It was a first place finish for the Saint Peter’s golf team at the recent Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships.
The tournament featured a variety of schools including Navy, however Saint Peter’s University clenched first. This was no small feat for the golf team. The team was beyond ecstatic to take this victory because they have been working so hard and have come so close on various occasions. Winning the tournament has boosted the team in many ways, but the most important of which is confidence, which the team hopes to have as they look forward to upcoming tournaments.
When asked how the team was motivated throughout the tournament, co-captain Andrew Gain said, “ We were all kind of feeding off each other. I know a few people struggled a bit, but having the number one, two, and three guy playing well lifted their spirits so they could post a solid score to help our total. Coach motivated them and kept feeding positive thoughts to them as they played which helped a lot. We all had a game plan, and I stressed in the team meeting we have that you have to stick to your game plan no matter how you are playing and the team did that and we were able to pull through. ”
Eric Edmunds, a sophomore, was champion for the day for the ECAC Collegiate Individual portion. It was his first time winning a collegiate award and he will soon be known as a force to be reckoned with.
“During the time I was about to win, nothing special was going through my head,” Eric said. “I go into every tournament expecting to win, so I was calm and excited.”
The golf team has plenty of tournaments left, winning a championship shows that they have what it takes to win. They placed 2nd at Binghampton the following weekend and their main goal is to work towards winning their conference in the Spring. With their hard work, skill set, and positive attitude they seem to be on the right track towards being champions…again.