Matthew Witter, Contributing Writer
The University of Dallas golf team is looking very good this year. The team is currently coached by Jarred Samples and is made up of juniors Marcos Martinez and Sean Myers and freshmen Luke McCabe, Matt Witter and Andrew Ringel. The first match of the year was a promising one. The Crusaders bested Arlington Baptist College on the opponent’s own course. The low scores for UD were shot by Witter and Martinez. McCabe and Ringel also came in with some low scores to put UD on top. Overall, Coach Samples was very happy with how the team played, and was optimistic for the future.
From September 23 – 25, the golf team was out of town competing in a tournament in Killeen, Texas. The Crusaders unfortunately did not play up to snuff, and finished in dead last. Martinez shot the low score of the two days for UD with an 80. The rest of the team did not fair so well, with Witter’s 91 being the second lowest score for Dallas. Overall, every member of the team was very unhappy with his own performance. The team has vowed to never have a repeat performance like the one in Killeen.
The next tournament on the UD golf schedule will be at Pennsylvania State University. The team has been working very hard at the range and on the practice greens so that it can have a strong showing. If you see any golf team members around campus, be sure to wish them good luck.
Because there are still openings on the team roster, if you or anyone you know wants to play, feel free to stop by Coach Samples’ office.
The team has some tough matches ahead, and hopes to gain some new members for the season.