The men’s golf team wrapped up their second tournament of the season on Tuesday, tying for eleventh place in the Ram Masters Invitational, hosted by Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
It’s the team’s second straight finish in double digits after tying for thirteenth place in last week’s Gene Miranda Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but senior Dillon Vaughn said that the team isn’t going to settle for mediocrity.
“As a whole, we are a little upset because we know that we haven’t played nearly up to our potential,” Vaughn said. “[But I am] going to try to be as positive as possible because I know that we’ve had guys not play well in both tournaments and that’s not normal. We’ll bounce back and we will definitely have some better finishes because we are a much better team than what we’ve done in these first two tournaments.”
One of the bright spots of the team this season has been the emergence of freshman Garrett Glanton. Glanton, who shot an 18-over-par in last week’s tournament, came back this week in a big way, shooting a 10-over-par over the course of the three rounds, which was good for second on the team, and showed that age wasn’t and isn’t going to be a factor for the Wildcats team this season.
“I think it’s great,” Vaughn said. “He’s a really good player and he’s a good influence for the team, just being a freshman. He’s been so positive about everything and even when he’s playing badly, he’s got a smile on his face. In this tournament, he showed who he actually is and how he’s going to play for the rest of the year.”
The team has a few weeks before their next competition and will be using that extra time to get better and get in the right mindset for upcoming play.
“As a whole we’ll just stay positive,” Vaughn said. “[We will] keep working hard and keep progressing because we have a lot of room for improvement.”
The team’s next action will be on Oct. 12-13 when they compete in the Bayou City Collegiate Championship in Houston, Texas.