The team came 8th in 2015, and then we backed it up with a 2nd place showing in 2016.
How is the team looking?:
The team is looking good! We're all incredibly excited to go one better than last year and have gelled well as a team so far, with the inclusion of team rookies Callum Bakken, Sean Smith and Ben Fynmore. Ben took out the team long drive contest on an indoor golf simulator with a 265m whack, and it will be fun to see how he goes on the Palm Meadows Golf Course, this years venue.
The goal of your team?
Ultimately, the goal will be to be competitive and to improve on our position from last year. Golf is an individual sport by and large and the opportunity to compete as a team doesn't come along very often, hence, it is important to us that we enjoy the tournament and each others company, get to know our playing partners and contemporaries from other unis and represent Monash in the best way possible.
Who are the teams to beat in the competition?
RMIT is always competitive and they beat us to top spot last year, so we will be wary of the threat they present. However, we wont know the strength of the competition until we get to the Gold Coast, as it varies greatly from year to year.
Who to look out for?
One player to watch for sure would be our star rookie, Callum Bakken. We expect big things from him and am excited to see how he goes in his first AUG appearance. As always, sweet swinging Will Kendall will pose a serious threat if his putter gets hot, as will last years top performer, Cameron Kaye. The team is also excited to see how lefty Sean Smith and our resident bomber, Ben Fynmore perform.
Good luck and bring home the GOLD!!!🏆😍 #monashpride
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