The Westmont men’s golf team notched their second team win of the season, beating Occidental and Providence Christian at the Shootout at Rustic Canyon in Moorpark. The Warriors shot 308 to edge Occidental by two shots and Providence Christian shot 321.
“They got a win, which was nice,” noted coach Josh Ault of his men’s team. “We have had two tournaments with three teams and we have gotten a win in both. That will help the team with their confidence going forward.”
Occidental’s Miles Eastman sat atop the leaderboard at the end of 18-holes, carding a two-over 74. One stroke back, in a three-way tie for runner-up, were Providence’s Marc Lengtat, Occidental’s Joshua Wong and Westmont’s Peyton Hendricks at 75 (+3).
Westmont’s Cooper Allen claimed fifth place with a score of 76 (+4). While Noah Lodewyk tied for six with a 77 (+5). Danny Manginelli posted a score of 78 (+6) to tie for ninth and Andy Knight shot a 79 (+7), taking 11th place.
The women’s tournament turned into an individual event with no team scores when Westmont was the only school to bring enough players to form a team. Westmont’s Mallory Hopper and Occidental’s Rachel Aujero tied for first place with a score of 82 (+10). With the win, Hopper becomes the first women’s golfer to win a tournament in Warrior history.
Hopper turned in scores of 41 on both the front and back nines.
Westmont’s Elizabeth Oloteo claimed third place just two strokes off the lead with a score of 84 (+12). Sydnee Magpoc carded an 85 (+13) to finish fourth and Meredith McDougal claimed fifth with a score of 88 (+16).
Westmont will next be in action October 11-12 when they participate in the TMU Dutch Classic at the Alisal Ranch Course in Solvang.