UC Golf ready to make noise in CC

Gabriela Howell

gahowell@ursinus.edu

The Ursinus College Men’s Golf Team received their best score of the spring at the Rosemont Invitational on Sunday, April 14 and is now preparing for the Centennial Conference (CC) Championship that will be held from April 26-28 at Brookside Country Club in Macungie.

Fellow freshman Kyle Quagliero played a huge role in contributing to the Bears’ best of the spring at the invitational. Quagliero shot 74 – including an eagle during a 2-under-par back nine, which helped him tie for 18th with a 36-hole tally of 154.

Quagliero admitted that the team got off to a slow start.

“[We struggled a bit] to get back to mid-season form after the cold winter, but I feel that everyone is getting back to the top of their games the past couple tournaments,” Quagliero said.

Freshman John Murray was another crucial contributor to the Bears’ success at the invite, as he had the best round of his career, PR- ing his previous low by 10 strokes.

Murray has achieved individual goals that he set this season, but acknowledges the need for more time to see team goals accomplished.

Murray said, “I have accomplished scoring lower, but my team goals will be accomplished [with] more time.”

Quagliero feels that his game is in a good spot.

“[I] can accomplish a couple more goals at the CC Championship next week,” Quagliero said.

Murray said that the team is working hard as the Championship Tournament approaches.

He said, “As a team, we are trying our hardest to practice a lot heading into the tournament. We are applying ourselves to the game more than ever.”

Quagliero agrees, “Our mindset as we prepare for the CC Championship is just to believe in ourselves and work as hard as we can leading up to it. This is the most talented team we’ve had in a while, so we just need to believe that we can compete with the other schools.”

Freshman Kai Toomey also had a career-best at the Rosemont invitational and played an integral role leading to the Bears’ success. His mind is in a good place as he approaches champs.

“My feelings are good because of my teammate Liam Bradley, he helps me stay positive,” Toomey said.

Junior Brian Barrett is excited to see what the team can do on the big stage this year.

Barrett said, “This is the closest and best team since I’ve been here. With our roster, I think it’s very possible for us to make some noise [at Conferences].”