The Chapman men’s golf team finished ninth out of 14 teams at this week’s West Cup at Sierra La Verne Country Club. While Chapman struggled as a whole, junior golfer Bryan Wise was a lone bright spot for the Panthers.
Wise finished the tournament in fifth place, just two strokes off the leaders. Four players tied for first place at eight strokes over par in the three-round tournament. Wise was the sole fifth place finisher at 10 strokes over par for the tournament, though he had the best score of the day on Tuesday, with an even-par 70 in the final 18-hole round.
The Panthers will host the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference No. 2 on April 9-10 at the Anaheim Hills Golf Club. Following this, Chapman will have one more tri-match on April 13, before the conference championships on April 23-26.
Track and field
Chapman’s track and field teams had a mixed weekend at the conference’s second multi-duals at the University of Redlands. On the women’s side, freshman long jumper Courtney Justus placed first in the women’s long jump event with a winning distance of 5.4 meters, and freshman Josie Chan finished third in the women’s triple jump with a final distance of 10.71 meters.
On the men’s side, junior Mitchell Bouldin placed fourth in the men’s 100-meter dash and seventh in the 200-meter dash, with times of 10.952 and 22.31 seconds, respectively. In the men’s 800-meter run, freshman Philip Bui placed second, with a time of 2:00.42. Bouldin also finished first in men’s long jump, with a winning distance of 6.8 meters.
The track and field teams will have their next meet on April 9 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in Claremont.
The Chapman’s men’s lacrosse club team faced off against the University of Southern California April 3, defeating the Trojans 14-4, and taking its second conference win of the season. The Panthers, ranked No. 1 in the country in Division I club lacrosse, are 12-0 this season, and have already defeated seven top-25 ranked opponents.
Senior attackers Steve Koressel and Dave Appruzesse both had standout performances against the Trojans. Koressel had four goals and an assist, and Appruzesse also had four goals.
The Panthers never trailed in the game, and with patient passing and precise shooting, finished with an expectedly easy win. Chapman has three conference games left on its schedule, with its toughest challenge expected to come in the last regular season game of the season, when the Panthers will travel to No. 13 University of California, Santa Barbara.
Chapman will play its next two games at home, first on April 5 against the Claremont Colleges before a senior day matchup against Loyola Marymount University on April 9.