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Season Recaps: Golf

Season Recaps: Golf

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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Under the direction of second year head coach Jack Belote, the Covenant men's golf team competed in seven events during the 2015-16 season. The young Scots team improved off the 2014-15 campaign with several higher finishes in some of the same tournaments.

Belote's roster featured one senior (Jeron Pasma) and two juniors (Alan Craig and Ian Johnson) along with freshmen Josh Wall and Marshall Kent rounding out the five golfers that played in the most events. Sophomore Jonathan Rhodes and freshman Austin Snively competed in a couple of events during the year.

The season got off to a good start at the Piedmont Fall Invitational. Kent made an immediate impact as he finished in a tie for sixth overall, earning All-Tournament honors, after carding a two-day score of 152 following a final round 73. 

As a team, Covenant made some progress later in the fall as it placed sixth in The Buccaneer tournament, hosted by Division II Christian Brothers. Craig led the Scots in the tournament with a 29th place finish as he posted a 75 in the third round. The following week, the Scots finished ninth at the always-tough Chick-fil-A Collegiate as Craig again led the way with a 29th place finish after rounds of 77, 75 and 78.

The spring season started with a trip to the PGA World Village in St. Augustine where Covenant played in the Georgetown (Ky.) College Invitational where the Scots placed sixth. The Scots finished the year at the Wynlakes Intercollegiate and Rhodes Mirimichi Spring Classic.

Craig had his best season yet at Covenant as he averaged a 79.35, a career-low. Kent had one top-10 finish and shot a team-low round score of 73 on two occasions. Pasma wrapped up his career with a low-round score of 75 at The Buccaneer. Wall posted a season-low 79 at the Piedmont Fall Invitational, while Johnson had a career-best 77 in the same tournament. Johnson was Covenant's representative on the All-Sportsmanship team.

The women's team, which was mainly comprised of senior Maggie Mauze and sophomore Ellie Blauw, played in five events on the year. Mauze finished her collegiate career and had a season-low round score of 89 in the second round of the season-opening Georgia Mountain Invitational. Blauw continued to show improvement as she set a new career low round score of 93 in the first round of the Georgia Mountain Invitational.

AWARD WINNERS:

USA South All-Sportsmanship
Ian Johnson 

Piedmont Fall Invitational All-Tournament
Marshall Kent 

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