TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's and women's golf teams both demonstrated marked improvement in 2019. Each team improved its Northwest Conference Championship rankings by one spot as compared to 2018.
Junior Mac Turner led the 2019 Loggers to fifth place in the NWC Championships (April 27-28). For his efforts, turns was placed on the All-NWC Second Team for the second consecutive year. He placed 11th overall by shooting 10 over par in the NWC Championships.
Turner opened the spring season in strong fashion by placing second in the Boxer Invitational (Feb. 23-24). He shot a 69 in the first round, which was two strokes off from the Puget Sound men's record for a single round. Turner was subsequently named the Logger of the Week.
Colin Rajczak also garnered an award during the season. He was named the NWC Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week after winning the NWC North hosted by Whitman (April 7). First-year Logger Cole Albert had a big impact for the Loggers, placing top 10 in both the Boxer Invitational and Logger Invitational (March 9-10).
Kristi Koyanagi was often the top golfer for the Logger women, including in the NWC Championships where she tied for 20th overall. One of Koyanagi's best performances was the Logger Invitational, where she placed 12th overall. Onti Rosen finished two spots behind Koyanagi in Puget Sound's home event.
Senior golfer Pearl Zhu shared her international story as part of the NCAA's Division-III Week. Click HERE to read Zhu's story.