Golf takes 11th as it heads into the offseason

Hoh, Matt

The Lawrence golf team was in action again Sept. 27-28 at the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational. The team was led by Adam Ferguson who finished in a tie for 21st. This was the last tournament for the golf team before the spring season.
Ferguson led the Vikings with rounds of 75 and 81. Not far behind was Tom Vyskocil who finished in a tie for 32nd, with rounds of 81 and 79. The rest of the team was comprised of Jon Mays, Jim Breen and Jim Crowley.
The tournament was held at Washington County Golf Course, which is a half hour drive northwest of Milwaukee in the Kettle Moraine area. The course, designed by Arthur Hills, was ranked second in the country by Golf Digest, among municipal golf courses. Washington County Golf Course plays long, over 7,000 yards, and holds a par of 72.
Ferguson was not entirely satisfied with his performance at the tournament as he is always trying to find ways to improve. However, he commented, “A lot of other teams stepped it up in our conference and we need to take it to the next level to compete for a conference title. I have high expectations for this year’s squad.”
Over the winter the team hangs out quite a bit as most of them are good friends and this helps to build team unity and chemistry. Ferguson also said, “This winter we are going to set up a hitting net at Alex [Alexander Gymnasium] so we can get in golf shape and feel good about our swings for the spring season.”
As the Vikings prepare for the spring season Tom Vyskocil commented, “There are three newcomers that have a lot of talent and definitely give the team more depth, which will be very important in the spring when our Conference Tournament rolls around.” The three freshmen are Jim Crowley from Massachusetts, Zach Joseph of Minnesota, and Daniel de Ruijter of the Netherlands.
Good luck to the golf team in the offseason and we look forward to a great spring season!