Sports & Outdoors

Fall season comes to a close for Logger golf

en’s golf team finished out the season on a high note, winning the team title for the Northwest Conference Fall Classic on Sunday. With a team score of 320, the Loggers led the rest of the field by 10 strokes at the end of day one.

Day two was no different, as the Loggers posted a team score of 312, netting a two-day team total of 632. The next closest team was the Pacific Boxers, who shot a two-day 639.

Fighting through the rain and harsh conditions, the Logger men’s 56-over par 632 in the two-round tournament was very impressive. The team was led by junior Riley Conlin (Golden Valley, Minn.) and freshman Matt Kitto (Lake Oswego, Ore.), who overall finished third and fourth respectively. Conlin recorded an impressive two-day score of 155, while Kitto contributed with an equally impressive 156.

It was truly a great team performance to finish up the fall season.

“We’re now leading conference going into the spring, we’ve got several freshmen that came in ready to make an impact and our depth has definitely been a key to success,” senior Greg Kirkpatrick  said (Longview, Wash.)

“The team is responding well to the new coaching situation. We have been getting better every week,” Conlin said.

All in all, it was a great conclusion to the first half of the year for the Logger men’s golf team.

The Logger women’s golf team finished fifth in the same Fall Classic, with a team total score of 720 over the two days.

Although the George Fox Bruins took the team title, there was a bright spot for the women. Senior Sarah Bicker (Salt Lake City, Utah) was able to win the individual title, posting a two-round score of 157, just 11 shots over par. A consistent performer the whole fall season, the Fall Classic was no exception for Bicker.

Junior Stephanie Hoffee (Sandy, Utah) and freshman Ev Grier (Port Angeles, Wash.) both turned in season bests as well.

“The team played really well the first day. We had a strong showing from everyone on the team. The second day we battled through some tough weather, but we kept a positive attitude and played our best. We ended the fall season on a high note, so we are all excited to get back out there in the spring and continue to improve,” Bicker said.

The Logger golf team as a whole looks primed to make a run at the title when the season continues next semester.