The Muhlenberg mens golf team held off Franklin & Marshall and
capture its fourth Centennial Conference championship in eight years at
the conference tournament at Eagles Landing Country Club in Berlin, Md.
Katz finished in the top 10 in each of his four CC
tournaments as a Mule.
Led by sophomore Brian Farrelly, who shot 231 for the three-day tournament
to tie for second place, the Mules shot rounds of 310, 305 and 321 to beat
the Diplomats and Bullets by five strokes.
After opening with a 77, Farrelly climbed up the leaderboard with a
second-day 74 and finished with an 80 in the final round. Senior Matt Katz
placed three spots and three shots back of Farrelly, and sophomore Matthew
Schoenfeld tied for eighth with a 236.
While the top-10 finishers were shooting their worst round in the wind on
Sunday, sophomore Chris Walach came through, leading all golfers with a 75
to help preserve the
team lead. Katz and fellow senior and captain Jesse Neider, whose 76
on Saturday helped the Mules take a three-stroke advantage into Sunday,
won their second CC title.
Neider and Katz tied for the best Berg round of
the year. Each shot a 73 to tie for first place at the Moravian Fall
It was the first title and a welcome going-away present for Head Coach
Kevin Edwards, who was coaching Muhlenberg for his final season before
taking a job as a pro at the new Riverview Country Club in Easton.
The Mules came up with several other impressive showings throughout the
season. They shared second place at the Moravian Fall Invitational.
Schoenfeld earned a share of medalist honors with a 76 at the Lebanon
Valley Spring Tournament.
The Mules also placed second at their Muhlenberg Fall Classic. Freshman
Brian Ruht finished third to lead three Mules in the top 10. For the
season, Katz led the team with a 78.4 average and racked up six top-10
finishes, followed by Farrelly (three),
Neider and Schoenfeld (two) and Walach and Ruht (one).