Sports & Outdoors

Kitto finishes eighth at PLU Invitational

The men’s golf season began this past weekend at the PLU Invitational.  At the end of the first day, the Loggers sat at fifth place, with junior Matt Kitto (Lake Oswego, Ore.)  leading the team in sixth place individually.
Kitto fired a team-best 76 (+4) on the Home Course to lead the Loggers.  Trailing not very far behind was junior Derek Wilson (Bellevue, Wash.) as he shot 7-over for the day.
Sophomore Ricky Howard (Madison, Wisc.) shot an 88 (+16) on Saturday to round out the Loggers’ scoring card.
For the first of two days, the Loggers turned in a score of 331 (+43). Unfortunately, although the Loggers sat at fifth after the first day of the tournament, they did not place after one golfer had to withdraw on the second day.
Freshman Robert Schulberg withdrew Sunday, leaving the Loggers with an incomplete team score, causing the Loggers to lose their seat in the tournament.  However, on an individual level, the Loggers pulled through.
Kitto took eighth in the spring opening tournament.  He was 7-over for the day to finish with a two-day card of 155 (+11).  He  was eighth out of 38 golfers in the tournament.
Howard had the most dramatic of improvements on the second day, firing a 4-over 76.  He finished 25th overall and was 20-over for the tournament.
Although Pacific Lutheran took the title, the Loggers are not letting their loss stand in their way of future victories, as the team has much potential on the course.
“We have a lot of talent, but we didn’t show it this weekend. I’m really looking forward to the next couple weeks, getting everyone healthy and competing for a conference championship Kitto said.
The Loggers hosted the Logger Invitational, which began Thursday March 7 and will conclude today, Friday, March 8, at the Fircrest Golf Course.