INDIO, Calif. – The Whittier College Women's Golf team, currently ranked No. 17 in the Division III National Polls had a tough trip out to the Desert over the weekend during the OGIO Bulldog Classic placing 7th overall with a two round total of 649.
The Purple & Gold shot rounds of 324-325, which was good enough to beat Transylvania University (8th – 653), La Verne (9th – 712), Wisconsin-River Falls (10th – 725), Soka University (11th – 680), and Life Pacific (12th – 993).
Junior Taylor Beckwith (Turlock, Calif.), who is coming off recognition as the SCIAC Women's Golfer Athlete of the Week again led the Poets finishing 2nd overall in the field shooting rounds of 74-73 (+3). She improved three spots after Day 1 competition, following a +1 round.
Kamryn Marie Garcia (La Mirada, Calif.) was consistent over her two rounds going 81-80, which put her in a tie for 28th.
Freshman Natalie Gonzalez (Norwalk, Calif.) was the third finisher for the Poets taking 38th posting an 84-83. The surprise was senior Madison Crimi-Demichele (San Jose, Calif.) who dropped four spots into 44th after an 85-89.
Jessica Zona (Temecula, Calif.) was the last to score coming in 47th. She too dropped four spots with an 86-92.
Whittier has wrapped up their non-conference schedule and now sets their sights on SCIAC No.2, which will be at the beginning of April on the 6-7. It will be hosted by Cal Lutheran University at Olivas Links Golf Club.