Editor’s Column: Expect success in home golf invite

The ninth annual Laker Spring Invitation tees off at Oswego Country Club on Saturday afternoon and it’s time for the local community to take notice.

In the last 10 days, the golf team has won two of three tournaments it has competed in at Keuka College and Elmira College. The Elmira win came less than 24 hours after the Lakers took 11th out of 12 teams at the Le Moyne College “Mike Bello”  Invitational.

Oswego State has shown resilience through the 2014-2015 season. The golf team is the only team on campus that has a competitive season in the fall and spring. Men’s and women’s tennis compete in each season, but one season is competitive while the other is for exhibitions.

During the fall, the team took third place or better at five of six competitions, including third at the fall ECAC Championships. The Lakers came in third at Elmira College and tied for second at Keuka College in the fall. The team is already growing stronger in the spring. Thus, the trend suggests a strong finish to the spring in the home invitational.

Oswego State tied for second at the Oswego Fall Invite and is seeking its first title at home since last fall season.

The depth of this season’s lineup has been crucial because every time out on the course, any of the Lakers’ five scorers have a chance to take the individual title.

Spring is coming to Oswego, the Masters is just two weeks past and Laker golf is in its groove. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, so there are a few better ways to spend the weekend than watching a Laker championship on their home course.