Women’s golf places sixth at Las Vegas tournament
The women’s golf team participated in the Paiute Battle sponsored by Grand View University in Las Vegas. The Saints finished the two rounds in a tie for sixth place out of 16 teams with an overall score of 681 (338/343). The event was originally slated to be 54 holes, but high wind created unplayable conditions on day one and the event was converted to 36 holes.
Head Coach Arnie Martinez commented, “This tournament was challenging due to the high winds and the desert. That being said, I’m very proud of how our women were able to battle out there. This was a nationally ranked field, and they played well considering the conditions. When the team is playing well, they can compete with any team in the country. We will continue to work hard and get better. Our end goal is a conference championship. Go, Saints!”
Winning the tournament was the University of British Columbia with a score of 651 (328/323), followed by Embry-Riddle University – Arizona at 653 (329/324), Texas Wesleyan University at 661 (339/322), Ottawa University – Arizona at 665 (333/332) and Oregon Tech University at 680 (340/340). OLLU tied with The University of British Columbia at Victoria at 681 (345/336) and they were followed by St. Thomas University at 692 (359/333), Morningside University at 697 (345/352), Rocky Mountain College at 713 (367/346), the University of St. Thomas at 717 (367/350), Bellevue University at 723 (377/346), Grand View University at 729 (368/361), Wayland Baptist University at 766 (389/377), Schreiner University at 770 (393/377) and Arizona Christian University at 804 (401/403).
OLLU’s Ceci Lattiada tied for 13th place with a score of 166. She shot a first-round 82 and a second-round 84. Annabelle Reyna (FR/San Antonio, Texas) shot a first-round 85 and a second-round 83. Madelyn Miller (SO/Copperas Cove, Texas) finished the tournament with 173 (83/90), followed by Miliana Georges at 174 (88/86) and Christina Trujillo (SO/San Antonio, Texas) at 187 (92/95).
The Saints will now prepare for their Continental Athletic Conference Tournament that will take place in Riverside, Iowa, on May 2-3.