The Spartan golf team recently competed in the Williams Invitational, hosted at Williams College. Cam Wood led Castleton with a 77 each day, followed by Ryan Debois who shot a 79 the first day and a 78 the second day. “I played well, but I had a few bad holes. Overall, I was somewhat happy, but there’s always room for improvement,” Debois said.
Castleton began their season in Saratoga Springs playing at the Tim Brown Invitational. Seventh-ranked Skidmore College dominated all the opponents in the field, but for the Spartan golfers, age played no factor. Castleton placed 6 out of 12 teams, and the youth of Castleton looked promising for matches down the road.
Michael Krahn and Wood, both freshmen, found themselves in the top three at tournaments end. Krahn tied for 10 place, shooting a 75 the first day and a 74 the second round. Wood swung the clubs well too, shooting a 76 first round, and a 78 on the second day.
The Spartan golf squad returned to the Vermont area to attend the Duke Nelson Invitational, placing 14 out of 22 teams. The Middlebury course was polluted with rainy weather. Wood persevered through the weather, though, and placed first for the Spartans. He shot a 78 during the first round of play, and finished out with a 74 on the second day. Wood tied for 18 place, as the rest of the Spartans would place 73 or higher.
“I used to be the type of golfer that used to look down on myself. I put a lot of pressure on myself to do well, but at the same time that attitude doesn’t help. You have to take it one shot at a time,” Wood said prior to the matches.
Castleton will swing the clubs again when they play in the USM Fall Clasic in South Portland, Maine.