Women’s golf places third in Fujikura Invitational

The Eagles ended with a score of 605.

Charlotte McKinley, Staff Writer

On March 7-8, women’s golf played in the Fujikura Invitational tournament in Vista, California. Biola came in third place during the event, but was the only team to place all team members in the top 25. Each player scored consistently, keeping at or below 80 points. 

OUTSCORING THE TOP

Biola competed against 18 other teams on the large field in Vista. The Eagles proved they could golf with the best as they outscored top universities such as Texas A&M International and CSU Los Angeles.

Freshman Lauren Lee led Biola’s team-best with a day one score of 73 (+1). She finished fourth on the individual leaderboard with four birdies—the second-most birdies hit that day. Junior Sami Penor tied for 18th place with a score of 77 for Biola’s second best score. 

Sophomore Mary Grace Davidson and freshman Melanie Reyes tied for 25th place with a score of 78. Sophomore Brady Turnquist rounded out the team event by tying for 45th place with a score of 80.

By the end of the day, Biola was tied for fourth with a score of 306.

PLACING THIRD 

Biola ended the Fujikura Invite in third place with an overall team score of 605. Lynn University beat Biola for second place with a total score of 597. Cal State San Marcos, who hosted the tournament, placed first with a score of 594. 

Lee once again turned in Biola’s best individual score with a final scorecard of 150, tying for seventh place overall. Turnquist tied for 14th place with a score of 152. Reyes and Penor tied for 18th place, scoring 153. Davidson tied for 24th with 154 points. Finishing the two-day event was Shaw with the second-best individual score of 158 placing 41st.

Women’s golf will travel to Del Mar, California to host the Eagle Invitational March 10-11. Stats from the tournament are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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