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Men’s and Women’s Golf is in Full Swing

Mens and Womens Golf 1Men’s golf competed at the Battle at Rum Pointe in Ocean City, Maryland while the women’s team competed in the second Monmouth Spring at the Jumping Brook Country Club.

The men‘s outing at Rum Pointe lasted two days. The highlight for them came on the second day when they posted the lowest score in the field on Sunday with a 295.

It was a historic day for the men’s team, as this was the first time that they broke 300 since playing at Bucknell in October of 2019. The Hawks were able to finish in a tie for fifth place at the event.

Sophomore Erik Stevens les the Hawks as he individually placed ninth and shot a 148 in his two rounds of play. This was Stevens’ lowest score in two rounds in his career.

Mens and Womens Golf 2 Senior Ron Robinson shot a 71 and 148 in two rounds, marking the lowest for him this season as well, earning him 13th place. Junior Brendan Smith set a season best, as he shot a 74 on Saturday and finished the weekend with a total of 154 finishing in a tie for 32nd place.

The men’s team will compete again on Saturday, as they will head up to Springfield, Pennsylvania to compete in the Columbia Invitational where they will play 36 holes in a single day.  

The women’s golf team tied for third place on Monday for the second event of the Monmouth Spring Series. Sophomore Liddie McCook finished in seventh place and recorded her second top-10 finish this season. Sophomore Claire Orr finished right behind her as she just took one extra stroke shooting an 82 compared to McCook’s 81.

Orr took home eighth place and her first top-10 finish of her career. Junior Amanda Hart finished in a tie for 14th place as she finished her day shooting an 86.

“In a day which I can confidently say that Mother Nature won, I was very pleased with our efforts today,” said Head Coach Michelle Melia. “We are excited to get back at it this Thursday at FDU’s event and hoping to play in improving weather in order to capitalize on all the progress we made.”

Monmouth finished behind Farleigh Dickinson University and Siena while tying Hartford for third place in this event. Finishing behind the Hawks were Sacred Heart, who came in fifth, and LaSalle, who finished in last.

The women’s team will be competing next at the FDU Invitational, which will be a two-day event this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

PHOTOS COURTESY of Monmouth Athletics