Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Women's Team Fall Recap

The women's team has shown a lot of improvement over the fall semester. We competed in three tournaments this semester finishing 7th, 11th and 5th. We expect continued improvement as the women get more comfortable implementing the swing changes we've worked on. The women are working hard on their short games because that is where the scoring happens.

Next semester we look forward to more competition as one of our sophomore returns from studying abroad. Our spring schedule looks good, playing three tournaments in Texas and two in Georgia. Look for us to play better in the Spring.

-Coach Spenkoch

Men's Team Fall Recap

Thanks for your interest in our golf program.

The men have put forth a great effort this fall. And with that effort, came good results.

In our opening tournament, our team finished third, playing well shooting 291, 290 and 285. Jonathan Alden, a senior, carded a 71, 71 and 67 and was tied for the lead at -7. He won the playoff on the first hole, securing his first collegiate title. Jonathan has played very well over his career and it was great to see him put together three great rounds.

In our final tournament, The Alamo City Classic, we won by seven shots. Our first round we shot a season low of 284 and followed that with a 292 to finish at even par. I was extremely proud of the way our guys competed despite the rain and soft course conditions on Tuesday. Ryan Barry, a sophomore, shot -4 (69 71) and finished in a three-way tie at the top. He won the playoff in dramatic fashion birdying the second and third playoff holes. It was his first collegiate victory and it was awesome to watch.

We are looking forward to improving and competing in the spring. Check back for more updates.

-Coach McConnell