MU Golf program confident heading into PSAC tournament this weekend. Both teams have had strong showings so far this season. They look to build upon their momentum at the State Tournament.
Coach Vandegrift believes both teams should finish strong at the state tournament this weekend. He also believes that the best golf has yet to be played for both teams. He also expects individuals to finish at the top as well.
The Lady Marauders are carrying in a three tournament win streak into the big tournament. They finished third out of a field of 14 in their first tournament of the year but have been hot since by winning seven of there last ten tournaments. That first tournament was shortened by rain so they only played one round.
The young duo of Shannon Weber and Danielle Greene, freshmen, have helped out the Marauders greatly this year with Greene turning in a tournament win after a playoff with Weber. The youngsters have not done it all though, senior captain Jamie Wharton has done her part this season as well. She won the final tournament of the year at Kutztown.
“One of my goals for this year is to win the PSAC championship and I hope to have that chance. Being a member at Hershey, I know the course in and out, and as long as my game is on, I should be in contention,” Weber said about heading into the PSAC Tournament. “I also have confidence in our team that we will do well and come out on top. It would be a huge accomplishment to win the PSAC tournament and prove that we have come a long way since last Spring.”
The men are equally confident going into the final tournament of the fall. They have finished in the top ten as a team the entire year, finishing top three in four of their last tournaments. They have momentum on their side by winning in a team playoff in their final tournament before going into the PSAC Tournament. Robby Rowe tied for first at the final tournament.
“I know I can win. I have been kind of struggling this season. I have been staying patient,” Rowe said.
Vandegrift believes Robby Rowe is looking for some type of redemption at his final PSAC Tournament. Two years ago he finished third at the state tournament. At last years tournament he lost in a crushing playoff. So he looks to build upon those top three finishes at this years tournament.
Both teams have picked up momentum going into the PSAC tournament which starts Saturday and goes into Sunday at the Hershey Country Club. Both teams seem able to take home some hardware from the tournament.