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Men's Golf does well

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The BYU-Hawaii men’s golf team got their 2015 season off on the right foot as they finished 1st place in the BYU-Hawaii Tri Match Feb. 4 at Turtle Bay. Team captains Federico Clausen and Inoka Kahawaii led the Seasiders, who beat out inner-state rivals Hawaii Pacific University and Chaminade University. The Seasiders finished 22-over-par 310 to cap of a 35-stroke victory.The Seasiders are coming off a successful 2014 Fall Season where they finished 1st in three tournaments and 3rd in the Sonoma State Invitational. “We are going to use the experience we got in the Fall to better handle the situations we will face this Spring Season,” said sophomore Remington Schultz, a business management major from Salt Lake City, Utah.Talking about the good season they had in the fall and hope to continue now during Winter Semester with their players, Kahawaii, an interdisciplinary studies major from Laie, said, “This year’s team is the best we have ever had. We have a lot of great golfers on the team this year and we all can shoot low.” The Seasiders are hoping this talent translates to some success within the conference this season. “We are trying to win a conference event and establish a consistent team that we can count on in every event,” said Schultz. The Seasiders will travel to Kauai on Feb. 18 to participate in the John Burns Tournament, where they will face some heavy competition. Also participating in the tournament are a number of NCAA Division I teams including BYU in Provo, UH-Manoa, Arizona, Texas and others. The teams will face off in the three-day tournament. “We are all excited and a little nervous,” said Clausen, a sophomore studying finance from Colombia. “Sometimes we wish that we could have more opportunities to play tournaments like this more often. Hopefully we will be able to control our nerves and play the best we can.”Uploaded Feb. 19, 2015.
Writer: Matthew Roberts