Men’s Golf becomes more than ‘just a team’

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The BW Men’s Golf team recently concluded their 2019 regular season fall schedule.

The final tournament of the season took place on Oct. 6, at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, and BW tied for 4th place out of 7 teams.

The week before that, they prepared for the final tournament with their annual BW Invitational the weekend of Sept. 29 at Pine Hills Golf Club. BW finished 2nd of 6 teams to have competed.

Assistant men’s golf coach Adam Morris provided some great insight on what the team has been up to over this last fall season. Morris said that two players stood out all season, senior Jimmy Clark and sophomore Logan Bratsch who contributed in keeping the team competitive during the fall season.

However, the entire team all feeds off each other’s encouragement to practice hard and play well when the time counts, said Morris.

Morris put a big emphasis on the family atmosphere the team has with each other and how every tournament has been a great experience. Morris said friendships created were more than “just a team,” He said. “We are a family that works endlessly and hard together. Now being a retired athlete that is taking on the coaching position, it is an eye-opener knowing what goes on behind the scenes of running a tournament compared to being the one that is out playing.”

Morris said the guys on the team have been working hard every tournament and have putting in the work outside too. He believes this is what shows that BW can be a contending team for the number one spot this spring, come to the OAC championship.

Morris said their favorite tournament this fall had to be the (Wooster) Gatorade Collegiate Classic, in which the team took first place at, in Zoar. Looking back on that tournament, the team put up two competitive scores of 295 and 300.

“These are the scores that truly represent who we are as a golf team at BW.” Morris said.

If the team continues onto the spring putting up scores like that, BW would be competition for the top spot for the OAC championship this spring.

As the season wrapped up this weekend, Morris said he knows that they can score better, and now they know what needs to be worked on. Although they did not pull off as many wins as hoped, Morris said the team will stay hungry for the spring season, work hard, and come out firing in the spring.