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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


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

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...

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

Mario Santos-Davidson, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Sports Profiles, Varsity Sports

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...

Women’s Golf focuses on post-season play

Riley Foreman

April 16, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

With low scorecards and high ambitions, the Whitman Women's Golf program is rapidly approaching a shot at the Northwest Conference league championship. So far this spring, the team has secured four top-two finishes, a number-19 national ranking and a pair of NWC Student-Athlete of the Week awards. This...

Spring golf season looks to build on fall success

Riley Foreman

March 5, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

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....

High hopes for women’s golf

High hopes for women’s golf

Julian Reed

October 9, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

The Whitman College Women's Golf team, led by senior captain Kelly Sweeney, had high hopes coming into the 2014-2015 season. After a few weeks' worth of tournaments, the team has already exceeded their expectations. As of this week, the team has won two of their three competitive tournaments. They...

Poor Conditions Lead to Shortened Tournaments for Golf Teams

Kyle Howe

April 11, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

Over the weekend, both Whitman men's and women's golf teams fought against the elements in the Spring Classic in Bremerton, Wash. The persistent rain led to unplayable conditions on the course, leading to the second day of both men's and women's tournaments to be canceled. The men finished sixth overall...

National competition within reach for women golfers

National competition within reach for women golfers

Sylvie Luiten

September 29, 2011


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

We rarely see them in action: the women's golf team is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated sports teams on campus. Last fall while at the Fall Classic, the team took fourth place  and continued its success by winning the Spring Classic. The women then placed second at the Northwest Conference...

International student athletes face challenges, find community in sports programs

International student athletes face challenges, find community in sports programs

Nick Wood

April 28, 2011


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

On top of the regular stresses of balancing academics and athletics, international student athletes face the additional burdens of both adapting to life abroad and competing in a new environment. JP Alvarez, a junior basketball player, came to Whitman with the specific intention of participating in ath...

Women’s golf finishes in second place

Tyler Hurlburt

April 28, 2011


Filed under SPORTS

Earlier this month the women's golf team made history by earning Whitman's first win at a major golf tournament. On Saturday, April 23, the women wrote themselves into the history books once again. By finishing second at the Northwest Conference Championship, the team ended its season in second place...

Women’s golf looks to the top

Women’s golf looks to the top

Tyler Hurlburt

April 7, 2011


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The Whitman College women's golf team made history on Sunday, April 3 at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic golf tournament when the young but talented women hit their way to the school's first ever victory in one of the three NWC tournament majors. The team's performance puts them in a great position...

Women’s golf team looks ahead to promising season

Women’s golf team looks ahead to promising season

lindsayfairchild

September 23, 2010


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

This year's women's golf team is off to an early, strong start. The team recently placed second in the George Fox Fall Invitational on Sept. 12--the first tournament of the season. The home team, who is ranked in the top ten in the nation, placed first.   These strong results reinforced the team's opening attitudes for the season. "[It] was pretty exciting for us," said sophomore Tate He...

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