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Men’s golf finishes 3rd at Baker Invitational

Cole Briggs hits a putt for birdie on the 3rd hole. Briggs recorded an 80 during round one of the Baker Invitational at Eagle Bend golf course in Lawrence.

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

October 24, 2018

The men's golf team entered their last tournament with a strong finish at the Baker Invitational. The Wildcats had great performances from Juniors Payton Ruder and Dawson Dykes helping the Wildcats finish 3rd at the Baker Invitational on Oct. 17-18. The Wildcats would post a team score of 629, falling...

Mitchell breaks school record in opening invitational

Senior Samantha Mitchell executes a practice swing before teeing off. Mitchell broke the women's golf school record for the lowest round, one below par.

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

October 15, 2018

“I knew I was piecing together a good round so I kept telling myself ‘you don’t know what you’re capable of until you do it.” These were the thoughts going through senior Samantha Mitchell’s mind as she put together a round of 71, one under par, to become the women’s golf school record...

Men’s golf finishes sixth in the Heart

Senior Riley Kemmer watches closely as he finishes a chip shot during the Baker Spring Invitational at Eagle Bend Golf Course on April 19. Kemmer tied for second place with rounds of 76, 75 and 72, just one stroke above the tournament champion.

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018

The men’s golf team rounded out the spring season on Tuesday taking sixth at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship. The Wildcats traveled to Galena, Illinois to take on eight other teams, and finished with a final score of 946. William Penn finished on top with a score of 914. Se...

Mitchell, Wildcats take first place

Junior Annie Raybourn keeps her eye focused on the ball during her backswing. Raybourn tied for ninth at the Graceland Spring Invitational.

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018

The women’s golf team brought home first place in the first tournament of the season at the Graceland Spring Invitational on March 24. Baker finished with 733 team points, ahead of second place Waldorf University by just two points. Junior Samantha Mitchell took first place out of 31 golfers individually with r...

Women’s golf ready for Heart Tourney

Freshman Annie Raybourn watches her tee shot on a par-3 hole at the Baker Spring Invitational on April 11. Image by Alex Fortuna.

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

May 5, 2017

After the Baker men’s golf team ended its season Tuesday with an eighth-place finish in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament, head coach Karen Exon and the women’s team look ahead to their own tournament, which will start Monday in Oskaloosa, Iowa. “I would be disappointed if...

Golf takes second, eighth at Kansas Wesleyan

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

The Baker men’s and women’s golf teams made the trip to the Saline Country Club to compete in the Kansas Wesleyan Fall Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. The men’s team finished eighth out of 14 teams, and the women’s team finished second out of the five teams competing. Standout performances...

Men’s golf finishes seventh at Heart tournament

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 12, 2016

The Baker men’s golf team finished its season in seventh place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 9-10. Junior Christian Bickley tied for 23rd and was the highest Wildcat finisher. Bickley was closely followed by...

Women’s golf takes third at Heart championship

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

May 4, 2016

The women’s golf team finished its postseason in an unfamiliar fashion this year compared to the past three years. The Wildcats took third at the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship on Tuesday at Table Creek Golf Course in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Baker’s two-day total team score was...

Mateer, women’s golf finish regular season with win

Story by Jenna

April 30, 2016

As her final collegiate golf season begins to wind down, senior Lindsey Mateer looks to close out her collegiate career at the top, yet again. Mateer has experienced success on the team side as well as individual honors during her time at Baker. The women’s team has won the Heart of America Athlet...

Men’s golf team prepares for final month

Story by Levi, Writer

April 24, 2016

The Baker University men’s golf team is well into its spring schedule and has been seeing some success lately. Last week, the Wildcats finished a tournament hosted by Central Methodist University at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville, Missouri. So far this season, junior Christian Bickley and senior...

Golfers open spring season

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 29, 2016

The spring season for the Baker University golf teams began at the Graceland Invitational at Mozingo Lake Golf Course in Maryville, Missouri, on March 25-26. Out of the 14 men’s teams, Baker placed 11th, and out of the seven women’s teams, Baker tied for second. The course saw less-than=perfect...

Golf teams ready for spring competition

Golf teams ready for spring competition

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 25, 2016

With the addition of William Penn University and Grand View University to the Heart conference, Baker’s golf teams have stronger competition heading into the spring 2016 schedule. “We’re pretty much neck-and-neck with Grand View, and they are new to our conference.” senior Lindsay Mateer said....