Portland State’s 2021 golf season will likely be like most pandemic-influenced issues; stripped down. However the Vikings will take advantage of their abbreviated two-month schedule starting this weekend with a twin match towards George Fox College.
The Vikings and Bruins will meet in a two-day, six-player match at Willamette Valley Nation Membership in Canby, OR. Although an NCAA III member, George Fox will present formidable opposition. The Bruins are ranked fourth within the nation on the NCAA III stage. They’ve received 10 straight Northwest Convention titles, and been within the high 10 within the nation in 9 of the previous 10 seasons.
Gamers will likely be paired in head-to-head matches between the groups.
Following PSU’s open twin match the Vikings could have three tournaments and one other twin main as much as the Massive Sky Championship.
GEORGE FOX-PORTLAND STATE INDIVIDUAL MATCH
Date: March 6-7
Course: Willamette Valley Nation Membership, Canby, OR
Par/Yardage: 72/5,974 yards
Play: 18 holes every day with tee occasions starting at 1:04 p.m.
Dwell scoring: www.golfstat.com
SPRING 2021 PREVIEW
PSU returns a veteran squad that features a pair of star seniors in Jasmine Cabajar and Valerie Hernandez, who’ve returned for a fifth yr as granted by the NCAA after final season’s schedule was reduce quick resulting from COVID-19.
These two will lead a deeper squad throughout the spring 2021 season. Hernandez had a 74.17 scoring common final yr earlier than play was halted. Cabajar was at 74.58 strokes per spherical. They’re each three-time All-Massive Sky honorees.
Sadly, junior Windy Huang (77.58) won’t be able to play within the spring resulting from damage. Nonetheless, junior McKenna Maser (previously Vanko, 78.53) and freshman Katie Harris (78.83) each return, as does junior Iliana Telles. The Vikings have added three excellent freshmen in Mariana Garcia Rosette, Mari Nakamura and Franca Polla. Telles and Nakamura have opted out of competitors this spring, and together with Huang’s absence leaves the Vikings with six accessible rivals.
Like most colleges, Portland State has been experiencing distance studying all through the 2020-21 tutorial yr. Consequently, the golf program student-athletes didn’t return to campus till mid-February. Head Coach Kailin Downs, now in her eighth season, arrange a quick, however busy two-month schedule. The Vikings will compete in Oregon, Hawai’i, Arizona and California over that span.
Hernandez (75.02 profession scoring common) and Cabajar (75.07) rank amongst PSU’s all-time high 5 in scoring and rounds performed. They’ll present an important mannequin for the youthful gamers. Maser and Harris at the moment are veterans on the Viking staff and will see enchancment of their video games. Garcia Rosette and Polla will battle these two for beginning spots come event time.
Portland State was picked fourth within the Massive Sky Convention preseason ballot, receiving one first place vote. PSU was fourth in 2019 and third the earlier two seasons.
This yr, the Vikings have the distinction of internet hosting the Massive Sky Championship. It takes place Apr. 19-21 at Arrowhead Golf Course in Molalla, OR and marks the primary time the Massive Sky Championship will likely be held within the state of Oregon.
SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE
Mar. 6-7, George Fox Particular person Match, Willamette Valley CC, Canby, OR
Mar. 22-24, Maui Invitational, Ka’anapali Royal Golf Course, Maui, HI
Apr. 5-6, Wyoming Cowgirl Traditional, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa, AZ
Apr. 7, Montana State Twin, Estrella Golf Membership, Goodyear, AZ
Apr. 12-13, Fresno State Traditional, Copper River Nation Membership, Fresno, CA
Apr. 19-21, Massive Sky Convention Championship, Arrowhead Golf Membership, Mollala, OR
Portland State is a seven-time Massive Sky Convention Champion, profitable titles in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011 and in 2014 beneath present Head Coach Kailin Downs.