GOLF: Teams open season with tournament play

By NICK MEYERS

Men feel heat in Sun City

Pima Community College men’s golf team came in behind five other teams at the Glendale Invitational Feb. 20- 21.

The Aztecs performed consistently over the weekend, with two-day totals ranging from 149 to 151 and one-day totals from 74 to 76.

Freshman Gabe Borboa lead the Aztecs with a score 5-over par at 149, which tied him for 13th individually.

Following the tournament, the Aztecs are fifth in conference standings, yet Coach Clark Rustand is optimistic about the improvement of the players on the team.

“We are close to playing really good golf, unfortunately we’re just making a few too many correctable mistakes that prevent us from competing,” Rustand said. “I’m happy where we are and where we are going, we just need to tighten down a bit.”

The Aztecs’ next opportunity comes at home with the Pima Invitational March 3-4 at Silverbell Golf Course. The action begins at 8:30 a.m. both days.

Women take second at Paradise Valley

Pima Community College women’s golf team took second place in the Paradise Valley Invitational on Feb 25.

Sophomore Josie Trapnell finished in seventh place, one spot shy of the medals.

PCC is now ranked second overall behind Mesa Community College.

Pima also finished second against six teams while hosting the first tournament of the season Feb. 10-11.

The Aztecs finished the two-day tournament at Silverbell Golf Course with a two-day score of 709. The team had a 9-stroke improvement on the second day, from 359 to 350.

Trapnell took 10th place with a total of 170. She trailed first place by 20 strokes and was five strokes away from taking home a medal.

Freshman Marta Felix improved five strokes from 88 to 83 for a total of 171. She finished 11th individually.

Sophomore Brittney Makar tied for 14th individually with a score of 179, while freshman Paige Valles finished 17th with a total of 189.

The Aztecs will next compete during the Scottsdale Invitational at the Hillcrest Golf Course on March 9-10.

 

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