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Golf - Tue, Oct. 18, 2016 - posted by Seth Preuss
Allison Weiderman strokes a shot to the green - Photo courtesy of Embry-Riddle (AZ) Sports Information
Allison Weiderman strokes a shot to the green - Photo courtesy of Embry-Riddle (AZ) Sports Information

PRESCOTT, AZ – Hope International sent its men and women to the 2016 Embry-Riddle Co-Ed Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 17 & 18. Allison Weiderman (SO/Las Vegas, NV) and Clarence DeVera (JR/Long Beach, CA) led for their respective teams in the Royals' second tournaments of the year as each team placed fifth out of eight.

Weiderman posted a first round score of 86, shot an 85 in the second trip around the links, and shaved eight strokes off between rounds two and three before finishing the third round with a 77 – in all, Weiderman turned in a final card of 248 at 32 over par in 12th.

Meghan Kenny (SO/Carlsbad, CA) shot rounds of 92, 96, and 90 for a final card of 278 at 62 over par – Kenny was the second-best golfer for HIU and placed 24th of 43 golfers. The Royals got identical finishes from Koko Terada (SO/Gardnerville, NV) and Ellie Turner (FR/Twin Lakes, WI) in a draw for 34th as the final finishers for HIU. Terada shot rounds of 99, 96, and 95 in a show of small but steady improvement while Turner shot 106, 92, and 92 – both golfers ended the tournament at 74 over par after three rounds.

DeVera hovered near par in rounds one and two with scores of 75 and 74 before falling off the pace in the final round with a 78 – DeVera ended the three-round tournament in seventh overall with a card of 227 at 11 over par, seven strokes out of first place.

Justin Cosca (JR/Buena Park, CA) was the second-best golfer for the HIU men and finished in 18th with rounds of 81, 77, and 77, totaling up to 235 at 19 strokes over par. Jeffrey Holsman (SO/Moreno Valley, CA) was just off the pace set by Cosca and shot rounds of 81, 79, and 77 for a final card of 237 in a tie for 20th out of 45 golfers.

Erick Liscio (JR/Temecula, CA) shot rounds of 83, 74, and 82 for a final card of 239 in a tie for 24th – Liscio, Holsman, and Cosca all finished within four strokes of each other in the middle of the pack. Chris Feltman (FR/Fountain Valley, CA) shot rounds of 87, 91, and 87 in his first collegiate tournament for a final card of 265 at 49 over par in 42nd.

Both squads for the Royals will have another tournament in just a week's time at the CSU San Marcos Fall Classic – the men will compete in a three-round tournament at the Vista Valley Country Club while the women will make two trips around the links at the Twin Oaks Golf Course. The women will be playing the final tournament of their fall schedule while the men have one more after the CSUSM tourney at Arizona Christian.