KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Kyla Currie and Deana Caruso collected top-10 finishes in the 2023-24 season opening Oregon Tech Fall Invitational at the Running Y Ranch golf course. Their days helped the No. 25 Warrior women place third overall, while the No. 20 men finished fourth as a team.
Currie collected birdies on Nos. 1,2 and 13 in her second round en route to shooting a 39 on both the front and back nines for the second straight day to finish in ninth. Deana Caruso improved by six-strokes from Monday to finish in a tie for 10th place.
“Deana and Kyla stepped up today to have two leading rounds for the women,” Head Coach Zach Anderson said. “There were bright spots from all five that we can build from.”
The Warrior women shot two strokes better than they did on Monday, but finished the tournament in third place. Oregon Tech finished 25-strokes ahead of LC State. No. 1 British Columbia once again ran away with a Cascade Conference tournament. The Thunderbirds collected the top four places and won by 41-strokes.
Juan Pablo Quisoboni bounced back from a rough second round to shoot a 1-over 73 to finish one stroke out of a top-10 finish. Oscar Behle shot a third consecutive round of 75 to finish in a tie for 13th alongside teammate Alex Navarro.
The Warrior men finished the first tournament of the season in fourth place, 56-strokes behind defending national champion British Columbia.
“The guys struggled mightily,” Anderson said. “Juan battled and turned in a solid round. Oscar played well the whole event, minus a few bad holes. We will take
Team scores – 1, British Columbia 281–841. 2, Oregon Tech 282–878. 3, Southern Oregon 298–884. 4, LC State 300–897. 5, College of Idaho 301–906. 6, Corban, 304–933. 7, Multnomah 308–945. 8, Walla Walla 308–947. 9, Bushnell 327–960.
Individual leaders – Mackenzie Bickell, British Columbia 70–207. Dylan Macdonald, British Columbia 70–207.
LC State – T11, Juan Pablo Quisoboni 73-222. T13, Oscar Behle 75-225. T13, Alex Navarro 77-225. T16, Bryden Brown 76-226. T20, Owen Pearson 76-229.
Team scores – 1, British Columbia 282-578. 2, Oregon Tech 306-619. 3, LC State 321-644. 4, Southern Oregon 338-753. 5, Walla Walla 366-756. 6, Corban 403-850.
Individual leaders – Una Chou, British Columbia 66-141.
LC State – 9, Kyla Currie 78-156. T10, Deana Caruso 76-158. T15, Natalia Gomez 85-165. T15 Dallis Shockey 82-165. T19, Chase Caruso 86-169.