Tough competition, wind and heat did not hold back the men and women's golf teams Monday and Tuesday at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton, Mo., as both teams brought home fifth place finishes.
"The competition was pretty stiff," sophomore Tanner Christenson said. "A lot of the really good teams were there. We had to bring our 'A' game to even compete."
On the men's side, the team earned a combined score of 609.
Head coach Karen Exon was pleased with the men's performance, as they all shot in the seventies.
"It was truly superior competition, but they made good decisions and kept the ball in play," Exon said."
Exon said the men's and women's golf practices have been going strong, and their hard work is showing each day.
"We've been having really good practice sessions all fall long," Exon said. "The five (men and women) that qualified to be in this tournament have worked on their own over the summer. It's evident and has definitely paid off."
The top team is composed of freshman Zack Rockey, sophomores Christenson, P.J. Matulka and Derek Donovan and junior Michael Kahler.
The overall top scorer for the men's team was Matulka, with a 149.
The women's golf team competed hard, as well, finishing with a total score of 704.
The Baker University men's and women's golf teams will play Monday and Tuesday at Southwestern College in Winfield.