Satina up to par

Only returning golfer with WolfPack leas team throughout the season

Nick Satina

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Nick Satina has led the Madison College golf team this season, posting wins in two tournaments.

With only a few tournaments remaining until postseason play begins, the Madison College golf team is hoping to play their best golf of the year.  Nick Satina has been the most exceptional golfer for the WolfPack this season, already winning two tournaments.

Satina’s last win was in the College of DuPage tournament, where he shot a 75 (3 over par).  The next closest on the leader board was a solid three strokes down.  His first win of the season came at the “36” Invitational earlier in the season.  In that tournament, two rounds were played in one day.  He ended the day with an even par through the two rounds.

Satina has exemplified what it takes to compete at a high level, and Coach Bill Scheer regards him as the leader of the team.

“He is just really dedicated to the game and dedicates his summer to practicing to make himself better,” Scheer said.  “It’s all about working on your game to be better.  He knows he can play and knows he’s been better than the competition he’s faced.”

Other than Satina, the team is new to competing at a collegiate level.

“We’re a little inexperienced and in a rebuilding process. Nick is my go-to-guy, and the only returning player from last year,” said Scheer. “He’s overall having a really good and consistent year. Others haven’t played up to their potential.  That’s not unusual, though, for first year players who are still trying to adjust to the college lifestyle.”

Scheer has experienced some great success during his tenure as Madison College’s golf coach, winning seven state titles and four regional titles, before the conferences were changed.  Two of his former players have reached the national tournament, and have since turned pro.

Satina has demonstrated that he could be the third to make it to the national tournament.

“Nick has been solid,” Scheer said. “Other guys have to start to play to their potential. A little disappointing from that standpoint, but, hopefully these guys adjust and our best golf is ahead of us.  The Midwest Elite Challenge is our next tournament, which we’re the reigning champs of.”

The NJCAA Regional Tournament will be Oct. 10-12.  The winner moves on to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.  If the best score from an individual comes from a golfer not on the winning team, he moves on to the NJCAA individual National Championship Tournament.