PASADENA, Calif. – The Chapman University men's golf team took fifth to open the spring season at SCIAC #1. Senior Bryan Wise led the Panthers, finishing in fifth individually.
As a team, the Panthers finished 31-over par with a 607. Chapman had its third-best 36-hole team score in school history and finished in a tie for fifth with Redlands. Defending national champions Claremont-Mudd-Scripps won the tournament with a team score of 583 (+7).
Wise finished the two-round tournament with a 3-over par 147. He fired a 73 (+1) on the first day and finished with a 74 (+2) on Sunday. Sophomore Griffin Tso carded a 75 (+3) on both days to finish six-over par for the tournament in 13th. Freshman Brent Bjorndahl equaled Wise for Chapman's low round of the tournament with a one-over 73 on day two. He totaled a 152 (+8) to finish 18th.
Senior Chuck Pedone fired a solid 3-over 75 on day one but shot an 85 (+13) on Sunday to finish 16-over for the tournament in 38th. Junior Kyle John delivered an 83 (+11) on day two to help the Panthers team scoring but finished in 45th individually.
The Panthers finished just four strokes behind Occidental in fourth place while La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer tied for second. The Panthers host Cal Lutheran on Mar. 8 at Tustin Ranch before heading to the three-round West Cup Mar. 26-28.
by Steven Olveda
Sports Information Director