This season has been nothing less than exciting for both the men’s and women’s golf teams. The men started off their season at the UC Ferguson Invitational in Oklahoma City where Jackson Lavern shot a 209 (-9) for the whole tournament and placed second individually.
Then the men’s team, as a whole, placed second at the Siouxland Invite with an overall score of 868 after three rounds.
At their latest tournament at TPC Deer Run course, the team placed fourth out of 15 teams with an overall score of + 28 for 2 rounds. According to the team Deer Run is a “fun and beautiful” course to play on, and playing on a course that pros have played at was a “real treat.”
“The culture has been great on the team this year, which has led to good team bonding and fun van rides!” says player Kyle Christy. “Guys have a good balance of competitiveness and keeping the game of golf in perspective, that it is not all there is to life.”
The men’s team lost a lot of seniors and teammates from last year, and the team looks a lot different this year. However, the team is beginning to become more confident in preparation for the April GPAC tournament.
Head Coach, Aaron Aberson, says, “We have had some ups and downs to begin our year but overall, I’m really pleased with how the team is playing.”
For the women’s golf team this season started on a good note placing fifth out of 18 at Mount Marty. They followed with 4th place at the Siouxland Invite with a score of 665 over two rounds with Emily Hulshof placing 4th out of 88 girls with an overall score of 155.
The women’s team on September 13-14 played at Two Rivers golf course for Briar Cliff’s Lila Frommelt Invite where the team scored 679 total which earned them fifthplace out of 11 other teams.
The team’s latest tournament was in Hastings, Nebraska at the Lochland Country Club on September 25-26, where they finished in the top three. Placing in third at the Bronco Fall invite with a score of + 105 over par.
These two teams are looking to have amazing seasons this year working and demonstrating hard work and dedication both in practice and on the course.