by Joyce Chu
To complete their spring season, the women's golf team at Dominican University placed fifth at the PacWest WG Championship hosted by Dixie State. At Sunnybrook Golf course in St. George, Utah, the team scored a total of 962 for three rounds: first round 330, second round 311 and third round 321.
The team has managed to work together to achieve a much higher standing than their previous two championships where they were seventh and eighth place. Playing against teams like Point Loma who placed fourth, Dominican wasn’t too far off considering that they were only three strokes behind them at the first two rounds. At the end of three rounds, they managed to steal fifth place from Hawaii Pacific by more than 50 strokes.
Isabelle Salcedo, a junior nursing major shot a total of 251 and finished in 26th place, "We did the best in all three years I’ve been on the team.”
Madeleine Bong, a freshman biology major finished with an outstanding score of 225 which landed her fifth place. With the help of six birdies, she posted Dominicans’ three best scores. She said, “We couldn’t have done it without the support of our coaches. It was a good way to bond and get ready for the next season.”
Christabelle Kim, a freshman biology major finished the three rounds tied for 21st place shooting a total of 246. She said, “The team did really well under Coach Nelson’s coaching. We played our best and our hard work payed off.”
Corrine Ow, a junior biology major shot a total of 247 and finished in 23rd place.
Alison Hunt, a sophomore occupational therapy major finished in 24th place with the score of 249.
Overall, the women’s golf team has kept their score very consistent in the low 80s and has improved compared to the previous years. In the last two seasons, their average score was 96.6, but with hard work and dedication, they successfully lowered that average to a 81.2.