SEATTLE – (April 3) Seattle University hosted the SU Redhawk Invitational Monday and Tuesday as 17 schools competed in the cool and windy Chambers Bay Golf Course. Despite the tough conditions, the Redhawks’ Joe Harvie finished with an excellent third round of 67 to climb up to ninth place overall.
Harvie opened round one with a strong 72, but struggled in the worst conditions of the tournament on round two. But, he came back to shoot his best round of the tournament and took ninth place. Zack Overstreet joined Harvie with a terrific third round as well, shooting a 70 on the difficult par 71 course. As a team, the Redhawks finished in 8th place in the 17-team tournament.
“Lots of positives this week,” head coach Marc Chandonnet said. “The conditions were difficult and the pressure was on the team to compete! We know we’ve got some areas to improve in but as a group we are young competitively and we know that in due time we will get there. Especially proud of Zack and Joe and the bounce back from round two to shoot a couple of very respectable rounds. As a team we are hoping we can all take the positives out, improve some of our mistakes and prepare well for our post season opportunity.
The Redhawks will play one more tournament before heading to Kansas for the WAC Championship from April 23 through the 25. They play in the Missouri Tiger Invitational on April 9 and 10.
“I always stress to my teams that it all about the process and the more we make that our focus during the end of this season, the better chance we have to play our best,” Chandonnet concluded.