Men’s golf back in action for final season

Kyle McAbee and Austin Bishop lead the Eagles to a 10th place finish at the CSUSB Coyote Classic.

Tori Apodaca, Freelance Writer

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Men’s golf was back on the course this week for their first competition of the spring season with a two-day tournament at the CSUSB Coyote Classic. The Eagles completed the two days in 10th place out of 13 teams. Still, many of the men had some solid performances through the three rounds of golfing.

Senior Austin Bishop led the Eagles on day one with three bogeys right out of the gate. Bishop went as low as -2 when he birdied 15 at the start of his second round. He sat five strokes behind the overall leader of the day. Senior Kyle McAbee and junior Kaden Page also fought hard on day one. Both helped Biola reach five strokes outside of fifth place heading into Tuesday, when they both rallied a few birdies midway through the front nine.

McAbee continued his momentum into day two of the tournament at even-par 72. After hitting a double bogey on hole three and four, he stroked three birdies over the next five holes. He jumped seven spots on the leaderboard, tying for 20th place at +6. Bishop also concluded the second day of play well with an 18th-place finish at +5.

Senior Dominic Ariondo and junior Scott Hatfield also had notable performances on day two. Ariondo carded his best three-round score of the year at 231. Additionally, Hatfield produced his personal-best at 83 in the third round of play. Junior Karson Dreher also competed well in his first round, carding an 84 and finishing the tournament at 265.

The Eagles scored 917 through the three rounds, which still lifted them above three other teams in the competition. With the close of the men’s golf program fast approaching after this spring season, they will have another opportunity for a strong finish, as they will be back in action Friday for a dual match against Marymount California University.