The Pacific University golf teams’ end to the fall season has revealed a glimmer of hope for future team and individual success. Though both the men’s and women’s golf teams were unable to finish in the top tier levels of the conference, Richard Warren, head golf coach, said the experience gained from the fall season will have a positive impact on the team moving forward.
“I think the fall season went well,” Warren said. “We got everyone a chance to play and had a lot of players that improved their play.”
Warren is pleased with how quickly new players are improving and how well they are adapting to college level play. For the men’s golf team, Warren identified freshmen Zach Rodriguez as a key contributor to the team’s success, as he tied for 23 place among 45 other golfers in the Northwest Conference Championship in October. Warren was also pleased with the performance of sophomore Jessica Braun who tied for 28 at the Championship.
“Everyone was a key contributor to this season, as it’s a team effort,” Warren said. “Our top players did what they needed to do for the team and everyone else filled their roles.”
Warren believes this year’s team is stronger and more focused than past years.
“The team’s future success will rely on continued improvement,” Warren said. “And a belief in how good we are as individual players and as a team.”
With the men’s team finishing sixth, and the women’s team finishing fifth, in the fall championships, the Boxers will need to continue to play poised and confident with their youthful team in the future.
The golf teams are now out of season until spring and schedules for next season are expected to be announced during the winter months.