LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Seattle U men’s golf finally reaches the culmination of their season as they get ready for the long-awaited Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championships this weekend, with play starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Oakbrook Golf Club on Saturday, April 27 and continuing through April 29. This year, the Redhawks were picked to finish fifth in the WAC Coaches Poll.
“We’ve worked hard all year,and have an extremely talented group,” said Head Coach Marc Chandonnet. “If the entire team plays the golf that we are capable of playing, we will be in the hunt.”
Freshman Nathan Cogswell is coming off a big first-place win at the Washington State Golf Association Champion of Champions men’s event earlier this week. He has an adjusted score of +1.53 over 30 rounds for Seattle U, with an average score of 73.37. His best finish of the spring came at the Seattle U Invitational, where he led his team with a seven-under 206.
Freshman Jack Rahon led the Redhawks in three tournaments this spring season, with an adjusted score of +2.53 over three rounds and an average of 73.89. He also played his best golf of the spring season at the Seattle U Invitational, shooting a plus-one 214.
Junior Greg Gionfriddo finished atop the Seattle U standings in one tournament, shooting an adjusted +2.53 over 30 rounds with an average round score of 74.37. His six-over 219 at the Seattle U Invitational was his best performance of the current spring season.
Sophomore Gabe Spach led Seattle U in two tournaments this spring, shooting his best finish at the Sacramento State Invitational with a plus-one 217. He had an adjusted score of +2.99 over 30 rounds, with a 76.10 average.
Junior Zack Overstreet has an adjusted +4.26 over 30 rounds in the 2018-19 season with an average score of 76.10. His best performance of the spring came at the Seattle U Invitational, where he shot a plus-six 219.
“We will need to manage our emotions and expectations, and place our golf balls precisely,” Chandonnet said. “The team looks forward to the challenge and will have our work cut out for them.”