The Master’s University golfers finally got on the links for their first competitive golf of the season Monday, Sept. 12 with the men playing 36 holes and the women getting in 18 at the California State Intercollegiate tournament.
Mitchell Briley shot an opening round 3-under 69 followed by a 1-under 71 in the second 18 to claim a tie for fifth among individual golfers competing on the par-72 Olivas Links Golf Course in Ventura. Freshman Easton Johnson is one shot behind after shooting 70/71 to find himself tied for seventh.
“Mitchell was on cruise control today,” said Head Coach Jacob Hicks. “Every aspect of his game looked solid. He made some nice putts (including) a 40-plus footer on hole number four for eagle and gave it a fist pump.”
On the women’s side of the tournament, freshman Hannah Ulibarri shot a 1-over 73 in her opening 18 to finish her first competitive collegiate round tied for ninth.
“Hannah is so joyful on the course,” Coach Hicks said. She looked like she had fun out there. I wouldn’t be surprised by a red number out of her tomorrow.”
The Mustangs men’s team is sitting in first place in the ten-team field, the women’s team currently stands in seventh place, with the final round to be played Tuesday.
All-American Jack Dudeck has a two-round total of 145, seven shots out of the lead and tied for 22nd. Lucas O’Dell sits tied for 31st at 148. The top four scores count toward the team score.
“The men didn’t have their best stuff today, but I was pleased with their effort,” said Coach Hicks. “Everyone was locked in for ten-plus hours. Grateful to have the lead going into tomorrow. Should be really fun to battle it out. Eliminate some three-putts tomorrow and I like our chances.”
TMU’s men’s team holds a one-shot lead over Cal Lutheran and St. Thomas (TX). Only five shots separate the top eight spots in the team competition.
On the women’s side, the Mustangs’ team score of 310 is a program best by nearly 30 shots. Peyton Grider shot a 78 followed by Bella Huff (79) and Nicole Southard (81).
Day two will feature an 18-hole round for both sides of the competition, completing a 54-hole tournament for the men and 36-hole tournament for the women.
A strong first half turned into a great start of the second half, but it ended going against Master's men's soccer team as they lost the Golden State Athletic Conference opener to Arizona Christian 3-1 Thursday in Glendale, Ariz.
Motoko Shimoji earned medalist honors for the third straight week and Carla Menendez placed runner-up to help lead the College of the Canyons Golf Team to a 15-stroke victory over Bakersfield College at the Western State Conference event hosted by Moorpark College at Los Robles Greens on Sept. 26.
College of the Canyons student-athletes Brianna Botello (women's volleyball) and Sam Regez (men's cross coutry) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Sept. 19-24.
Jessi Swenning was not going to be stopped. The 5-11 middle blocker led The Master's University Lady Mustangs with 15 kills and five blocks, hitting .464 in the match, as Master's defeated the William Jessup Warriors 3-1 Saturday in the MacArthur Center for their third GSAC win in a row.
California State University, Northridge's Cooper Wenzel recorded four saves on his way to his second shutout of the season Saturday night as CSUN and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley played to a 0-0 tie in men's soccer action at Matador Soccer Field.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, with the help of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Tactics and Survival unit, LASD Special Enforcement Bureau, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, will be taking part in active shooter training Monday at Valencia High School.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday no additional deaths and 48 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 29 deaths and 2,615 new cases countywide.
The California Nurses Association, a union with more than 100,000 members in the state, applauds California Govenor Gavin Newsom’s decision to sign S.B. 1334 into law, guaranteeing enforceable breaks for public-sector and University of California workers who provide or support direct patient care in a hospital, clinic, or public health setting.
Two recent graduates of CalArts’ MFA Experimental Animation Program, Moon (Yuezhu) Wang and Dairys Escoto De León, have been selected for the 2022-23 Association for Independent Colleges of Art and Design Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowships.
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