Golf team shows gradual improvement

Troy A. Bruzewski, Sports Editor

The step was from last place, to near last place. But it’s a step.

The Madison College men’s golf team has been slowly improving, as coach Pat Gorman enters the heart of his first year with the WolfPack. Gorman witnessed that improvement, Friday, Sept. 21, at the Midwest Elite Golf Challenge, at The Rock Resort. Madison finished fifth, led by Austin Braska and his 79 – a top-10 individual score. Aaron Olson was two strokes behind Braska, with an 81 for the WolfPack, helping highlight their season progress.

During the season’s first month, Madison entered a pair of three-team events, finishing last in each and finishing over 70 strokes behind the winning team in one of those. Friday, the WolfPack (332) was 26 strokes behind winner Rock Valley (306).

Illinois Valley Classic

Aaron Olson helped Madison avoid a last-place finish in the Illinois Valley Classic Golf Tournament on Sept. 14-15.

The two-day tournament, began Friday, Sept. 14 at Deer Park Country Club, in Oglesby, Ill. The second round was at Senica Oak Ridge Golf Club, in LaSalle, Ill. Olson led the WolfPack with an 89 at Deer Park and improved his score by a team-high 10 strokes at Oak Ridge, for a two-day total of 168.

Brad Moldenhauer finished with a 169 two-day total.