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Golf teams begin to improve

By: Amanda Hayduk

April 5th, 2012

Men’s and Women’s Viking Golf teams have been working hard since the early months of fall to play well and improve their game.

Each team participated in five Invitationals/Classics in the fall. The men left off in October, placing 5th out of 15 in the UC Bearcat Invitational, while the women placed 5th out of seven at the Zippy Invitational.

Coach Steve Weir stays positive, even through the occasional struggles both teams have had. During the fall, both teams did not demonstrate their full potential, which only drove them to practice harder for the spring.

“We have a chance to do some special things if we work hard this winter and improve going into the spring,” Weir said at the end of the fall season.

The potential that Weir saw during the fall has now transpired into authentic spring talent, with golfers coming back more determined than ever to display their newly honed skills.

Spring is upon us, and the men’s golfers just recently placed 3rd out of 10 at the Butler Invitational. Sophomore Andrew Bailey tied for sixth at 148 and shot his second straight 74 to finish the day. Junior, Michael Klaric, also tied for sixth at 148. This was a huge achievement for the team as it shows just how hard they were working over winter break.

The women also participated in the Butler Invitational and placed 4th out of six teams. Lisa Barber stood out for CSU, tying for 10th place. The Vikings are now looking forward to the Bowling Green Invitational April 14-15. It will be the final tournament before the league championship in Florida starting April 27-29.

CSU Men’s Golf will be out of action until they compete at the Detroit Titans Invitational, April 13-14.

“They are gaining invaluable experience just by competing,” Weir said. “As long as our short games improve, our scores will continue to decrease.”