Having a new coach could be a challenge for any collegiate team, but with the addition of Ron Coleman, the Mercyhurst men’s golf team is attempting to reach par to make the new adjustment a key to its success.
Coach Coleman is an alumnus of Mercyhurst University in 1979, and brings to Mercyhurst a significant amount of experience, coaching nearly 20 years at the high school level. He was also inducted into the Erie Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
The Lakers finished fifth among fifteen teams at the Indiana (Pa.) Invitational on this Monday, April 16. They were able to finish both rounds with a combined score of 608.
Junior Evan Watkins increased his score by one stroke, from the first round to lead his team and capture 11th place with a combined score of 149.
“If our team as a whole could consistently post lower scores, we would have a much better ranking in our region,” said Watkins.
The Lakers traveled to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania invitational on April 14th. After day one the team was in second place.
“If we had placed first or second in this event, it would make up a lot of ground we lost in the fall to other PSAC schools,” Watkins said.
Additionally, the Lakers also participated in the Dr. Edwin B. Coltrell Invite at Penn Oaks Golf Club. The tournament was hosted by PSAC East member West Chester University on April 7, 2013. The team took fourth place in the tournament.
The Lakers will host the Mercyhurst Invitational on April 20, at Downing Golf Course in Harborcreek, Pa.