OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha men’s golf team begins its springs season at The Colin Montgomerie hosted by Houston Baptist on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27-28 in Spring, Texas.
The Mavericks were the surprise of the Summit League last season by finishing as the runner up in the league championship after being picked to finish seventh in the preseason coaches’ poll. They’re hoping for a similar finish or better this season even though they’re again picked to finish seventh.
The Mavericks played in five tournaments during the fall season and put up their best effort in the season’s last event at Old Dominion in late October. Sophomore Kevin Gordon shot a school record 54-hole score of 208 to lead the Mavericks to a ninth-place finish in an 18-team field that featured some traditional powers.
Gordon, the 2016 Summit League Championship MVP and an NCAA qualifier, leads the Mavericks in scoring through the fall and ranks sixth in the league with a stroke average of 73.5.
“Last year, Kevin had a very strong spring as a freshman and was the first UNO player in the Division I era to represent us at the NCAA regionals,” said head coach Seth Porter. “He could get back there this year, and we hope he’s got some teammates for company.”
Senior Ben Maskus is another top golfer in the Summit League. He ranks 14th in scoring in the Summit through the fall and finished in a three-way tie for second at the 2016 league championship.
Following play at Houston Baptist, the Mavericks will move on to the Sacramento State Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, March 6-7.