Throughout the spring season of 2020, App State males’s golf had its season lower brief as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Fifth-year senior Dylan Lukes was wanting ahead to ending his senior season this spring till the pandemic struck, and now he’s again with the crew for the 2020-21 season.
“I’m simply actually excited we’re enjoying once more. Some conferences aren’t even enjoying, so I’m very grateful we’re attending to compete,” Lukes stated.
Lukes is again on the roster this 12 months after being granted an additional 12 months of eligibility as a consequence of COVID-19. He had the tenth lowest single-season stroke common in program historical past in 2019 and positioned high 15 of their first event of this fall season. As a uncommon fifth-year senior, Lukes has taken up a job as a pacesetter on the crew.
“I like to guide by instance and let the numbers (converse) for themselves,” Lukes stated.
Junior Timothius Tirto Tamardi has impressed early this season, ending sixth individually within the J.T. Poston Invitational September 27-29 in Hartwell, Georgia with a rating of 1-under-par. This was one of the best end of his profession and is available in simply his second 12 months as a Mountaineer, after transferring from Bethune-Cookman in 2019.
Head Coach Jason Allison is in his first 12 months with this system after being an assistant for the lads’s basketball crew for 5 years.
“It was a whirlwind the primary three weeks,” Allison stated. The primary transfer he made when he took over the crew was to get all of the gamers’ cellphone numbers and “principally re-recruit the crew.”
Allison took the job in June and instantly set to work conserving the crew collectively whereas waiting for this fall season.
“I’m not being technical with teaching,” Allison stated. “That’s not what I’m right here for. I’m right here to arrange observe, we’re gonna work arduous. (It’s totally different from teaching basketball), but it surely’s nonetheless teaching.”
On this brief offseason, Allison was in a position to assist the crew begin this season with a top-3 end within the J.T. Poston Invitational.
“We have now eight to 9 guys that may compete for a spot. This factor is aggressive and that’s what you need,” Allison stated. “We’ve obtained a crew that’s deep and we’ve obtained guys that may push one another and that’s what we’re striving for.”
Lukes stated sophomore Addison Beam is among the best gamers on the crew and earlier than the season began, he received the Gaston County Newbie, ending 11 underneath par.
“The child’s superior. He can go low in addition to anyone can, so I’m very assured with our guys proper now and I’m excited to get on the market once more,” Lukes stated.
With such a brief fall season, solely three tournaments, the Mountaineers are coming in with the expectation to win and show themselves.
“We’ve obtained two targets for our crew. Win the Solar Belt Championship and have the best males’s GPA for a crew on campus,” Allison stated. “We have now the crew, we now have the expertise, we now have a protracted 12 months, we’re wanting ahead to it.”
The Mountaineers completed third general of their second event of the autumn this week, the Intercollegiate at The Grove Oct. 12-13 in Faculty Grove, Tennessee. Tamardi completed 3 underneath par whereas Lukes and senior Jake Lane additionally positioned on the person leaderboard.
App State’s subsequent and closing event of the autumn season is about for Oct. 19 within the Well being Plan Mountaineer Invitational in Bridgeport, West Virginia.