Monmouth University men’s golf advanced to their fifth fall tournament, finishing Eighth out of 14 teams at the Lehigh University Invitational this weekend. Ron Robinson led Monmouth in the tournament to a draw and finished 19th in the individual championship.
Robinson led Monmouth by posting rounds 75 and 76, while Eric Stevens finished T29 with 78-76.
Monmouth had two freshmen in the lineup, with Colt Ingram and Colin McCallach competing for blue and white and Brendan Smith finishing the Hawks’ roster.
The team knew they were arriving at a difficult golf course that had fast greens and the outcome would not be as expected in just one practice round. Most players struggled immensely on the greens which led to higher scores.
Despite the loss at the invitational, Robinson led Monmouth in five consecutive tournaments in the fall. This was the first time that Monmouth had two newcomers to the lineup, neither of which was a lone fighter. Head Coach, Bill Britton is optimistic about their efforts and their upcoming final tournament.
“We did not play well, which is a direct result of me over-scheduling our team. I could not be happier with their effort but they need a rest, which they will get the next two days. Ron and Erik continue to play well. Colt Ingram bounced back with a very good second round after a difficult first day. We are looking forward to a couple of days off before a good week of practice heading into our last tournament of the semester.”
The team is resting and preparing for their next tournament at the Metropolitan Intercollegiate and hoping to do what they are capable of.” Monmouth shot 308-309 as a team. Colt Ingram’s final lap was 74 on Monday.
From the 2019-20 roster from when Monmouth played metropolitan last, the team placed 13th out of 16th with a score of 308. Since then the team added 3 new players. Monmouth men’s golf will finish off their fall season on the 27-hole course at Metropolitan Intercollegiate at Montclair golf club next Monday.