The golf team finished in 10th out of 11 teams at the rain-shortened Atlantic Ten Conference men’s golf championship held in Coral Gables, Fla.
Leading the way for the Owl’s was freshman Paul Carbone who carded a five-over-par 149 (73-76), which was good for 31st overall. Following Carbone were sophomore Matthew Crescenzo who finished tied for 36th as well as junior devin Bibeau and sophomore Russell Hartung who each tied for 44th respectively.
The team was held back by an overwhelming amount of youth compared to the teams that finished near the top of the championship. George Washington won the tournament setting a 36-hole record, they have six seniors and juniors on their roster compared to one junior hitting the links for the Cherry and White.
For a team that is so young struggles early can be expected, it is up to the coaching staff and the roster to work over the summer to develop their talents to reach the true potential that this roster holds.
The summer is the most crucial part of the year for such a young squad. There is a wide amount of tournaments for players who need to improve moving forward such as freshman Mike Amole who has shown potential throughout the year but struggled in Coral Gables. The future certainly looks bright with a young roster but coach Brian Quinn will need to work hard and often to help this team touch the ceiling they are capable of reaching.
Anthony Bellino can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.