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The Sands course offers unusual golf challenges

The Sands course offers unusual golf challenges

Story by Cort Brennan, Guest Writer

March 15, 2016

The Baldwin City Sands won’t attract the most avid golfers, and the tee-sheet usually won’t fill up, even on a sunny Saturday morning in the middle of summer. The course is, however, unusual, and many golfers in the community cherish it. The greens at this small 9-hole course aren’t full of...

Men’s golf finishes fifth at HAAC

Story by Antonio, Writer

May 8, 2015

The men’s golf team hosted the 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship May 4-5 at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence and took fifth place out of seven teams to end the year. Culver-Stockton College took first place overall with its own Ryan Keller taking first place individually....

Mateer drives to the top

Mateer drives to the top

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

May 4, 2015

Judging by the awards and accolades she has received as a Baker Wildcat, it's hard to believe junior Lindsey Mateer started golfing just six years ago as an extra activity during softball's offseason. Stuck between golf and tennis, there was only one deciding factor that led her to the course. “I...

Men’s golf to host HAAC tournament

Men’s golf to host HAAC tournament

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

April 29, 2015

The men’s team hosts the conference tournament at its home course of Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence on May 4 and 5. After finishing fifth in the Baker University Spring Invite on the same course, the Wildcats will look to take the conference tournament title like their female counterparts. “I...

Women’s golf, Mateer win HAAC title

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

April 29, 2015

The women’s golf team started the postseason with a 33-stroke win for its third consecutive Heart of America Athletic Conference championship on Tuesday at Indian Foothills Golf Course in Marshall, Missouri. Junior Lindsey Mateer led the way for the women’s team’s championship by shooting consecutive...

Golf teams start spring on high notes

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

April 9, 2015

The Baker University women’s golf team won its first tournament of the spring, while the men placed fourth in their first invitational last week. On the women’s side, two-time HAAC Player of the Year Lindsey Mateer led the Wildcats to first place with rounds of 76 and 78, outpacing second place...

Women’s golf advances to nationals

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

May 14, 2014

The women’s golf team won its conference tournament for the second year in a row, defeating Graceland University by 13 strokes. The Wildcats will be advancing to the NAIA national tournament, held May 20-23 in Lincoln, Neb., at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Course. The Wildcats finished the first...

Men’s golf takes second at HAAC tournament

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

May 1, 2014

The men’s golf team took second at the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship tournament Tuesday. The Wildcats had three golfers finish in the top 12 of the individual standings but fell to season-long foe Culver-Stockton College. Junior Kelley Thompson led the team with a 54-hole...

Women’s golf takes first at Missouri Valley

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

April 11, 2014

The Baker University women’s golf team had one of its best tournaments of the year, winning the Missouri Valley Spring Invite by 37 strokes. The men also performed well at the Indian Foothills Golf Course, but finished second by seven strokes to Culver-Stockton College. “I was pleased with...

Baker golf teams lead conference standings

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

April 3, 2014

The Baker University men’s and women’s golf teams are poised to win the Heart of America Athletic Conference after a successful fall season and opening spring tournament. The women are on top of the HAAC standings after beating all conference opponents in every tournament so far this year, and...

1-on-1 with Kelley Thompson

Story by Megan Henry

October 2, 2013

After starting junior Kelley Thompson on the junior varsity squad for the Eagle Invitational, head coach Karen Exon had to reconsider her lineup. During the Sept. 26-27 tournament, Thompson shot a 66 in the opening round, beating out Baker’s previous lowest-round score, which dates back to 2005. “It’s...

Golfers seasoned for spring after fall success

June 2, 2013

After over a month's work of solid effort, improvement and success, the men's and women's golf teams have concluded their fall seasons with much to be proud of. The men's team finished the fall season Monday and Tuesday by tying for fifth place at the annual Kansas City Kansas Community College Fall T...