Montreat, NC - Montreat College head men's & women's golf coach John Sullivan continues to stockpile talent for the 2016-2017 season and this time he didn't have to go far to find it. On Friday, Sullivan announced the signing of Asheville's hometown Andrew Stewart to the men's Cavalier squad.
A senior at Erwin High School, Stewart is a three-time Erwin Player of the Year and finished 5th in the 2015 MAC Championships. Stewart was also named the WNC Junior Golf Association Player of the Year in 2015, after collecting two tournament titles and three runner-up finishes.
Stewart is also an accomplished scholar athlete, as he was named to the National Honors Society and the Duke TIPS program. He is looking forward to beginning his career at Montreat, saying "I chose Montreat because of the Chris-centered atmosphere. I am very excited to become a Cavalier and contribute to the golf team."
In speaking about Stewart, Coach Sullivan said, "We are very excited to have Andrew join us at Montreat. His playing experience and abilities will add some depth to our roster while providing a solid addition to an already strong foundation. His work ethic and character not only on the golf course but in the classroom make him a perfect fit for us as we look to take our program to the next level."
The son of John and Traci Stewart, Andrew plans to major in Business.
Laurinburg, NC - The Montreat College men's golf team traveled to Laurinburg, NC, on October 19th-20th to compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Fall Championship. The young Cavaliers squad placed 9th in the field of 11 teams competing in the tournament.
Taylor Johnson (JR/Statesville, NC) and Luke McGann (FR/Cary, NC) led the way for Montreat, with both players shooting 155 (+11) for the tournament, which was good for a 28th place tie. Dylan Jones (SR/Mill Spring, NC) shot a 157 (+13) to finish in a tie for 35th place. Trey Goodson (FR/Jacksonville, NC) finished in a tie for 41st place with his score of 160 (+16). Phillip Westberry (FR/Snellville, GA) rounded out the team effort for the Cavaliers, shooting a 161 (+17) to place in a tie for 45th.
"The guys struggled this week, but they fought hard the second day and made up some ground. We are a very young team, so the biggest challenge we've faced this season is getting all 5 players to play well at the same time. If we can do that, we will compete. We have a clear plan of what we need to work on going into the off-season", said Head Coach John Sullivan.
The team will wrap up their fall campaign as they travel to Columbia, SC to compete in the Columbia College Fall Invitational, November 2nd & 3rd.
Pineville, KY - The Montreat College men's golf team continued their fall season by traveling to Pineville, Kentucky to compete in the Bulldog Fall Invitational, hosted by Union College this past Monday and Tuesday. The men played balanced golf over the course of the two-day tournament and finished 7th overall with a team score of 621.
On Monday, the team was on the same page as Dylan Jones (SR/Mill Spring, NC), Taylor Johnson (JR/Statesville, NC), Luke McGann (FR/Cary, NC), and Phillip Westberry (FR/Snellville, GA) all posted 77. The total score of 308 had the men sitting in 6th place as a team heading into the second round. On Tuesday, Jones led the way with a 73, with Johnson matching his day one total with another 77. The day two team score of 313 pushed the Cavaliers back to 7th place as a team.
"The guys fought hard this week," said head coach John Sullivan. "This is one of the tougher courses we play throughout the season. It's exciting to watch their games progress each week. Each tournament gets us one step closer to where we want to be".
The team will return to action October 19th-20th as they travel to Laurinburg, NC to compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Fall Championship.