<< Front page Sports April 9, 2004

Golf looks to gain

By Ryan Silakoski

The Oberlin College men’s golf team is looking to improve upon last season, in which they managed a ninth place showing in the conference. Despite the poor showing, the team was young in the 2003 season. It was only the second varsity season since the team’s 27-year absence from conference action.

Fortunately for the Yeomen, they will have several returning lettermen to help compete with the tough North Coast Athletic Conference. Juniors Prithvi Reddy and Tom King will look to form a strong core while sophomores Craig Betchart, Brian Block and Shiv Chaudhary will be back as well to help strengthen the young team.

Also returning to the team is senior Ed Geschke, who missed the 2003 season. Geschke, a proven golfer from Australia, will look to improve on his team best of 75, which he shot in 2002, consequently competing for the number-one slot on the team.

Blake New, the head coach of the men’s golf team for the third year running, hopes to lead the Yeomen to a top five finish this year in the NCAC Championships. With a more experienced team than last year’s, as well as the return of many lettermen, a finish in the top five just may be on the horizon for the golfing Yeomen.


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