Men’s golf preparing for Bank of Tennessee

Chris Yamnitsky

Following their team victory at the Cleveland State Invitational, the Flashes must turn back around and compete in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate.

“They got to have some confidence, not just in that we won (last week), but the scores they shot,” said head coach Herb Page. “I mean, when you shot 13-under and then back it up with a 12-under round, it’s impressive.”

The Flashes know that its success at the Cleveland State Invitational will help out at the Bank of Tennessee this weekend.

“I think we need to take the good vibes and momentum for sure,” said sophomore Spencer Dobbs. “Hopefully our play there (Cleveland State) carries over.”

“I think we need to just keep on going, hit some fairways and hit some greens,” said freshman sports administration Bjarki Petursson. “We should just try and stay positive and keep the same attitude.”

The Flashes face a much tougher test this weekend at the Bank of Tennessee with a group of opponents that bring more to the table.  

“The field is a lot tougher, no doubt,” Page said. “If (we) just continue to grow and worry about ourselves and our game, we will be competitive against a really, really, strong field.”

As they prepare, Page sees the resilience in his Flashes and hopes they take that and put it to good use this weekend.

“They just never give up. Our first round (at Cleveland State) was not very good,” Page said.  “We were way behind and… just fought back. (We) put it behind and went on and played some amazing golf.”

The Flashes will have a practice round on Oct. 8 and begin tournament play on Oct. 9.  

Chris Yamnitsky is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].