FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Goshen College men's golf team capped its fall season at the University of Saint Francis Cougar Fall Invitational Monday and Tuesday.
Due to illness and academic responsibilities, the Maple Leafs were not able to complete a team score, but they did continue preparations for the official Crossroads League season coming in the spring.
"The entire team took away good points and weak points," head coach Allison Bailey said at the conclusion of the event. "The guys know what they need to work on prior to the spring season. We will continue to practice through October, but the guys will be hitting the gym a lot more."
Once again, sophomore Ben Pollitt led the way, posting a pair of sub-80 rounds. He finished 76 and 79, good for 14th place overall at the event featuring a total of 14 programs and more than 75 golfers.
Pollitt's 76 was the 10th lowest round in day one of the event, which was played at the 6,807 yard Cherry Hill Golf Club. "Ben played a solid round with a pair of birdies," Bailey added. "On day two, he had a solid game as well, but couldn't get a birdie putt to fall in his round of 79."
The freshman tandem of Brian Charles and Alejandro Genis both improved in round two, trimming a total of seven strokes off their first-day cards despite a slow, cold, and wet day of golf. Both checked in with 88's on day two, which was contested at the 6,998 yard links at Autumn Ridge Golf Club.
"On day one, the course (Cherry Hills) was narrow and had lots of water so they got into trouble early and struggled with being confident about their game," Bailey added. "Brian played good (on day two) and had under 30 putts, but got into trouble on a few holes. Alejandro also shot an 88, but was six over on the par threes."
The Maple Leafs have concluded their competitive schedule for the fall and will officially be back on the course in the spring.
GOSHEN: 368, DNF - DNF
Ben Pollitt: 76, 79 - 155
Brian Charles: 89, 88 - 177
Alejandro Genis: 92, 88 - 180
Jake Smucker: 111, WD - DNF