Golf teams tee off at IIAC Championships

The men’s golf team participated in its third tournament of the spring last weekend, the Elmhurst College Invite, where they finished 8th of 13 teams.

Junior Ben Suchomski was the top scorer for The Duhawks, shooting a 3-over 75 and finishing 11th. First-year Riley Till shot a 5-over 77 to finish 18th.

“The season is going well,” said head coach Buddy Sodemann after the invitational. “We’re starting to hit our stride heading into the IIAC Conference tournament.”

As the season comes to a close, the team’s main focus is consistency.

“We need consistency in every match,” Sodemann said. “We have a good team, we need to show it every day.”

The Iowa Conference Championships will begin this weekend, and the Duhawks will travel to Iowa City for rounds one and two. They will return home next weekend for rounds three and four, which will take place at the Thunder Hills Country Club in Dubuque.

The women’s season came to a close last weekend at the Loras Invitational at Thunder Hills. The Duhawks finished 5th of seven teams. Senior Lauren Gonner paced the squad with a 15-over 86 to finish tied for seventh. Fellow senior Katie Lathrum finished tied for 25th with a 28-over 99.

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