Golf teams struggle in season opening tournaments

The Bradley men’s golf team hit the green for the first time this spring, earlier this week at the Loyola Golf Invitational.

Seniors Danny Masrin and Seth Troila finished 33rd and 36th, respectively, out of 100 participants in their first outings of the season.

Masrin hit four-over 76 and continued his streak of consecutive rounds shooting under 80 to 28, which is tied for third-longest streak of consecutive rounds under 80 in school history. Troila tied for round low honors with two-over 74, and was one shot behind of Masrin.

Overall in the tournament, the team finished 15th out of 17 total teams, beating out Navy and Southern Illinois Edwardsville.

While the men’s team began their season in Goodyear, Arizona, the women’s teed off in Fernandina Beach, Florida, at the Amelia Island Intercollegiate.

Junior Danielle Lemek won Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) golfer of the week after her 19th consecutive top-20 finish, and was one shot away from being in the top 10.

Junior Allison Walsh was the next Brave closest to Lemek, shooting rounds of 77 and 79 to tie for 39th overall.

Bradley tied for 10th in the tournament, deadlocking with Jacksonville University and finishing over Wofford, Georgia State, James Madison and Winthrop.

The men’s team travels the weekend of March 13 to participate in the Pinehurst Intercollegiate tournament, and the women’s team travels the same weekend to participate in the Rio Verde Invitational.