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Menlo College men, women each win PCH Invitational golf titles

 
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The Menlo men's golf team made up 17 strokes on the final day of the PCH Invitational and earned the team title on a tiebreaker. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.

The Menlo College men’s golf team made up 17 strokes on the final day of the Menlo PCH Invitational tournament and had the tie-breaker to earn a tournament victory, joining the women’s team, which just kept getting better and also won the tourney title on Tuesday.

The Oaks’ women fired a 324 on the day to compile an overall 637 and won the title by 106 strokes over Hope International.

Menlo’s Catherine Batang earned medalist honors with a victory over William Jessup’s Gurman Knight on the first playoff hole. Both golfers finished with an overall score of 149 and Batang made par while Knight bogeyed the extra hole.

Batang was joined in the top 10 by teammates Julika Grosspietsch, who struggled at times but managed to finish third overall with a 161, Dasa Urbankova, who finished fourth with a 162, Franchesca Garcia, who placed fifth with a 166, and Stephanie Farouze, who was eighth with a 169.

The men did not realize how well they were playing, especially after Menlo's top golfer Fredrik Inqul was the first off the course, having shot an 80.

Things started looking a lot better as Christian Inqul came in with a 68. Fredrik Mangset followed with a 71, and both Jacob Flogstad and Jayrick Joseph shot rounds of 75 and suddenly Menlo was tied with William Jessup.

The Oaks won the tie-breaker on Fredrik Inqul’s 80, which was better than the Warriors’ sixth player.

Menlo returns to action on February 3-4 at the Pasadena Golf Invitational at Angeles National Golf Course in Sunland.

— Menlo Athletics

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