Lancer golf readies for championship

California Baptist University women’s golf team is coming to the end of the season and will compete April 18 in the Western Athletic Conference Championship in Lakewood, Wash.

Marc Machado, head coach of women’s golf, said the opponents in this tournament will be some of the toughest ones the team has faced.

“Grand Canyon University is solid. New Mexico State University is extremely solid. They are probably the favorite, and Seattle University,” Machado said. “Those are probably the top three (teams).”

Machado added that the women are at the top of their game, both mentally and physically.

Sunny Wang, senior business administration major, said wins have given the Lancers a confidence boost coming into the end of the season.

“We believe that since we won a tournament, there is no reason why we can’t win a second one,” Wang said.

The women will not be able to compete and score as a team this year. Instead, they will compete individually.

“Even though we are going to be scored as five individuals and can’t win (the WAC tournament) as a team, you’ll be able to look at the leader board and go, ‘Man, if CBU was playing…,’” Machado said. “Our hope and goal is that we’ll win it unofficially.”

Jocelyn Chee, sophomore undeclared major, said even though the women cannot win as a team, unofficially winning the conference has been their motivation throughout the year.

“Although we can’t win conference, technically, our goal for the whole year has always been to win conference score-wise,” Chee said.

Before going to the WAC championship tournament, the Lancers competed at Indiana Spring Invite on April 7-8, finishing in first place.

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