Sophomore Hannah Jugar shot 67 at Olivas Links Golf Club in faraway Ventura, marking a return to athletic play by University of Redlands golfers last weekend.
The Lady Bulldogs, ranked No. 6 nationally, had the five lowest scorecards — Malia Kiger (71), Annie Hay and Gabi Kiger (both 73) with Kendall Nicholson (74) in a 20-shot win over host California Lutheran University.
It was, said longtime Director of Athletics Jeff Martinez, “a first for our golf programs, traveling by bus as opposed to the typical pre-COVID 15-passenger van.”
For the first time in 358 days, Martinez noted, “the Maroon & Gray will have been worn in competition. It is soooooo good to be back at it.”
There is more to come from the local university’s athletic program, part of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
As of Monday, there were only a limited number of athletic events planned — men’s and women’s golf, plus women’s tennis.
On Redlands’ website, a photo depicting the school’s women’s soccer team in workouts — masked players on the field — was highlighted.