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Golf takes two hard hits with back-to-back losses

The Drexel men’s golf team has struggled out of the gate this spring, and that did not change in its most recent matches with two rough finishes at the Fireline Townson Invitational, where they finished 21st of 22, and the Wildcat Invitational, with a finish of 11th out of 13. They will look to get the season back on track April 14-15 at the Wolfpack Spring Open in Raleigh, N.C.

The Dragons played in back-to-back tournaments, starting March 31 through April 1 in Grasonville, Md., where they participated in the Fireline Townson Invitational. As a team they finished 21st of 22, but they did have one huge bright spot with Junior Ben Feld shooting a career-best 68 (-4) on the first day of the tournament with a bogey-free round. He followed that up with another solid score of 74 on the second day for a cumulative score of 223. Feld finished the tournament tied for 31st out of 118 total golfers to give the team a solid No. 1 golfer.

Another solid player this weekend was senior Michael Serensits, who posted an opening round 73 (+1) after a solid even-par front nine. He struggled a little more on the second day, shooting an 85 to drop him to 102nd place.

The Dragons had a little more help April 2-3 when they played at White Manor in Malvern, Pa. Once again, Feld led the Dragons with a score of 234 for the three-round tournament. He finished 31st out of 76 golfers and showed once again why he is one of the captains of the team, always finishing near the top for the Dragons.

Unlike the results from the weekend, there were also other solid individual scores, including an encouraging 237 for freshman James Parsons. The other team captain, Serensits, scored the team’s lowest single-round score of 73 and finished with a 241, good enough for 54th.

Vincent Anagnos and James Braunsberg rounded out the scoring for the Dragons, with both scoring 249. Drexel will need more consistent scoring from all members of the team if the Dragons hope to compete toward the end of the season. The Dragons have shown flashes, and it seems like they just need to string a few good rounds together at once to be able to climb out of the cellar of most of these tournaments.

They have one week before the Wolfpack Spring Open to get some needed practice time in, and hopefully they will be able to figure some things out and turn around a so-far disappointing season.