Women’s golf places sixth in Santa Rosa

The Eagles finish sixth out of 15 in the Sonoma State Spring Invitational.

Andi Basista, Deputy Sports Editor

Women’s golf fought strong winds in the final round of the Sonoma State Spring Invitational at Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. The Eagles placed sixth out of 15 respectable teams, making it their highest placement in a tournament this season.

The Eagles started the tournament off rough due to the outside elements, but redeemed themselves by eventually shooting 316, holding off three other PacWest teams. Biola finished the two-day invitational with a total score of 630.

Junior Jules Loibl, sophomore Sophia Karnazes and sophomore Marcel Manalo all finished within the top 25. Loibl finished her first round at 73 and her second at 82, allowing her to finish 14th for Biola. Karnazes played even-par across holes 12 through 18, finishing at 79. Manalo shot the team’s best at 76 which moved her up on the leaderboard 27 spots. Freshman Sami Penor had a strong second round with a score of 79 to help push the Eagles just above Holy Names University to sustain their sixth-place mark.The Eagles will take to the green for a final time this 2019 season, competing in the PacWest Conference Championships in Litchfield Park, Arizona on April 22-24.

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