Midseason roundup: Women’s golf

The women’s golf team is shooting well as they near the halfway point this season; they have finished above fifth place in every tournament thus far.

In their second invite, the team shot 300 (+12)—a school record at the Western New Mexico Invitational.

About three weeks later, the Sea Lions took second place out of 12 teams, as senior Alyssa Orito posted a 153 and shot a 76 in the final round—good for a seventh place finish out of 60 players in the Dixie State Invitational.

Before the start of the season, Orito said getting to nationals was a stretch, but now she says the team is on the right track.

“Although seeing where everyone’s at and how dedicated everyone is to achieving that goal – not only as an individual but as a team – it’s encouraging, because we’ve seen the competition we have to beat in order to get to nationals, and we think we can do it if everyone stays focused,” Orito said.

This marks the first year the team has achieved a top 25 ranking. Head Coach Jacqui McSorley said the team has progressed well, but she said this team has potential to end the year even stronger than they started.

“We’re getting there, as any golfer knows you can always get better,” McSorley said. “So we’ve left shots out there; I think that’s the exciting part. They’ve seen that they have been playing well, but they can still improve.”

The Sea Lions look to carry their momentum into the Cal State San Marcos Invitational today at the Twin Oaks Valley Golf Course.