Men’s Golf Is Put on Hold

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Matt Contley  playing golf

Matt Contley playing golf

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Matt Contley playing golf

Arnesha Barlow, Associate Editor

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On October, 16th The GSU’s Men’s Golf Team played at the NAIA Preview. They started off the opening round with a score of 320. Matt Contey, a member of the golf team recorded GSU’s lowest score with 5-over-par 76 placing him in 29th place. As well as Casey Domike , with a score of 78 who earned 48th place. The Jaguars recorded their lowest round ever in Deere Run that afternoon. “This is our second time playing here,” explained Mark Haines, Head Coach. “The guys are getting a good feel for the course. At the same time, we get to see where we stand against some of the nation’s top teams.”

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John Orowick playing golf

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Matt Contley playing golf

On the next day, Governors State played once again, but this time finished 16th out of 23 . The Jaguars compiled a  two round score of 640 on the par-71, 6538 yard TPC Deere Run Course. GSU, played ahead of five CCAC teams. Matt Contley, finished in the top 50. Shooting 156 (76-80) and finished 2 shot backs to tie for 54th place overall. John Orowick, (82-79—161) scored a 79 finishing four shots ahead of Jack Calderone. Freshman Sam Billman, (103-93—198) shaved eight strokes off of his score in the opening round.  “ Our goal coming in was to prepare for the challenge tournament against the toughest field we’ve ever faced.” Said Mark Haines, Head Coach.“The course conditions were challenging with the wind, but we learned a lot and continue to progress as a young program.” This round brought the Jaguars to the end of the fall campaign. They will resume the 2017-18 season in March.

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