It's the final pre-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships' meet for the men, and the curtain closes on the women's 2017-18 campaign Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.
Meet details: Coach Tara Boone's women's team is among the field for the Franklin College Spring Invitational at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Ind. The men compete at Defiance College's Spring Invitational set for Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance, Ohio … Tee times start at 10 a.m. each day for the men, while the women begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Spartan Shorts: It's the first competition for either Spartans' group since the first weekend of April as the annual MU spring meets were called due to waterlogged courses and the threat of more rain April 14 … This weekend, the Black and Gold men's team looks to resume a run of back-to-back top-five finishes that started at Franklin College and Hanover College. They placed fourth at FC and fifth at HC. Individually, four players have season stroke averages below 90. Junior Connor Labedz (Aurora, Ill.) tops the quartet (86.09), while freshmen Dillon McFaddin (Bedford, Ind.) (87), Cody Loucks (Goshen, Ind.) (87.18) and Conner Heeg (Fowlerville, Mich.,) (89.45) follow … A third top three ending of the year spotlighted the start of an abbreviated spring schedule for the women at Defiance College April 8. First-year Kaitlyn Cook (Monticello, Ind.) (90.31) leads the stroke average numbers for those playing in the spring. Fellow freshman Taylor Erfman (Brookville, Ind.) (90.54) and senior Kaitlin Powers (Indianapolis, Ind.) (93.82) round out the first three … Manchester University's men's program begins the 2018 HCAC meet Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, at The Fort Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind.