SANTA CLARITA, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Golf team closed out The Master's University Invitational with a ninth place finish after playing three rounds from Monday to Tuesday afternoon. Conor Rooney was the highest finisher among the Sagehens, tying for fifth on the individual leaderboard at 216, stroking at even.
The Sagehens scored 943 collectively, going +79 at the Sand Canyon Country Club course. The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags took first at 885, going +21, while host The Master's University finished runner-up at 897. The University of Redlands finished in third at 898.
Round 1 did not fare kindly for the Sagehens as the team shot a collective 320 to take eighth place. However, Conor Rooney performed exceptionally on his end, knocking two birdies in the back nine to finish in 72 strokes and tied for third on the individual leader board.
The second round produced similar results as the Hens dropped to ninth after shooting 321. Rooney shot 74 to remain in the top-5 on the individual leaderboard and Owen Rosebeck shot 7-over to post up 79 in the second round.
The Sagehens played their best golf in the final round, scoring 302, the sixth-lowest score in that round. Rooney played his best round of the tournament, going two-under with a score of 70. Thomas Verigin also impressed in round 3, shooting a 76 (+4) while Owen Rosebeck improved to 75 (+5). Sam Sawyers shot a 79 (+7) in the final round and Jack Carrigan finished with an 86 (+14).
Up Next: The Sagehens will compete next in the Desert Classic held at Royal Links Golf Course on Saturday, March 3 at 8 a.m.