The Chapman men’s golf team placed ninth at the three-day California State Intercollegiate tournament Sept. 20-23.
La Verne hosted the tournament at Diamond Valley Golf Club, where Chapman received a score of 917 over the three days, 69 shots behind tournament winner, California State University, San Marcos.
Sophomore Bryan Wise led the team and tied for 28th, shooting 10 over par, with an overall score of 226. Wise started with a score of 73 the first day, which was good for one above par, but his scores faltered the last two days of the tournament.
Placing second on the team and tying for 31st overall was senior Kent Paisley. Paisley’s scores stayed steady over the three days, scoring a 76, 77 and 75, totaling 228 for the tournament.
“The team did a great job of hanging in. We improved each round, despite having tougher pin locations than the first day,” Paisley said. “Though 311 is too high a number for what this team wants to accomplish, we know that we can improve and play better at the end of a tournament, rather than the beginning.”
While the Panthers finished behind fellow Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) participants, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, La Verne and Cal Lutheran, by 50, 36 and 11 points, respectively, they did beat SCIAC rival, Occidental College. Occidental placed 11th, with Chapman beating them by three points. Chapman scored a 311 on the first day, which prevented them from placing higher, despite their score improving to 305 score on the second day and finishing the third day with a score of 301.
Chapman finished 53 above par, while winner, San Marcos, finished 18 under par. This was the Panthers’ last scheduled tournament for the fall, finishing fifth overall in the SCIAC standings, with a regular season score of 1,210, and a total score of 2,174 for the season.