The Webster University men’s golf and women’s tennis teams planned their fall seasons before tackling their regular season and conference tournaments scheduled for spring.
A normal strategy for the golf team under head coach Andrew Belsky has been to play as often as possible throughout the year. The Gorloks travel for six-straight weekends before winter, and began their season in Janesville, Wis., for Culver’s Edgewood Fall Classic on Aug. 30 and 31.
Webster’s golf team ended its second and final round in sixth place out of 15 schools. After the first round, Webster was in second place but dropped four spots on day two.
The golf team was led by sophomore Brodie Dakin, senior Andrew Noble and transfer sophomore Tyler Thorman from Western Illinois University. All three tied for 17th place with final scores of 153.
The Webster women’s tennis team hasn’t released an official fall schedule. First-time head coach Martha Davis-Goldstein said she has scheduled matches with McKendree University (Ill.) and Missouri Baptist. The season is expected to last through September and October.
Both Gorlok teams are looking for young talent to make a quick impact. Noble takes the lead as the lone senior on the golf team. Tennis will look for strength from four juniors who are set to return for their third season together.
This is the first time in four years the team will not have a roster player that was on the 2010 team that won the SLIAC Championship.
Reporting by Sam Masterson