Menlo Men, Women Claim PCH Titles

Menlo College’s Men’s and Women’s teams each won their divisions in the PCH Invitational at Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel-by-the-Sea. 

The Oaks’ men, who won the Jessup Golf Invitational last month, posted a score of 300-300—600, 32-over-par, to win by six strokes over Oregon Tech, which finished at 303-303—606 to tie for second with Hope International, which wound up at 307-299—606. 

Providence Christian was fourth at 311-301—612, followed by Westmont College at 302-311—613, Simpson University at 310-319—629, William Jessup at 313-329—642 and Vanguard University at 327-327—654.  

Carter Anderson of Hope International claimed the men’s individual title with a score of 74-70—144, 2-over, followed by Nicholas Chavez of Providence Christian at 75-73—148, while Jacob Flogstad of Menlo shot 75-74—149 to tie for third with Andy Knight of Westmont, who finished at 72-77—149. 

Christian Ingul of Menlo totaled 76-74—150 to tie for fifth with Oaks teammate Nic Guy-Landry (73-77—150), Zach Malina of Oregon Tech (75-75—150), Ben Bernard of Hope International (74-76—150). 

Hunter Eberhardt of Oregon Tech was ninth at 74-77—151, while Mayson Tibbs of Oregon Tech posted a score of 77-75—152 to tie for 10th with Trey Kirschner of Providence Christian, who also totaled 77-75—152, and Mason Mancasola of Westmont, who came in at 76-76—152.  

Rounding out the scoring for team champion Menlo were Anders Baumann in a tie for 13th at 76-77—153 and Fredrik Ingul in a tie for 23rd at 83-75—158. 

Menlo’s women, who also won at the Jessup Golf Invitational, claimed the team title this time with a score of 315-315—630, 62-over-par, followed by Oregon Tech at 325-318—643, Westmont at 347-347—694, Hope International at 354-361—715, and William Jessup at 383-358—741. 

Catharine Batang of Menlo, a junior from South San Francisco, took home the PCH individual title for the second straight year by carding a score of 71-77—148, followed by Gurman Knight of William Jessup at 77-73—150, Dasa Urbanka of Menlo at 77-77—154, while Ashley Zhu of Oregon Tech shot 79-76—155 to tie for fourth with Payton Cannon of Oregon Tech, who finished at 74-81—155. 

Maiya Baker of Oregon Tech was sixth at 85-74—159, followed by Holly Obermuller of Menlo at 83-77—160, Denise Litonjua of Providence Christian at 85-77—162, Kat Bevill of Westmont at 83-84—167, and Kaitlyn Robinson of Providence Christian at 89-81—170. 

Rounding out the scoring for team champion Menlo were Arianna Chan, who totaled 90-84—174 and wound up in a tie for 14th that included Oaks teammate Franchesca Garcia, who finished at 84-90—174. 

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