After a disappointing 15th place finish in the Bob Sitton Invitational, the golf team will look to come back with a better performance at The Goodwin tournament in San Francisco.
ACU shot 307-315-301 for a total shot count of 923 in the Bob Sitton and its 15th place finish was out of 16 schools, beating out Northern Iowa by seven shots for last place. Freshman Alex Clouse carded the best individual finish in a tie for 50th, shooting 72-79-77 for a total of 228.
Head Coach Tom Shaw said the timing of the tournament wasn’t ideal.
“I don’t think we did a great job of preparing the week before, and I think with the tournament over spring break we weren’t as sharp mentally as I would like to have been,” Shaw said.
Now after a two-week break, the team is rejuvenated and looking ahead to its next chance in California. While the list of schools competing is unclear at the moment, the past Goodwin tournaments have shown to host a strong amount of Pac-12 teams, as well as other various conferences.
Shaw said he looks forward to getting the chance to compete on the West Coast this week.
“We’re excited to have a new opportunity this week at Stanford’s tournament,” Shaw said. “The best thing you can do in golf is put the past behind you and look forward to the future. It’s on a tremendous golf course with the strongest field we’ve ever competed against.”
Looking ahead, the team will only have one more tournament after this week before participating in the Southland Conference Championship in McKinney.
This will be the first year ACU can compete attached in the tournament, after playing unattached the previous year when completing the Div. 1 transition.