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Wind takes round two of golf tournament

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 12, 2017


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The USI men’s golf team competed for the final time before the GLVC Tournament in the Midwest Regional #3 Sunday and Monday. Only the first round counted in the final score because of unplayable wind conditions Monday. With 314 strokes after round one, USI finished 21st out of 29 teams. Head coa...

‘I’m thankful for it everyday’

‘I’m thankful for it everyday’

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2016


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Daniel Wyatt said he has always had a passion for instructing golf. “I never thought I would be a golf coach in my life for a university but the path led me in that direction,” Wyatt said. “I’m thankful for it everyday.” Wyatt is the new head coach for the men’s golf team for the 2016-17 s...

Guided by the green

Guided by the green

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 28, 2016


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The summer before eighth grade, Brian Merrill’s grandfather gave him a golf club. He had his mind set at a young age that baseball was the sport for him, but after he picked up the club he knew he was in love. “I literally stuck a shovel in the ground, aimed at the shovel and started hitting it,...

New golf coach settles in

New golf coach settles in

Sarah Loesch

September 16, 2015


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Greg Charnes said his 40 years of experience with golf have prepared him for his new role as the men’s golf coach. He has spent his life teaching golf, golf rules and golf course management. “It all applies with college men and an average golfer trying to improve,” Charnes said. “Anything I’ve ever do...

The Swinging Eagles

The Swinging Eagles

James Powell

September 16, 2015


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Although it is most noticeable in college football, all college sports have seen an influx of former high school coaches moving up to the collegiate level. In the 2014-15 college football off season alone, twelve prominent high school coaches from all around the country, left their jobs for the “gree...

Men’s golf looks forward to next year

Sarah Loesch

June 19, 2015


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Men's golf did not go exactly as planned for the team this year. The team was one of many to have their schedules effected by the weather. Head coach Jim Cheaney said the weather drove the season crazy; it was often cold, wet and windy. "It made some tournaments unplayable," Cheaney said. Freshman...

Women’s golf finds team players

Sarah Loesch

April 29, 2015


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The women's golf team has had a successful spring season. Coach Don Bisesi said overall it has been successful due to the team's effort at its various tournaments. “We have won three out of six tournaments this year,” Bisesi said. “We had one bad one, but the improvement has been great.” The...

Eagles hope to find consistency in spring season

Eagles hope to find consistency in spring season

Sarah Loesch

March 3, 2015


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The men’s golf team is set to begin its spring season and is looking to have a stronger season than it did in the fall. A lot of fall tournaments ended with the Eagles in the middle of the pack. Grant Saylor, a sophomore pre-criminal justice major, said he felt the team did OK during the fall...

Student athlete wins city title

Student athlete wins city title

Dennis Marshall

August 21, 2013


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University of Southern Indiana junior golfer Logan Osborne shot a seven-under par, 277, to win the 84th Courier and Press City Golf Tournament at the Evansville Country Club. Osborne, who was trailing Indiana University senior David Mills and ten-time champion Kevin Wassmer going into the final round...

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