By Shane Lydon, Sports Editor
Photos courtesy of aqsaints.com
The Aquinas men’s golf team have their focus on being as prepared as possible as they chase WHAC glory on April 23 at Stonehedge North in Augusta, Michigan.
The spring season was officially underway in March as the team travelled to Alabama and Kentucky for some competitive action. Just getting out and playing was the number one objective for the team as it was one of the first forays the players got out on the course after a snow-ridden couple of months in Michigan.
Although the weather has been a factor for teams in the mid-west, Aquinas’ facilities give them a significant advantage according to senior Campbell Crosby.
“Having the indoor facility available all winter long gives us a leg up on the competition. Where most teams slow down in the winter and wait for warmer weather we keep on working hard,” said Crosby.
“We have also spent an ample amount of time in the weight room making sure we are physically and mentally tough enough to compete again,” he added.
This is Crosby’s fourth season with the team and he firmly believes preparations are as good as they’ve ever been to mount a challenge at Augusta. “I would say preparation has been the best that it’s been during my time at Aquinas and I think we are all ready to go out and try to contend for a WHAC title later this month.”
Before the team travel to Augusta, they will compete at the Saints Spring Classic on April 8 before getting the perfect preparation for the WHAC championship by playing at the Shootout at Stonehedge on April 12 & 13.
In terms of the goals for the rest of the season, the team are fully focused on their targets. “We want to improve our team scoring average to 305, increase the amount of greens in regulation we are hitting in a round and set a new team season best score of 295,” said Crosby.
“Essentially, we want to improve upon the fall season we had and try to set some season records,” he added.
“Setting goals is important to us. It motivates everyone to put in the extra time at practice or the extra reps in the gym all in hopes to possibly win a WHAC title!”
Crosby, along with fellow seniors, Mitch Rogowski and Jon Krupa, will be hoping to finish their college athletic careers on a high in Augusta. After four years with Aquinas, there have been nothing but positive memories.
“I have made friends and memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life,” said Crosby. “I have also been extremely fortunate to be a part of a program that rose from one of the worst teams in the conference, my freshman year, to one of the best this year. I wouldn’t change a single minute of my time here.”