Photo by Steve Woltman.
Senior Jack Korzon follows through after driving the ball down the fairway.
On Friday, April 27 the Lewis men’s and women’s golf teams concluded play in the GLVC Championships, finishing seventh and tying for sixth, respectively.
After the first round of play on Friday, at Fox Run Golf Club, the women’s team sat in fifth place. Leading the way for the Flyers was freshman Kasey Kane, who shot 78 (+6) to sit in a tie for 12th place. Lewis posted a 335 total for the round.
Junior Madison Hill bounced back in the second round on Saturday, April 28, shooting a 76, which tied her with Kane for 13th place. The Flyers put together their best score of the weekend in the final round on Sunday, April 29, shooting a 331 combined score.
Lewis finished in a tie with William Jewell at 1001 total while Indianapolis won the tournament after shooting a 923. Hill placed 12th individually with a 237 total while Kane posted a 247 and tied for 21st.
“All year long, we’ve struggled to put consistent rounds together, and this was the same kind of thing,” said head golf coach Skip Steffey. “I would like to see us in the top five, and six is a little short of the goal.”
Steffey has a foot in each camp, as he coaches each of the teams. “The men’s team traveled to Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. on Sunday, April 22 to begin tournament play. Following the first day of action, the Flyers held a score of 618, sitting two strokes behind Missouri S&T for fifth place.
The next day, the Flyers shot relatively similar to their two previous rounds, tallying 308 as a team for a three-round total of 926 (+62). The top four teams advanced to match play, and Lewis’ seventh place tie left them out of contention.
“The same problems that plagued the women also troubled the men,” said Steffey. “We would get a good round out of one or two players while the other two or three would not play well.”
Senior Jack Korzon lead the Flyers, individually firing a 76 final round and a 227 (+11), which tied for 15th place. Freshman Hunter Pipik finished with a 231 (+15) total, tying for 27th overall. Graham McAree of Indianapolis won the individual title, totaling 214 after a final round 66.
Both squads will begin NCAA super-regional action on Monday, May 7.