Turner's record-setting year highlights 2017-18 golf season

Turner's record-setting year highlights 2017-18 golf season

TACOMA, Washington – Mac Turner began the 2017-18 golf season with a Puget Sound record, and he ended it with an All-Northwest Conference honor.

Competing in the first event of the year – the Pacific Lutheran Fall Invitational (Sept. 17-18, 2017) – Turner shattered the Logger men's program record for best 36-hole score. The sophomore won the event by shooting a 68 in both rounds. His 136 two-round score topped the previous record of 141, held by Matt Kitto, Matt Ristine, and Justin Benz. Turner came up one stroke shy of tying Adam Bean record for best 18-hole score (67, set in 2013). 

Turner was subsequently named the Logger Club Logger of the Week for his record-setting performance. 

The Puget Sound men's and women's golf teams closed the season by hosting the NWC Championships, April 21-22. Turner was named to the All-NWC Second Team after placing sixth overall. He shot a 76 in the first round, and made par with a 71 in the second round.

Kristy Koyanagi and Emmi Modahl often led the Logger women through the year. The former placed 19th in the NWC Championships, and the latter finished 29th.

Koyanagi finished seventh out of 30 golfers during the Pacific Lutheran Spring Invitational (March 3-4), and she was 10th out of 32 golfers in the Puget Sound Invitational (Sept. 23-24).