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Golf team continue success, taking first place

As the men’s golf team kicked off its season with high hopes and strong spirit, their tournaments have reflected their efforts and perseverance.

After an impressive showing at the PLU invitational, the Loggers went spearheading for the following tournament, the Puget Sound Invitational.

Wilson held a lead of one ahead in the first round with a score of two-over-par 73. Three players followed Wilson, including fellow Logger teammate Bean in second place.

Only three strokes behind Bean was fellow teammate Howard who tied for ninth place with a score of six-over-par at 77 points.

Just one point shy of Howard, Kitto finished the tournament with a score of seven-over-par at 78 points.

Hayes added to the team strength with a score of 84, thirteen-over-par.

Winning the Invitational, Puget Sound men’s golf team held a consistent lead during the tournament at Fircrest Golf Club in Fircrest, Wash.

With a final score of 600, 32-above-par, the Logger men beat second-place Whitworth by five strokes.

Finishing in the leading competitors, Wilson tied for third place, his highest placement of the season thus far, finishing with 76 strokes, five-over-par, the first day and 149 the second day, seven-over-par.

Finishing just a stroke behind Wilson, Bean tied for seventh place with a score of 150, fourteen-over-par.

Hayes and Kitto ended the Invitational both tying for 18th place after counting 156 strokes over the two-day tournament, 14 strokes over par.

Hayes completed his final round with 72 points, only one-over-par. This score placed Hayes with the fourth lowest score of any round this year thus far, standing only behind his own first round score of the Whitworth Men’s Invitational of October last semester and Bean’s two round scores, one at the Whitworth Men’s Invitational and one at the recent March PLU Invitational (

Kitto maintained his consistency through the tournament with 78 points both days, just seven points over par.

Kitto racked a fifth lowest score in his first round at last semester’s Northwest Conference Fall Classic in October with 73 strokes (

The Loggers finished the Puget Sound Invitational with a dominating 600 points.

Following Kitto, Bean and Hayes in players’ lowest rounds of the 2013-2014 season is golfer Howard with a final first round score of 73 points as well as the PLU Invitational at the beginning of March (

Off to a strong start, Bean received the men’s golf weekly Spotlight.

“My expectations for the team this year is to make it to nationals. Last year the guys had it and lost it in the conference championship.

This year we are much ore focused and determined to make it all the way and so far we have put ourselves in a good position heading into the second leg of the year,” Bean said with high hopes (