This past weekend, the University of Rochester Men’s Golf team entered the Fred Kravetz Invitational at Oak Hill Country Club. The team finished fifth place out of the field of six teams, and had a cumulative team score of 627 over 36 holes of play. RPI was able to defend its title and capture its second straight Fred Kravetz Invitational.
UR’s score cards show that this tournament did not go as well as the golfers would have hoped. But, this is definitely a stepping stone moving forward.
“Coming out of indoor practice and straight into the spring season is challenging for everyone,” junior Dominick Schumacher explained. Making the transition from practicing all winter inside on a turf similar to a driving range to playing on a difficult course that previously hosted the Professional Golfers’ Association Championship can be a very challenging adjustment.
Moving forward into the upcoming weekend, the team hopes to claim the Liberty League Championship title. The event, hosted by UR, will be held at Locust Hill Country Club, another country club in Rochester famous for hosting many Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association tour events. This tournament is an opportunity for the team to complete its season goals.
“Our season goals have remained unchanged: defend our title as Liberty League champions and get an automatic bid to nationals,” Schumacher said. After earning the right to host the tournament and finally having a break in the weather, it is exciting to see the Men’s Golf team pursue its goals in an attempt to qualify for the NCAA Division III Golf Championships this upcoming weekend.
Kuhrt is a member of the class of 2017.