The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Golf team struggles at Temple after Doc Gimmler defeat

Sophomore Harry Dessel tees off. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

This past weekend, the golf team competed in the Temple Invitational at the 1912 Golf Club. The team finished 13th out of 14 teams.

Sophomore Harry Dessel led the Leopards’ effort, tied for 22nd place. Dessel carded a 72 in round one followed by a 75 in round two, totaling 147 for the weekend.  

“This wasn’t our best performance. We have to work on being consistent and playing well in each tournament,” Dessel said.

Junior Sean Saw tied for 47th, shooting 152 (74-78) and sophomore Boyoung Chang placed t-53 (77-76-153). 

First-years Eli Myers and Winston Kelenc-Blank both tied for 63rd. Myers carded a 77 and 79 and Kelenc-Blank shot a 75 and 81, both totaling 156. 

“Some freshmen have been in the lineup every week, which is a good thing,” Dessel said. “The future’s bright, and they’ve helped the team grow.” 

Sophomore Valdemar Kofod-Olsen added that “the freshmen are great, and overall a good addition to the team.”

Rounding out the lineup was junior Michael Bell in 76th (79-83-162).

The team’s disappointing finish follows a similar showing at the Doc Gimmler Invitational on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10. There, the team placed eighth out of 15 teams. Dessel led the Leopards once again, earning Patriot League Golfer of the Week honors after his performance.

The Barrington, Rhode Island native finished all three rounds under par, shooting 68, 67, and 69 for a total score of 204. Dessel tied for third overall, finishing 6-under par the at par-70 course. 

Kofod-Olsen said that Dessel deserved his Patriot League honor because he is “on a constant heater.”

“He performs extremely well at most tournaments and finally getting player of the week was definitely due for him,” Kofod-Olsen said.

The Leopards will continue their season on Oct. 1 at the UConn Invitational at the Greathorse Golf Club. 

“We have to pick it up going into the spring season,” Dessel said. “We are practicing and competing against each other to prepare for future competitions. The ultimate goal is to win the Patriot League Championship.”

Kofod-Olsen agreed.

“The goal is to win the Patriot League Championship,” Kofod-Olsen said. “Our season is almost over for this fall, but we are working to get two good finishes in our last two tournaments.”

Disclaimer: Assistant Sports Editor Grace Sanborn ’25 is a member of the golf team. She did not contribute writing or reporting.

Leave a Comment

Comments (0)

If you wish for your response to an article to be submitted as a letter to the editor, please email [email protected].
All Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *