Redlands 847, Menlo 860
Date of competition: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
It was another stellar weekend of golf for Menlo College, which continues to set records during the young season.
This weekend, at the Marymount Fall Invite at Tahquitz Creek Golf Course, the Oaks set school records in each round, leading to a second overall finish (285, 285, 290). The back-to-back under-par 285 serves as the best consecutive rounds in program history as the Oaks finished -4 for the tournament. Sophomore Fredrik Ingul had a stellar tournament, finishing second overall with a 6-under 210.
Ingul came out of the gate on fire and never looked back. The Norway native began the tournament with a four-under 68 in Monday's first round and followed that with a strong showing before the round was stopped due to darkness with two holes remaining.
The round was completed Tuesday morning and it resulted in a under-par 71 for Ingul. He concluded the final round of the tournament on Tuesday with his third under-par round (71) to pace the Oaks and claim second place as an individual.
Fredrik’s first-round 68 ties teammate Colin Casey for the lowest round of the season.
A highlight of the day for Fredrik came on the 18th hole of the day, a 165-yard par three. A smooth 7-iron left Ingul with a nine-foot birdie putt for solo second place which he promptly buried.
Christian Ingul also had a stellar tournament featuring three under-par rounds. Christian shot 71 in the first round followed by a 70 in round two and a 71 to close things out. His first round score could have been sub-70 had it not been for a mysteriously lost ball after hitting it down the right-center of the fairway. He still put together a great round, and tournament, and finished fifth overall. It marked the first collegiate tournament with three under-par rounds for both Ingul brothers.
Casey boasted the only other under-par round for the Oaks and did so with a nice turnaround from round one to round two. Casey shot 76 to begin the tournament on Monday then improved by five strokes for a one-under 71. The slow greens initially led to trouble for Casey but he grinded through the challenges and steadily improved throughout the tournament. He wrapped up his tournament with a 73 on Tuesday to help the team to its second place finish, finishing T-19th.
Te Shu Kung and Tom Field each contributed three-consecutive rounds in the 70s to round out a phenomenal team effort form the Oaks. Field was competing in his first tournament as an Oak and shot 74, 75, 77 good for 38th while Kung was a tick better at 72, 73, 75 tying Casey for 19th.
The University of the Redlands won the tournament. Redlands shot 288 in the first round then consistently got better shooting 283 and an impressive 13-under 276 to run away with first place. Redlands finished 847 as a team followed by Menlo’s 860 and University of LaVerne’s 863. The Oaks outpaced fellow GSAC teams The Master’s University (869), Arizona Christian (874) and Hope International (959). Redlands’ Jake Hollander won individual honors with a -15 201 (66,68,67).
The Oaks return to action next week when they host the Pacific Coast Highway Invitational at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.
posted by Rick Eymer on Oct 24, 2018 at 1:25 am
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