There's just one more chance to impress for Ashland University's men's golf team prior to the 2018 spring championship season – the annual Kyle Ryman Memorial on Saturday (Sept. 30) and Sunday (Oct. 1) at Mohawk Country Club in Tiffin, Ohio.
The Eagle men are coming off a 13th-place finish at the two-day Findlay Fall Invitational.
"This is more of getting our feet wet for this upcoming spring, which is what I think will be our standing semester where we show our true colors," said junior Austin Kondratick.
Kondratick continues to be Ashland's fall pacesetter, having won all nine fall tournaments combined in both 2016 and so far in 2017. He leads the Eagles in 2017 scoring average at 72.8.
"Coming into the fall, I can work all summer on my own and work on my own game," Kondratick said. "But then, coming into the spring, I really hope to continue the good play.
"Anyone on the team can go out there and play the best round we've ever seen."
Freshman Ben Jones fired his collegiate-low round of 72 on the second day at Findlay, and his average has dipped to 75.5.
Rounding out the starting five for Ashland this fall are sophomore Patrick Steffen (76.5 average), senior Chandler Walnsch (76.9 average) and junior Cole Smith (78.6 average). All of Walnsch's fall rounds have seen scores between 75-79.