Women's Golf Moves Up at NWC Fall Classic

Women's Golf Moves Up at NWC Fall Classic


OREGON CITY, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark women's golf team moved up from sixth place after day one of the Northwest Conference Fall Classic to conclude the tournament in fifth place overall with a 700. The Whitman Missionaries won the first of the conference's three championships with a two day total of 614. 

The Pioneers, who hosted the tournament at Stone Creek Golf Club, finished both days with a 350 giving them enough to push past Pacific Lutheran who finished in sixth. 

Claire Burke was the Pioneers top finisher with back-to-back 82's for a two day score of 164, earning her a share of 11th place. Arielle Valdez ended the tournament in 20th with a 168 (83+85), while Sofia Vigil knocked off 10 strokes on day two for a 182 (96+86). Clarisa Witherup finished with a 190 (89+101) and Abbi Rautenberg rounded out the scoring with a 193 (96+97). 

Sydney Maluenda of Geroge Fox was the individual medalist of the tournament with a 146, after shooting a 71 on day one followed by a 75 on day two. 

Maluenda and the Bruins finished the tournament in second place overall with a 634, while Willamette took home third with a 659. Whitworth concluded the tournament in fourth place (671), Linfield finished seventh (715), Pacific took home eighth (755) and Puget Sound rounded out the scoring with an 822.