GOLF: BC Falls Short At Golfweek Program Challenge
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 00:09
Traveling down to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the Golfweek Program Challenge this past weekend, both the men and women’s golf teams had the chance to start their seasons off on the right foot. At the end of competition, however, the men’s team had finished in 11th place out of 12 after three rounds, and the women’s team finished ninth out of 12 teams, also after three rounds.
During the Challenge, the men’s team shot an 882 total, putting the team at 18 strokes over par. Junior Andy Mai was the top golfer for the Eagles, shooting an even 216 and finishing 17th overall.
Nicholas Pandelena, a sophomore, played the next best behind Mai, shooting a 219 overall and finishing +3. The men’s team finished 26 strokes behind the winner of the challenge, Akron, who shot a team score of 856 and -3.
For the women, Cristina McQuiston was the top performer for the team that shot a 923 overall and finished 71 strokes over par. McQuiston shot a 218, which was good for +5 after the three rounds of play. She finished seventh overall in the Challenge. Katia Joo, a junior, was the next best performing Eagle during the weekend, finishing 14th overall with a score of 221 that was good for +8. The team finished 61 strokes behind Campbell, which won the tournament with a team score of 862.
Although the teams’ outcomes were far from as good as they could have been, there is still a long season ahead of each team. The men’s team will compete in the Tar Heel Invitational next weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C., while the women’s team will take to the links again September 23-25 at the Golfweek Conference challenge in Vail, Colo. n