Redlands women win first tournament

In its fifth year of existence, the University of Redlands women’s golf program notched its inaugural tournament victory in school history on Sunday with a score of 350 during the Lady Bulldog Five Match at East Valley Golf Course in Beaumont.

Redlands out-played the runners-up from Whitman College (OR) by 14 strokes.

The Bulldogs also competed against familiar foes Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (367), Occidental (415) and Pomona-Pitzer (440) during the one-round event.

Ranked eighth in Division III by Golfstat, junior Tracy Saracino led the Bulldogs with her score of 78 to finish one shot off of the leader, Occidental’s Katie Park.

Freshman Hannah Durrette supplied a solid showing of 83, while senior Kim Masunaga provided a score of 93. Freshman Siarra Waddy finished the round at 96 as the Bulldogs’ fourth contributor.

Redlands looks forward to competing in the SoCal Dutch Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday at nearby Oak Valley Country Club, beginning at 1 p.m. each day.