Black and Gold host spring tourneys

Black and Gold host spring tourneys

Defiance College's women and the men's teams from DePauw University, Wabash College, and Indiana Wesleyan University join Manchester University's squads for competition at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash, Ind., Saturday, April 14.

Meet details: Tee times begin at 9:30 a.m. … The women's event will be scored as an individual tournament, while the men will have a traditional tourney setting.

Spartan Shorts: Coach Tara Boone's men's crew continues to track towards the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at the end of the month. The Black and Gold is coming off a top-five mark and spring season-low 36-hole effort of 688 at Hanover College April 7 and 8. It's been a first-year story individually over the first two events, as Cody Loucks (Goshen, Ind.) and Dillon McFaddin (Bedford, Ind.) have been at the front of the class score-wise in either instance. Junior Connor Labedz (Aurora, Ill.) remains the stroke average leader (86.09) with McFaddin a close second (87) and Loucks nearby in third (87.18) … MU's women are in the middle of a three-date spring calendar this weekend. They started off strong placing third at Defiance College's meet April 8 with a 378 that left them only ten shots out of the championship. Just as with the men's team, a pair of freshmen led the attack, as Taylor Erfman (Brookville, Ind.) and Kaitlyn Cook (Monticello, Ind.) tied for seventh … Manchester University's men wind up their pre-HCAC slate at Defiance College's meet Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, while the women bring the curtain down on the spring schedule the same two days at Franklin College's tournament.