The University of Lynchburg Men’s Golf team Fall Semester in review

By Andrew Watson ~ Guest Writer

Eddie Coffren V, Photo Courtesy of Lynchburg Athletics

The University of Lynchburg men’s golf team had a very strong fall semester. The team began the year in record-setting fashion at the Tom Kinder Memorial, hosted by Bridgewater College. The men set a record for the lowest 36-hole tournament score in program history on their way to a second-place finish (Retrieved from Lynchburgsports.com). 

Eddie Coffren V, a freshman, led the way for the Hornets and tied the record for the single day lowest round after shooting a 5-under 67. This helped him earn his way to a third place finish and the first of his three ODAC Player of the Week awards. 

Taking the confidence from this good playing, they traveled south to the Royal Lakes Collegiate, where the team finished in the fourth position after shooting a 36 hole total of 595. 

Coffren earned his second of three ODAC Player of the week Awards following his performance at the Royal Lakes Collegiate. Although he had found much success in the early going of his college career, this had not been completely a part of his expectations. He stated, “I just expected myself to do the best I could.” 

It is clear that this expectation has set a strong precedent for himself and the team moving forward.

Following this, the team traveled even further south to the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational. This field boasted 24 of the best teams in the country and following the second round, the hornets sat in a tie for fourth. 

Although the team fell on the final day to ninth place, the Head Men’s Golf Coach, Michael Veverka, drew some positives from this experience. Veverka stated, “Midway through the tournament, we saw that we were dancing easily with some of the best teams in the nation. It showed us that we can absolutely play with anyone in the country.” 

Following this tournament, the team was ranked 20th in the nation. This gave the team the utmost amount of confidence heading into their final event of the semester.

With this confidence, the team traveled to the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial, hosted by Guilford College, to complete the year. The team struggled at times but battled their way to a 12th place finish. 

The men’s team finished the fall semester ranked 35th and look to use this momentum as they make a push for the ODAC championship in the spring (Retrieved from Golfstat.com).

For more information or to follow the team, please visit The University of Lynchburg Men’s Golf Team (lynchburgsports.com).

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