Women’s golf finishes Top 5 at Nick Turner Invitational

The Eagles take fifth overall in two-day tournament.

Natalie Willis, Editor-in-Chief

On Oct. 18-19, women’s golf headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico to compete in the Nick Turner Invitational. The Eagles finished fifth on Tuesday with a combined score of 311. Sophomore Brady Turnquist led Biola, placing third on the individual leaderboard. 

FIRST DAY SUCCESS

The Eagles competed against 14 teams on Monday, falling four strokes shy of first place St. Mary’s University. Biola accomplished their third-lowest team score in program history, finishing with 296. 

Turnquist made history of her own, securing an eagle off of a 40-foot putt shot on the 15th hole. The sophomore tied for third amond 78 golfers on the first day. Along with her success, freshman Rachel Shaw broke even on the front-nine, shooting one over-par and finishing with a birdie. 

TOP FIVE TEAM

On Tuesday, Biola teed off on a cloudy course but managed to finish with a combined 311 and earned a spot on the leaderboard. Turnquist continued her conquest of the course, completing the tournament with 74 strokes and two-over par to earn third place. 

Following Turnquist’s individual accomplishments, Shaw ranked third on Biola’s leaderboard. Freshman Melanie Reyes also contributed to the Eagles’ fifth place standing in the tournament, finishing with a score of 78. 

Women’s golf will head to Kohala Coast, Hawaii on Oct. 25 to compete in the Hawaii Hilo Tournament. Stats from today’s game are located on the Biola Athletics website. 

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