Westmont men’s and women’s golf programs played in their inaugural event Monday at the California State Intercollegiate Invitational at the Olivas Links Golf Course.
“It was such an exciting, truly historic day,” said Westmont head coach Tom Knecht. “To be the first program in the college’s history to play an athletic contest in golf was wonderful. I can’t thank the college and all the people who support us enough. It has been a fantastic day and a wonderful opportunity.”
Both the teams are in last place in their respective competitions. The women shot 347 and are within six shots of catching Hope International, the only other GSAC team in the competition.
Kat Bevill posted the lowest score for the Warriors of 81 and is currently tied for 26th place. Suzie Taylor showed great improvement, recording a score of 84 and is tied for 35th place.
The men’s team played 36 holes on the opening day. The Warriors shot 302 in the first round and 311 in the second. There are currently in last place with a two-round total of 613.
Tanner Shean had the lowest two-round total for the Warriors, posting a 7-over 151. He shot 1-over 73 in the first round. Shean is currently tied for 34th out of 56 golfers.
Jack Wright recorded rounds of 76 and 78 to finish with a 10-over 154 for the first day.