Golf looks for consistency

Jena Adams

The Kent State men’s golf team will approach the David Toms Collegiate Invitational with a focus on consistency.

Kent State coach Herb Page emphasized the need to get better scores out of the fourth and fifth players, because the two positions have not been consistent all season.

“We’re getting three very solid scores and not much help from the fourth and fifth spot,” Page said. “We can’t win championships with three good players.”

Juniors Brett Cairns and John Hahn and sophomore Mackenzie Hughes have been the team’s core performers and will remain in the lineup. Junior J.T. Paiement and freshman Isaac Charette will be added. Both have earned the fourth and fifth spot for their consistent effort, Page said.

Since their 12th place finish at the Bank of Tennessee at the Ridges tournament last weekend, the Flashes have put more emphasis on their short games.

“We are throwing away shots around the green,” Page said. “They haven’t been executing well.”

Page said Kent State will face a “deep, deep, field of competition” from top-ranked South and West teams. With the wide range of competition, the Flashes will strive to end the tournament with a respectable rank.

“We have (this) tournament and can close with a pretty good season,” Page said. “If we have a good tournament, we will finish the fall pretty well.”

Kent State’s last fall tournament will take place in Shreveport, La., today and tomorrow.

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