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Senior Patrick Luth, the men's golf team's standout player, won two Horizon League Men's Golfer of the Week awards in 2017.


April 18, 2017

Golf team travels to tourneys

Cleveland State University’s Men’s Golf team participated in one last invitational before the Horizon League Tournament, the Earl Yestingmeir Invitational at the Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.. The team competed in the invitational from Friday April 14 to Saturday April 15 all day both days.

Earlier in the season the golf team has seen success, usually finishing inside the top five or top 10 out of normally 16 teams. In its last matchup (Tuesday, March 28. at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational), the team placed second out of 19 teams. The previous day, they finished fourth out of 19 teams at the same event.

The team’s standout golfer is senior Patrick Luth, who won two Horizon League Men’s Golfer of the Week awards in 2017, winning one on March 1 and another one on March 29 for sharing top honors at the Wildcat Invitational. Luth became the first Cleveland State golfer to win an event since junior Joey Krecic won the Wright State Invitational in April, 2016.

Head coach Steve Weir, an experienced golfer himself, has given equal praise to Luth, mentioning how close he has been to breaking individual records while also noting his scoring average is the largest on the team.

Weir is in his 10th season as a head coach, all with Cleveland State. During his time with the golf team, he has developed 19 first team All Horizon League players, and led the men’s team to the Horizon League title in 2016.

In general, Weir said he has been satisfied with how the team has played.

“It’s been a solid year,” Weir said. “We don’t have any wins yet, but several of our golfers and the team itself have broken records in the fall.”

Weir said the team knows the East Yestingmeir Invitational well, as it played there last year.

“Our goal right now is to take it one step at a time,” Weir said. “This will help us get ready for the Horizon League Tournament.”

Weir said the team’s standout performance was at the EKU Invitational in Richmond, Ky. Sept. 17-18. The team finished second out of 18 teams on the first day, and third on the second.


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