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Golf Exceeds Expectations

Golf Exceeds Expectations

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018

This spring, both the men’s and women’s golf teams performed above and beyond expectations. The men’s team was predicted to finish eighth going into the season, however, after a strong two-day campaign in the Northwest Conference Tournament in which they finished sixth, finished seventh for the...

Women’s Golf Climbs the Rankings

Women's Golf Climbs the Rankings

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018

On March 16 to 18, the women’s golf team travelled across the country to compete in the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational. Hosted by Oglethorpe University, the tournament took place at the Indian Mounds Golf Course in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Shiyang Fan and Phoebe Nguyen both performed well; Nguyen...

Are Athletes Missing Out on Social Life?

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

The average weekday for an in-season athlete at Whitman might consist of a morning workout, followed by class, a quick lunch with teammates, practice for 3 or more hours, dinner at Reid and then a study session in the library (again with teammates). On the weekends, athletes are either busy with competi...

Phoebe Nguyen Named NWC Student Athlete of the Week

Senior Phoebe Nguyen training at a post season womens golf workout

Wil Kotnik, Sports Writer

November 2, 2017

The fall season has been wildly successful for senior Phoebe Nguyen on the women’s golf team. This success reached a culmination at the North West Conference Women’s Fall Classic. She gained as big a lead as eight strokes, but ultimately settled the win by two strokes. Nguyen’s excellent play secu...

Women’s Golf Starts Season Strong

Phoebe Nguyen, senior, captain of the women's golf team. Photo archived. Photo by Natalie Mutter

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

October 10, 2017

The Whitman women’s golf team started the year with high hopes after finishing ranked in the top 10 each of the last two seasons. With only Lou Points graduating from last year’s squad, the team began the season hoping to continue the recent run of success. “This team has the opportunity to be ...

Quiet Powerhouse: Women’s Golf Ready to Take On the Nation

Quiet Powerhouse: Women's Golf Ready to Take On the Nation

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2017

Despite little coverage on campus, the Whitman women’s golf team is confident, elite, and geared for a NCAA Division III Championship run in Houston this May. A third place finish at the competitive DIII National Preview Tournament in early March followed by match wins in Hawaii and a first place fin...

Whitman Women’s Golf Ranked #2 in the Country

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter

November 3, 2016

Two weeks ago at the 2016 Whitworth Invitational, the Whitman women’s golf team dominated their NWC competition, earning themselves the No.2 spot in the nation within Division III varsity golf. Heading into the tournament, Whitman sat at a No. 8 standing, which was quickly altered with the stellar pe...

Freshman Golfer Shiyang Fan Cards School Record 70, Wins Whitman Invitational

Mario Santos-Davidson, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2015

In her second ever collegiate tournament, Shiyang Fan set a school record by scoring a two under par 70 in the first round at the Whitman Women’s Invitational on Sept. 26. She followed that up with a 78 in Sunday’s second round, enough to win by three strokes over sophomore teammate Phoebe Nguyen. With...

Nguyen making major contributions to Whitman women’s golf team

Nguyen making major contributions to Whitman women's golf team

Alden Glass, Sports Reporter

September 27, 2015

On Sept. 12-13, the Whitman Women’s Golf team won their first tournament of the year at the Pacific Lutheran University Invitational. After two grueling days of competition, Whitman emerged as the winner by a mere two strokes over rival Whitworth University. The Whitman team stated its high ambitions...

Spring golf season looks to build on fall success

Riley Foreman

March 5, 2015

If good things come in small packages, then the Whitman women's golf program is not just good, but it's great. The team is comprised of one senior, one junior, one sophomore and two first-years, all of whom will resume play this month after placing in the top two in four consecutive fall tournaments....

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