Eagle Golf Prepares for SoCon Championship
Having finished among the top three in each of the last seven years, including winning the team titles in 2003 and 2006, the Eagles have their sights set on nothing less than their third league championship.
“We’re getting ready,” said head coach Larry Mays. “We’ve had some ups and downs this year, but hopefully we can end on a positive note and go up there and win another conference championship.”
The tournament will feature a field of 10 SoCon schools, including Golfweek magazine’s No. 12 Chattanooga, Western Carolina (71), Furman (90), Georgia Southern (96), College of Charleston (97), Elon (124), UNC Greensboro (136), Wofford (177), Appalachian State (193) and Davidson (220).
With the challenges of tough competition this weekend and the reality of an up-and-down 2007-08 season, the Eagles will have to play their best golf.
“We’re trying to get that killer instinct back where we go in there expecting to win,” said Mays. “We need to get out to a great start from hole number one and not let up until we finish 54 holes.”
Consistency looks to be the key for the Eagles as they hope to put together a complete team performance.
“We’ve had guys play well at different times,” said Mays. “We still haven’t had a round all year where we’ve had four good scores at one time. Hopefully we’ve saved it for the end and we can go up there and get everyone playing well for the last one.”
Not only is a conference title on the line, but also an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional tournament -- a place where the Eagles are also familiar, with nine team and individual regional appearances.
“Our first goal of the year is to win the conference championship and move on to Regionals,” said Mays. “That’s something we strive for every year and hopefully we can get the job done.”
Representing the Blue & White at the tournament are juniors Jordan Johnstun (Evans, Ga.) and Drew Lethem (Camdenton, Mo.), sophomore Spencer Fulford (Rocky Mount, N.C.), and freshmen Logan Blondell (Lakeland, Fla.) and Joe Monte (Chantilly, Va.).
Fans can follow the live stats of the tournament online at www.Golfstat.com for up-to-date standings and statistics. End-of-day results and recap will be posted at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com.
- Category: Golf
- Published on Friday, 18 April 2008 00:22