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Men’s Golf secures 2nd place in the Wittenberg Classic

John Carroll Sports Information Department
Grant Lumley has brought senior leadership to the golf team so far this season.

John Carroll Men’s Golf had a strong showing at the annual Wittenberg Fall Classic. Wittenberg snagged the title, but the Blue Streaks earned a second-place finish in a statement showing with a combined score of +21. The final standings were enough to beat rival Ohio Athletic Conference teams like Otterbein and Marietta. John Carroll opened the first day with a score of 293 and followed it up with another strong day tallying 304.

The Blue Streaks brought five players to compete, two of which were first-year players. Kamden Mowry ‘27 and London Hoyser ‘27 were among the freshmen, shooting for a total of 159 and 149 respectively. .. These stellar performances from the freshmen tandem played a massive role in the weekend’s success, showing the exceptionally bright future for the golf program.

Additionally, Jack Gerborg ‘26 had a remarkable showing. Gerborg shot a 73 and a 71 for a total of 144, enough for fourth place in the tournament. Gerborg has been a pivotal piece of the Streak’s solid fall season and will be a cornerstone of the program for years to come.

Rounding out the lineup were the veterans Zach Brinks ‘24 and Grant Lumley ‘24. Lumley rolled through day one with a 71 and finished up day two with a 77 for a total of 148. Blue Streak captain Zach Brinks also opened up round one, shooting a 74 and following it up with an 83 the next day for a grand total of 157. Brinks and Lumley have been staples of the team for the past three seasons and continue to show their prowess on the links.

The senior from Johnstown, PA, Lumley, commented on the team’s formula for success.

“I believe the key to the team’s success towards the end of the season was our perseverance,” started Lumley. “We didn’t compete at our best at the OAC preview, but we knew what we had to work on if we want to be the premier team in the OAC this season,” finished Lumley.

“We battled some tough conditions this fall and I think we all worked hard to stay in the moment and take it one shot at a time,” summarized Lumley. “For the spring I am most excited about competing for an OAC title because I believe the team has more than enough talent to get the job done, it’s only a matter of pushing each other to get better and making sure we fix all the little mistakes we have made this fall.”

Lumley continued his reflections by saying“This team is really special this year and I know we have the chance to do something special in the spring…A lot of the underclassmen have stepped up and helped us tremendously this fall, but I am also proud of the seniors on this team and the leaders they are for everyone. I’m very excited for us to be able to prove that we can compete and win in the spring.”

This tournament wrapped up the fall golf season, but the team’s passion, depth and talent will lead the way for winter preparation and in turn the spring season. The Blue Streaks remain hungry for an OAC title and this group of athletes showed what they are capable of this weekend.

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