The Whitworth men’s and women’s golf teams had a strong second day of competition but still fell short at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic at the Heron Lakes Golf Club in Portland, Ore. on Sunday. The men finished with a final score of 614 which placed them in fourth place overall out of the nine teams that competed. The women finished with an overall score of 681 which was good enough for fifth place.
Whitworth shot 312 on day one but shot 302 on the second day of play, improving by ten strokes.
Pirate sophomore Jesse Salzwedel led the men with a score of 148 which tied him for third place individually in the tournament. Salzwedel finished strong as his day two score of 69 led the entire men’s field.
Senior Jeff Aly finished 17 overall with a two-day score of 156. Junior Christian Boudreau and sophomore Saul Martinez tied for 22 with scores of 158 and sophomore Stephen Plopper finished in 26 with a score of 161.
The women’s team shot 344 on the first day but also improved on day two as they shot 337.
Whitworth placed three women in the top twenty finishers, being led by junior Emily Guthrie who shot an 81 on day one and a 79 on day two for a total score of 160. Freshman Nicole Lomax placed 15 finishing with a score of 169 and senior Darby Moberg finished in 17 with a final score of 170. Seniors Elizabeth Martin and Haley Owen finished in 38 and 39 place with scores of 182 and 183.
The NWC Fall Classic counts for 25 percent of the final league standings. The golf team is done playing until the spring season starts in March.
By Nathan Webber