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Men’s golf begins season in Arizona

March 16, 2018

The men’s golf team traveled to Arizona where they spent their spring break playing lots of golf and soaking up a lot of sun.

The men played a variety of courses throughout the week, including Ventana Canyon, a beautiful golf course in the mountains of Tucson. The golf team met Mr. Fred Wackerle, a trustee of Monmouth College and also a member of the Ventana Golf Club.

On the second day, the Scots traveled to Arizona National golf course where they would spend the next two days playing there. Arizona National, another mountain course is the former home golf course for the University of Arizona’s golf team. On day four of the trip, the men would play Sewailo golf course, which is now the current home of University of Arizona’s golf team.

On Thursday the team packed up and travel two short hours to Phoenix to play in a tournament with St. Johns University, Minnesota State University, and Arizona Christian University. In their first tournament of the year, the Scots struggled to keep the scores low.

Senior Nate Hopper posted the lowest score for the team carding a 10-over 82. Sophomore Sam Gillen coasted into the clubhouse with an impressive 83 to help the team with a solid second score. Senior Logan Moothart would finish with an 87 and round out the top four scores for Monmouth would be Nate Monroe with a 96.

The Scots should be all warmed up after their week of golfing in Arizona as they now hope for the weather to warm up in Illinois so that they can prepare for the Prairie Fire Classic on March 30th.

Luke Long
Contributing Writer

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