Weekly recap 4-26-04
Bluffton men's golf team has an incredible week
By Dan Crider, SID intern
April 26, 2004
The Bluffton College men's golf team had an outstanding week last week with two first place finishes and a second place finish. In the second place finish at OSU Lima they tied the best single round in school history with a 308. The record of 308 was originally set in 1981.
The Beavers started off the week at Kettering Country Club in Defiance on Monday, and took home first place out of five teams. Junior Rick Pagniano (Wooster/Northwestern) had the low score for Bluffton with a round of 76. Senior Trevor Thomas (Jamestown/Greeneview) also shot well and finished with a 78 for the day.
On Thursday the team traveled to Sienna Heights to take aim at Coldwater Country Club. The Beavers finished the day tied for first (out of seven teams) to take home their second consecutive win. Sophomore Scott Bergman (Elmore/Woodmore) led the way for Bluffton with a 75. Freshman Matt Keeler (Bluffton/Bluffton) chipped in a 78 to help the Beavers to victory.
On Friday the Beavers played at Hawthorne Counrty Club against eight other teams. The team finished second place by tying the best round in school history. Bergman shot a 3-under-par 69 to earn medalist honors and pace Bluffton. Thomas added a 79, and Pagniano finished with an 80. Sophomore Nick Schreck (Galion/Galion) also shot an 80 on the day.
The Beavers will conclude their season next Friday and Saturday when they participate in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference golf tournament at Manchester College. The tournament will be the final contest ever for the team as 2004 is the last season that Bluffton College will field a men's golf team.