The Chapman men’s golf team concluded its season with the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont California, April 24-26.
As a team, the Panthers finished sixth collectively (combining the scores of the top four players on the team each day) with 912 total strokes (+48) over the three days, with their best effort coming on the final day, finishing with 295 total strokes (+7) and finishing fourth overall as a team April 26.
Individually, junior Golfer Bryan Wise shot a third-round 71 (-1) and finished tied for 10th with a final 224 (+8) after a difficult first day score of a 78 (+6).
Freshman Griffin Tso finished behind Wise tied for 18th place with a 227 (+11), though he was unable to repeat his first day score of 74 (+2) during the rest of the tournament.
Junior Chuck Pedone finished third overall for the Panthers, tying for 21st and scoring a 228 (+12). Senior Nickolas Gates finished tied for 29th with a 235 (+19), and freshmen Dallas Haun and Harrison Holetz also competed scoring 238 (+22) and 258 (+42), respectively.
The Panthers will only lose Gates next season to graduation.
The Chapman men’s and women’s tennis teams brought their seasons to a close April 30 with two matches against California Lutheran University.
The men’s tennis team (3-14, 2-5) also faced off against the University of Redlands (16-6, 5-2) April 29, losing 9-0 against the No. 15 Bulldogs. The next day, the Panthers were able to end their season on a high note, defeating Cal Lutheran (3-13, 2-5) at home 7-2.
The women’s team (2-14, 2-5) did not have the same luck, as the Panthers traveled to Cal Lutheran (12-4, 4-3) and lost 8-1.
The men’s team will lose Chris Damion, Brett Buford and Hunter Morris. The women’s team will lose Emily Frisch, Andrea Hammer, Danielle Simmons and Annie Sullivan.
Track and field
The track and field team finished its conference season April 29-30, when it competed in the conference Championships.
The women’s team finished last as a group with 10 meet points, while the men’s team finished second-to-last in eighth place with 15 points.
On the women’s side, senior Lauren Deats finished eighth in the 200-meter dash. Freshman Mia Hernandez finished 12th in both the preliminaries and the finals of the women’s 1500-meter run. Freshman Courtney Justus and sophomore Gina Pasquinelli finished 11th and 12th, respectively, in the women’s long jump.
Justus also placed eighth in the women’s triple jump, behind freshman Josie Chan, who finished sixth. In doing so, Chan broke a Chapman record with a triple jump mark of 10.85 meters, breaking the 10.73 meters record previously set by Courtney Postlethwait in 1997.
On the men’s side, freshman Philip Bui finished ninth in the 800-meter run, setting a personal-best time of 1:57.81. Junior Mitchell Bouldin finished seventh in the 100-meter dash finals. Bouldin also became the first all-conference finisher for the Panthers in the long jump, where he finished second with a personal-best jump distance of 6.93 meters.
The track team will lose seven players due to graduation, but will expect to continue its steady team growth that has been achieved in each of the last few years.