Eagles come up short toward fall season’s end

Both the women and men’s golf teams finish in the bottom half of the San Marcos Invite.


Photo Courtesy of Max Allen

Keaton Moore, Writer

While the California State University San Marcos Fall Invite marked the end of the men’s golf fall season, it came as only the second of three fall meets for the women’s team. Although the women’s team finished the first round in fifth place, their struggles in the second half dropped them down to eighth. Adding 329 strokes to their 320 in the first round, the women’s team finished 73 over par with an overall score of 649. Regardless, they finished higher than any other Golden State Athletic Conference opponent, beating Menlo College and Hope International University.

Solid Freshmen performances

One of the Eagles’ newest golfers, freshman Jenny Zhang, finished both rounds in the top 10 and ended the invite in a three-way tie for sixth place. Her overall score of 150 put her at six over par, only eight strokes behind first place.

Fellow freshman Tori Roeske found herself in a three-way tie by the end of the invite. She proved the second highest Eagle in the standings, tying for 20th place with an overall score of 159. As for the remaining three female competitors, all finished in the top 60 of the invite.

Meanwhile, the men’s team ended their fall season on a low note, finishing the invite 14th out of 17 teams. Their 938 overall score fell 10 strokes out of the top 10 and one behind Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, to whom the men’s team lost to by two strokes at the Embry-Riddle Co-Ed Invite last week.

Keeping hopes high

Despite the Eagles’ difficulty, sophomore Kyle McAbee finished 20th overall. His ranking remained constant through all three rounds and he scored nothing worse than 77. His 75 score in the first round turned out to be the Eagles’ lowest scoring round. In the end, McAbee finished with 228 strokes and 15 over par overall.

“In the end of the day — good or bad — we know that it is in the past and that our identity is not found in the game of golf, but in Christ alone,” said Samuel Shih, junior.

After the women’s team finishes their fall season on Nov. 21-22 at the Firestorm Fall Invite, the men’s next tournament will be held on Feb. 6-7 at the CSU San Marcos Fujikura Invite.
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