The Sonoma State Men’s Golf team traveled to San Francisco, to compete on Feb. 24-26 in a tournament that was hosted by the Academy of Arts.
Here, the Seawolves were forced to compete with some great competition. Some teams that made the trip as well were Western Washington University, University of California, San Diego and Concordia University.
Prior to this tournament the Seawolves have shown great success during their fall season competing in multiple tournaments. The two most recent competitions being in Waikoloa Village, Hawai’i, and Marina, California where there were great opportunities for the team to prepare for their spring tournaments. The team placed 11th out of 17 teams during the Otter Invitational hosted by CSUMB.
The following week the team then travelled to Hawaii. Here they placed at a very well respected third out of fifteen teams. These tournaments helped prepare the team for the road ahead. The team also succeeded in their first tournament of the spring coming in fourth place overall.
The Seawolves brought five of their seven team members to travel and compete. Throughout the three day tournament the competition was non-stop. Depending on the day, the individual team members would play either 18 or 36 holes a day. The team travelled back and forth from Rohnert Park to San Francisco each day.
When talking to Senior Golfer Spencer Clapp he helped explain how the tournament was scored when saying, “We take our four best scored out of five each day.” He continued saying, “The point system is all stroke”.
The group achieved second place out of fifteen teams. This placement is definitely something to be proud of considering the other great programs that attended the tournament. Another team member, Junior Devin Gregg went on to win individual medalist. This accomplishment meant that the Seawolves took care of business individually and as a team.
When talking to Senior Dexter Simonds he explained, “Overall, the performance in San Francisco was good but it left us wanting more”. The team has high hopes of succeeding and a second place finish is just shy of the teams hopes of winning a tournament later in the season.
The team’s season is far from over. When asked about goals for the rest of the season, Junior golfer Devin Gregg said, “As far as goals for the rest of the season, we want to win as many tournaments as possible...We have a special team this year with loads of talent.”
The teams next tournament is next weekend. The team will be competing in the San Diego with the goal to take first place. To follow their future tournaments visit sonomaseawolves.com.