Men's Golf 2019-2020 Season Comes to a Close

The Cleveland State men’s golf team wrapped up the regular spring 2020 season on March 8 and 9 with two matches at the Challenge at Concession Cup in Bradenton, Florida, ranking 10 out of 11 teams.

The Vikings started the season in February at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, South Carolina, finishing 10 out of 18 and 14 out of 18. The team came into this season off a notably better season in the fall, finishing the final invitational of the season in second and taking third place at the Dayton Invitational. While the Vikings are off to a rocky start, the team still ranks fourth out of eight teams in the Horizon League Conference for men’s golf.

Leading the team this year are juniors Zak Robbins and Jules Blakely. Robbins has one of the top scoring averages this season with a 72.2 average, improved by two strokes compared to his previous season average of 74.6. Last season, Robbins took Second Team All-Horizon League honors and had one of the lowest second-round scores of 65 at the Wildcat Spring Invitational. Robbins’ 65 is the second-lowest round score in Viking history. Robbins was a top finisher this season, placing ninth for Cleveland State at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate.

Blakely finished last season with a scoring average of 76.0 and lowered his scoring average this season to 74.4. Following Robbins, Blakely finished 32 the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate.

Blakely said this season has been hard with such a young team, however they are confident going into the final stretch of the season.

“We are not settling for middle of the pack in the conference this year,” Blakely said. “The hard work that we have been putting in has been paying off since the start of the fall.”

This will conclude the Viking men’s golf season because of the recent coronavirus pandemic that has suspended all Horizon League sporting events.