Reflecting on the Men’s Golf Fall Season

Logan Myhre-

The University of Wisconsin–Stout Men’s Golf team wrapped up their fall season on Oct. 2 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Invitational. The Blue Devils landed fourth place at the tournament and finished with a 609, their second lowest two-day score of the season.

The team’s lowest two-day score was 595 at the Carthage College Tim Kopka Memorial Tournament on Sept. 10, where the Blue Devils placed fourth.

The Culver’s Edgewood College Fall Classic was another highlight of the fall season. Senior Dylan Kline (Rogers, Minn) broke the school record for the lowest single round with a 67.

The Blue Devils started off the season strong with a first place finish at the Loras College Duhawk Spring Invitational, but struggled to maintain that success during the rest of the season.

Kline, as well as junior Mitchell Simonet (Hudson, Wis), both said that they felt the team underperformed this fall season.

“We have so much talent and we can all go low, but that just didn’t happen often enough,” Simonet said.

Kline said that he feels this fall will be a “wake-up call” for the team. He said that the freshman are going to be a big part of the team’s success moving forward.

“[They] are talented, and now they have the experience playing in college tournaments, so they should feel comfortable in the spot and be able to compete knowing they can do it,” Kline said.

Both Kline and Simonet said that the Blue Devils’ goal for the spring season is to win a tournament with high-ranked teams.

“It’s just going to take a lot of determination and focus,” Simonet said.

“It’s a tall task, but I think that if your goals don’t scare you, then you aren’t setting them high enough,” Kline said.