[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Cloudy
Cloudy
71°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
June 2
1945 - Local residents vote 432-2 to approve $300,000 bond measure to build SCV's first high school [story]
Hart High


The effort Eric Martin (pictured above) and Luke Brueckner exerted over the summer didn’t take long to pay off in the fall.

In The Master’s University men’s golf team’s season opener this week, Martin finished seventh overall and Brueckner earned a tie for eighth, both marks representing career-best finishes for the sophomores.

Last season, Martin produced the Mustangs’ fifth-best score at six of the team’s seven meets. Brueckner’s best finish was outside the top 60.

That changed Tuesday during the third and final round of the CA State Intercollegiate at Olivas Links Golf Course in Ventura.

Martin shot a 1-under 71 to move up two spots into seventh place. Brueckner carded a 3-under 69 to vault up 11 spots.

Rounding out the Mustangs’ five golfers were Jack Dudeck (t-18, 4-over for the tournament), Karsten Briley (t-18, 4-over) and Jacob Lewis (47th, 17-over). Mitchell Briley, playing unattached, shot 4-over.

The Mustangs compiled a score of 5-under Tuesday to finish at 7-over for the tournament, good for third place behind California Lutheran and Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas). Martin was a big part of the strong finish.

“I just had a lot of confidence playing,” Martin said. “Nothing ever seemed to really get to me and my ball striking was consistently solid.”

Over the offseason, Martin worked extensively on his putting, and, because he was shooting close to par most of the summer, he learned to remain comfortable with a low score – to not let the moment get too big. His 1-under 71 in Monday’s first round marked the first time he finished a competitive round under par as a Mustang.

He repeated the achievement Tuesday to claim the first top-10 finish of his TMU career. His previous best was a tie for 17th at the MCU Fall Invitational last October.

Brueckner’s best moment before this week came last season when he drilled a hole in one at the CA State Intercollegiate. Otherwise, he had a tie for 61st place on his resume.

Now, he has a top-10 finish on a course he’s particularly familiar with. Brueckner’s hometown of Camarillo is 12 miles from Olivas Links, and he played the course this summer. “It was nice to kind of have that home-course advantage,” he said.

Brueckner’s focus over the summer was on improving his accuracy and distance with his driver. He also worked at shaping his shots and ball striking with his irons.

“I spent a lot of time at the driving range,” he said, “and I hit hundreds of shots a week trying to hone my game.”

So far, so good.

The Mustangs will next play at the OUAZ Fall Invitational on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Goodyear, Arizona.

— By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


WATCH NOW
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020
The Summer 2020 edition of Seasons magazine, the city of Santa Clarita’s quarterly recreation publication, is now online.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The Los Angeles Rams have finalized their 2020 preseason schedule, the club announced Wednesday.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
College of the Canyons outside linebacker Khalib Johns has committed to Mercer University after a sophomore season in which he was a unanimous all-conference selection for the Cougars.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
College of the Canyons sophomore Ryan Crema has committed to the University of Redlands, becoming the fourth member of the Cougars' 2020 men's golf team to move on to a four-year program.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Dust off your disc, breathe in the fresh air and get ready for a new competition from the city of Santa Clarita’s Adult Sports Office.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will host a virtual State of the State presentation Tuesday, July 7, from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.
July 7: VIA’s Virtual State of the State
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,681 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 79 more than reported Monday.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: 115,310 Cases Statewide, 1,681 SCV Cases
The William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a special (virtual) meeting on Wednesday, June 03, at 8:00 a.m.
June 3: Hart District Special (Virtual) Meeting
The Summer 2020 edition of Seasons magazine, the city of Santa Clarita’s quarterly recreation publication, is now online.
Seasons Summer 2020 Edition Now Online
Smart phone cameras are invaluable in documenting truth and facts, in case they might be disputed in the future. All of us, including police or looters, should be aware you might be captured on someone’s phone committing a crime.
You’re On Candid Camera | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials said Tuesday they’re moving back the mall’s reopening as a precaution due to protests throughout Los Angeles County following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Westfield Taking Precautions Amid Protests; Pushes Back Reopening
Los Angeles County has extended a curfew that will run Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 a.m.
L.A. County Extends Curfew
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has released a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Los Angeles County.
County Seeking Public Comments on Draft Economic Development Strategy
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) is launching Breakfast Club, a member-exclusive program designed to provide a business coaching experience to working professionals delivered by industry experts and professional speakers on a wide range of topics.
VIA Launching Breakfast Club
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit are forecasted for the Santa Clarita Valley through Wednesday.
Heat Alert Issued for SCV Through Wednesday
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals Wednesday, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).
Unhealthy Air Quality Forecasted for SCV Wednesday
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced an end to the Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) quarantine in Southern California.
California Lifts Virulent Newcastle Disease Quarantine
1945 - Local residents vote 432-2 to approve $300,000 bond measure to build SCV's first high school [story]
Hart High
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are aware of the planned protest on Thursday, June 4, at noon near the intersection of Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway.
City Prepares for Possible Protest on Thursday
Northridge psychology professor Delinah Hurwitz is now studying the impact that excessive screen time is having on students, socially and academically, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CSUN Prof Studying Impact of Social Media on Students During Pandemic
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond responded Monday to the death of George Floyd by calling on communities across the state and nation to take action to dismantle institutional racism and inequities in public schools.
State Schools Chief Urges Action on Racism, Educational Inequities
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger has extended a countywide curfew for all unincorporated and incorporated areas including the city of Santa Clarita from Monday at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Countywide 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Curfew Extended Another Night
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday 978 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,602 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 55 more than reported Sunday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup: 113,006 Cases Statewide, 1,602 SCV Cases
In his June message, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth observes the resilience of Santa Clarita residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Santa Clarita Mayor Lauds Residents’ Resilience
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley and San Gabriel Mountains will be unhealthy Tuesday for sensitive individuals, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SCV Air Quality Unhealthy Tuesday for Sensitive People, Pets
Four Santa Clarita Valley business leaders recently thanked the heroic front-line healthcare heroes at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital by picking up the tab for a Salt Creek Grille gourmet buffet lunch for the 80 doctors, nurses and staff in the hospital’s ED and COVID unit.
Grateful Donors Deliver Gourmet Lunch to Henry Mayo Healthcare Heroes
The College of the Canyons Class of 2020 is truly unlike any other in the college’s 50-year history. They danced in their living rooms, and got hands-on nursing experience at a coronavirus testing site.
June 5: COC Class of 2020 Graduates Virtually in 50th Anniversary Year
The infection and mortality rates of one of the nursing homes I visit were close to the highest in the county. The other had zero. Why?
Nursing Home Differences | Doctor’s Diary with Dr. Gene Dorio
After months of closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, state courts in Los Angeles County were closed again Monday following a weekend of protests, looting and escalating police violence.
Protests Force Closure of Courts Across California
%d bloggers like this: