Women’s golf wins NCCAA West Regional

Eagles post a great score to claim victory in Indio.

Joel Ashor, Sports Editor

Women’s golf traveled to the desert on Monday, taking on Ottawa University Arizona in a National Christian College Athletics Association regional in Indio, Calif. Biola defeated the Spirit to book their trip to Florida for the NCCAA championships Oct. 22-24.

Freshman Sami Penor led the Eagles in the first round with a fantastic score of 71, followed by sophomore Sophia Karnazes who posted a score of 74. Junior Alexis Gopfert shot a 75, while juniors Tori Roeske and Jules Loibl shot a 78 and 80 respectively.

In the second round, Karnazes and Loibl both posted a 72 to lead the Eagles in that round. Penor put up a 74, while Roeske and Gopfert shot a 75 and 78.

Penor finished first for Biola with an overall score of 145, closely followed by Karnazes with a 146. Loibl finished third for the Eagles with a score of 152, and Roeske and Gopfert tied for fourth on the team with a total score of 153.

Biola took the team competition by a whopping 44 shots, outshooting the Spirit 591 to 635.

The Eagles hit the links next Monday and Tuesday at the Embry-Riddle Co-Ed Invitational in Prescott, Ariz.

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