Mount St. Joseph University

Mount Golf Asks “Why Not Us?”

Dateline: student newspaper

By: Jenna Shull

File Under: athletics, hcac conference tournament, men's golf

The Mount’s men’s golf program has come a long way this year.  With the season coming to an end, the program is losing only one senior and the team has high expectations for the fall.  The progress made this year can be attributed to the team’s positive attitude, chemistry and hunger to win.

“Our motto at the start of this year was ‘Why not us?’, meaning why can't we win the conference?” says Weston Atchison, a freshman member of the team.  The season began with this motto and the team has stuck with it, believing in each other and wanting to put the Mount on the map.  The team started off the spring season strong, finishing fifth at their first tournament in South Carolina and showing that they are tough competitors.

In March, the team hosted the College of Mount St. Joseph Spring Invitational, finishing in second place with junior Matt Stiens leading the team with a fourth place finish.  The team, led by coach Joe Sparhawk, will finish their season with play at the HCAC Conference Tournament. 

“We're going to play hungry and play like a team with nothing to lose,” says Atchison.  With the team’s motto and hard work, we can expect to see a strong showing in this tournament.

The Mount’s golf program is continuously growing and becoming a team to look out for in both non-conference and conference play.  With this season’s success, look out for a strong and dedicated team next season. The team will come back looking to put the Mount’s golf program on the map.  The Mount will host the first two rounds of the HCAC tournament April 27 and 28 at the Aston Oaks Golf Club in North Bend Ohio.