MURRIETA, Calif. – The Whitworth University men's golf team faces challenging competition at the 2014 West Cup, hosted by the University of La Verne at Bear Creek Country Club March 24-25.
In the 18 team field, Whitworth will face seven teams that rank in the Top 25 of Division III this season. Five teams rank in the top eight, led by the University of Redlands, who holds the top spot in DIII. The West Cup will feature five Northwest Conference teams as Linfield, Pacific Lutheran, Lewis & Clark and Willamette join the Pirates in California.
Whitworth opened the spring season with a second place finish at the UPS Invitational at Fircrest Country Club March 8-9. The Pirates dropped their second round score by 17 strokes to turn in the lowest team round of the season to jump from third to second place. Senior Jesse Salzwedel earned medalist honors, with a second round two-under-par score of 69. Senior Stephen Plopper also finished in the top ten in the player standings.
Whitworth will be grouped with Pomona Pitzer and Occidental with tee times beginning at 9:18 a.m. on Monday, March 24.