Bods bound for Oklahoma

Sam Sayler

After finishing 14th out of 18 at the Golf Week Invitational in an Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 7-9, the Washburn golf team didn’t start the new semester in the ideal manner.

Individually, no Washburn golfer placed in the top 20. This devastating loss combined with the team’s poor performance in the fall has caused concern for what remains of the team’s season. However, the golf team remains optimistic with high spirits.

“We’re looking forward to practicing outdoors,” said senior Matt Lazzo. “We’re hitting balls inside at SportZone because of the weather. I know some of the guys and I took trips to hitting balls over winter break.”

Along with himself, Lazzo pointed out the other golfers on the team who are the Bods’ best shot at success as two freshmen Brian Walker, who shot 20-over par in Orlando, Dustin Yeager, who performed the best out of the Ichabods by shooting 12-over par, and senior Nate Sargent, the second best at Orlando, shooting 14-over par.

Heading into the Ichabods’ next tournament March 8-9 in Thackerville, Okla., Lazzo remains positive about the future of the season.

“We would all like to make it to nationals,” said Lazzo. “We have made it to nationals four out of the last five years, and I would really like to end my college golf career on a high note.”