GU men’s golfers played their second tournament of the season last week in Erie, Colorado. As a team, they tied for 12th overall at 6 over par. This came off a first tournament where they shot 30 over par as a group. Head coach Robert Gray is happy with the improvement his team made, but knows there is still much more that his team can show.
“We just weren’t making the putts for birdies,” Gray said. “We’re definitely heading in the right direction. It’s just being able to take those little mistakes — a three-putt from 10 or 15 feet that we rarely ever do — that stuff was a big difference this week. But fortunately we had more consistency across the board for all of our scores.”
Senior Ryan Gaske was the top performer for the Zags in Colorado. Gaske shot 1 under par and finished tied for 24th overall, followed by Angus Montgomery and David Ganz, who shot 3 over and 5 over, respectively.
Upperclassmen lead way
These three upperclassmen have been the ones consistently carrying the Zags week to week. Although there have been some struggles among the roster as a whole, coach Gray says these three have been solid throughout.
“The upperclassmen have stepped up well. Gus, Ryan and David have been our solid three so far. And that’s good because we’re going to need to rely on them to come in and carry the team,” Gray said. “We’re going to get good scores from the other guys, but for the most part, these upper guys should be showing more consistency just because they have more experience.”
As far as the younger players go, Gray is happy with how they’ve begun their college careers but says there have been some struggles early on. He says the underclassmen will need to be more consistent, but thinks that if they keep sticking to it, their future is bright.
The Zags’ next tournament is at the Saint Mary’s Invitational in Pebble Beach, California. Oct. 24-26.
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