LU golf kicks off spring season with Championship Visions

Andy York

The Lawrence University golf team kicked off their spring season this past weekend by taking third in the Central College Dutch Classic in Pella, Iowa. The Vikings finished 13 stokes behind the host Dutchmen of Central. Joe Loehnis, who finished fourth in the tournament, led the Vikings. Andy Link finished in a tie for ninth place.

The Vikings are looking to repeat as MWC Northern Division champions this season, and are looking to win the school’s first overall championship since 1949.

Loehnis, Link, and Jeff Henderson will lead the Vikings this season. Henderson won the individual MWC Crown last season as a freshman. The Vikings also have returning all-conference performer Blake Nelson coming back as well.

The Vikings’ roster is stocked. They have even more talent than last year. This should be the year for the Vikings. If all the players play up to their potential, they will win the MWC crown this spring.

The golf team will be playing in the Elmhurst College Invitational this weekend.