Men’s golf team starts season

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The West Texas A&M University’s Men’s Golf team began their season on a home course playing at the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational at Tascosa Golf Club on Sept. 15-16.
Freshman Oscar Spolander tied for first with a score of 207 in his first collegiate tournament.
“Oscar played really well,” Eric Moore, Head Coach, said. “I knew he had the talent to do that and to have the mental capability to come out in your first college tournament with all the nerves he was feeling and to come right out and tie for the win and shoot nine under par in the process, that’s unbelievable.”
For senior Logan Leggett, this was his fifth time to play this particular tournament. Leggett received a medical redshirt last year for injury. He was able to play in the home tournament but herniated two disks in his back and was unable to play the remainder of the season.
“He’s probably the only person to play in the Ryan Palmer five times, so that’s pretty cool,” Moore said. “This is his fifth year on the team and his second year with me. He’s been a real blessing.”
Leggett tied for 21st and finished with an even par 216 on rounds of 74,71 and 71.
“I have high expectations for myself,” Leggett said. “I expect that if i’m going to get out there, I’m going to have a chance to win. I expected a lot more out of myself. I didn’t play very well but I still shot an even par for the tournament so there’s nothing to be extremely upset with.”
Leggett is currently the only senior player on the team’s roster and expects to play in all 10 tournaments this season, while increasing the team’s depth.
“Last year we were not very deep at all, especially last year when we lost Logan to injury,” Moore said. “That really hurt us a lot because I think the guys look up to Logan as the leader and when he went down for a lot of the tournaments it was a ‘what do we do’ kind of situation but this year we are much deeper. Realistically we are as deep as we could be.”

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