The Pacific University golf teams look to improve this season by relying on experienced players, key transfers and well rounded freshmen. After an un-ideal last place finish for the men’s team and a sixth place finish for the women last year, the Boxer golf team has put the pieces together to obtain success.
“We have a good group players returning and we feel we have a solid group of freshman, along with a junior college transfer to round out our team and improve immensely compared to last years outcome,” head golf coach Richard Warren said.
Warren said the team’s success is going to rely heavily on team chemistry and unity.
“We must all be of one mind and that’s to be a better team and to be great teammates,” Warren said.
Warren believes if the teams can unify and focus on a common goal, they will be able to improve on their short games and overall course management. With goals of improvement and team chemistry, the men and women golf teams are going to need strong leaders to carry them through the new season.
For the men’s team, Warren is looking for senior Luke Olson and sophomore Braden Ash to stand out
and lead the team. For the women, Warren stated the team will need great seasons from sophomores Briana Finau and Jessica Braun.
New players to watch for the men are junior Mitchell Cummins and freshmen Zac Rodriguez and Christian Agullana. For the women, freshmen Hannah Thornburg and Morgan Couch are looking to make an impact in their first seasons as Boxers.
The team will get their first shot to test their potential for a two day tournament starting Saturday September 17 at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational in DuPont, Wash.