Successful fall for men’s golf

By Jessica Wegelin
October 30, 2008

The Cabrini men’s golf team has been on a winning streak since Sept. 19.

The Cavs participated in six different tournaments including: the Moravian Invitational, Lebanon Valley Invitational, Penn State- Berks, Philadelphia University, Immaculata University and the Cyclone Invitational.

In each of those tournaments, they came away with a win, except the Cyclone Invitational where the day was cut short due to nightfall setting in.

“We’ve played in two big tournaments this fall and ended up winning both. It was the first time our team has ever won one of these tournaments and we did it back-to-back. The highlight of the fall season was Tim Harners score of 69 in the Lebanon Invitational, which helped us win over a lot of good competition. That score was also the lowest team score in Cabrini history,” junior accounting major Chris Lawler said.

The Cyclone Invitational didn’t go as planned for the golfers.

The weather was cold, rainy and windy which made the conditions very tough for the golfers. Not only was the weather against them, but also a few of the teams that were participating in the Cyclone Invitational got lost on their way. They were forced to have a late start of 1 p.m. instead of the scheduled 12 p.m. Accordingly, nightfall set in which forced an early ending to their day.

“It ended up being a long day with no official scores posted by anyone or any team,” head golf coach Dr. Verde said.

Although the Cyclone Invitational didn’t finish with a score at the end of the day, the other tournaments they participated in, did.

They opened their fall season finishing first out of 20 teams overall at the Moravian College Fall Invitational. From there they went on to win at Lebanon Valley College Fall Invitational. At Penn State-Berks, the team scored a 318 which led them to victory. Then they came in first out of four teams at Philadelphia University. Their final win took place at Immaculata University where they shot a 358.

“This year just seems that there is more committment from all the players. In previous years we’ve been good but we weren’t sure who was playing or who wasn’t. This year we have a set team that’s really deep and committed,” Lawler said.

The fall season has been an overall success for the Cavaliers but they are aiming for even higher things for the spring season.

“We’re aiming to win another conference championship and get back to the NCAA tournament, that’s our first goal. If we accomplish that, we will then be looking to finish higher this year then we did last year,” Lawler said.

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