The Lewis and Clark Community College’s golf team had a great start to their season, and are now ready put up their clubs at the end of season on a high note.
The Trailblazers had a good start by taking second place honors in the L&C Spring Invite on March 24 at Bell Park. The competing teams were John A. Logan College, Mineral Area College, and Blackburn College. With 18 holes to complete, John A. Logan took first place with a 312 score. Mineral Area 320 to 321 took the third place cup, and Blackburn College finished in fourth.
On March 28 and 29, the Trailblazers played in the 36-hole Mineral Area College Winter Warm-Up Tournament at Park Hills, MO. L&C placed second as a team with a score of 314 and Hannibal-LaGrange University took home the top spot with a score of 310.
This year’s golf team has a couple new faces, one being Assistant Coach Alan Bruha and another being freshman player Joaquin Perez. The team also has five sophomore players, who will lend a lot of experience in future games.
“I started coaching this year and this is my first coaching experience in any sport. I have been a full-time chemistry faculty member at LCCC for 14 years,” said Assistant Coach Alan Bruha.
Bruha continued, “I’m interested in coaching because I love golf. I’ve played for 48 years, so getting a chance to work with the men on the golf team is a dream come true. Playing and practicing with the team is my favorite part of being the coach.”
Joaquin Perez, international business major from Cordoba, Argentina graduated from Instituto Nuestra Senora de Lujan. “I have played golf since I was 5 years old. I started with a caddy who used to teach kids in a soccer field of the town,” said Perez.
Perez continued, “I love it very much. Golf is what gave my today’s life a direction somehow as I am studying in the United States thanks to golf. When I’m not playing I like hanging out with my friends here in America.”
For more information on the golf team, visit the L&C Trailblazer Athletics page or email Head Coach Gerald Mozur at email@example.com.