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By HPU Athletics. October 9, 2014 - 12:13 am
The Hawai’i Pacific Men’s Golf Team claimed second place in round one of the Oahu Tri-Match hosted by Chaminade University at Olomana Golf Links. The Sharks shot an outstanding 291 for the first round, a mere 2 strokes behind leading BYU-Hawaii (289).
The Sharks’ attack was led once again by newcomer Jaime Waltmire who led the field with a 70 through the first round, he continues to establish himself as one of the best golfers in the islands. Veterans Alec Fourie and Kevin Goldstein both shot great rounds as they each carded a 72. The pair is tied for third overall in the tournament’s first round. Zack Kwan shot a 77 for fourth on the Sharks’ slate and Max Fernando ended the first round with a 90 in his first collegiate match.
The Sharks look ahead to today for the second round of the Oahu Tri-Match at Pearl Country Club. HPU hunts for the team’s first tournament victory of the young non-championship season.
The Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Golf Team kicked off the 2014 non-championships season at the Saint Martin’s University Invitational.
The tournament was held on October 6th and 7th and featured a field of five including UH-Hilo, Northwest Nazarene, Simon Frazier, and St. Martin’s University. The Sharks got off to a slow start in the first round and couldn’t quite dig themselves out of the hole in round two.
The Sharks shot a collective 352 on day one, placing them in fifth place for the round and behind the rest of the pack. The ladies did not give up however, shooting a much improved 347 in round two, as they tried to mount a comeback.
The day two score was good enough for third in the round as both defending PacWest Champions UH-Hilo and Northwest Nazarene shot 353s in the second round. Unfortunately, the second day push just wasn’t enough to pull the Sharks up in the standings for the tournament, they finished the tournament with a 699 and in fifth place. However, HPU was just merely five strokes away from taking third in the tournament.
The Sharks were led by the efforts of newcomer Carly Farthing who was consistent throughout the tournament shooting an 82 in both rounds, placing fifth for the tournament individually in the 26 player field. Farthing posted three birdies and 16 pars over the two days on the par 73 layout. Corinne Chann and Haley Hoag each showed promise, registering a round of 78.
The Sharks now travel to Utah to play at Dixie State on October 13th and 14th.
Photos courtesy of Eric Alcantara.