.
Sophomore Kamryn Marie Garcia (La Mirada, Calif.) led the Purple & Gold posting her best finish of the season. She sat in 2nd place after Day 1 following a +1 (73) but dropped into a tie for 8th following a 78 on Day 2. Taylor Beckwith (Turlock, Calif.) was once again solid finishing in a tie for 10th. She was consistent over the two days with a pair of 76's.
Freshman Natalie Gonzalez (Norwalk, Calif.) after shooting an 84 was able to bounce back with a 78 that propelled her into a tie for 26th. Madison Crimi-Demichele (San Jose, Calif.) was consistent over the two days improving two-strokes from Day 1 with an 83-81 that placed her 32nd.
The biggest jump came from sophomore Jessica Zona (Temecula, Calif.) who after posting a 92 improved ten shots to an 82 that put her in 42nd.
The final three rounds of the season are at the SCIAC Championships which will be held at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif., on April 18-20.