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Golf course adds fee for faculty

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University administrators recently raised the price of golf memberships for all staff members from no fee to $100. The change comes as a way to increase efficiency, according to Tom Missel, interim vice president for student relations. “Finding new revenue streams is one way the university can increase its operational efficiency and strengthen its financial…

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Golf’s early success looks to spark rest of year

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By Jonathan Sawyer Sports Editor The St. Bonaventure University golf team has already won two events this season and is looking to keep capitalizing on big moments. The team has finished first in two events, the Little Three Invitational in Springville, on Sept. 26 to 28 and the Binghamton Invitational in Binghamton on Oct. 2…

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Second invitational in a row for Bonnies

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By Anthony Candelaria Staff Writer The St. Bonaventure golf team came off a good showing from the Little Three golf tournament last week and the team looked to carry that momentum into the Binghamton invite according to sophomore golfer Brent Morgan. “I think we are all playing very solid. Not many weaknesses are being shown…

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Goodbye to Greatness

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By Mikael DeSanto Sports Assignment Editor On a Sunday that shocked the world of sports and then shook it to its foundations, the game of golf lost one of its legends. On Sept. 25, Arnold Palmer died from “complications from heart problems,” according to espn.com. Palmer, according to golfweek.com, was a seven-time major championship winner,…

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Golfer looks to rejuvenate Bonnies

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Sports are often thought of as activities done for fun, but for junior Josh Stauffer, golf is a way of life. “Growing up, I was surrounded by golf,” Stauffer said.  “My dad is a golf pro in Bradford, Pennsylvania, my hometown, and my mom works at the golf course too. So, when I was younger, I…

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Golfers finish sixth

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Golf is not usually thought of as an indoor sport, but for the St. Bonaventure golf team, indoor practice has been going on for months. So, when the first invitational of the spring season took place last month, it came as no surprise that the Bonnies did not play their best. Last weekend, the golfers…

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SBU finishes season in Dayton

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Battling inclement weather, the Bonnies wrapped up their fall season with a 12th-place finish at the Dayton Flyer Invitational. The Bonnies struggled with inconsistent play on the first day, ending their first round in eighth place with a score of 303. During the first round, junior Josh Stauffer and freshman Corey Long led the way for…

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Bonnies chip in for 8th place finish

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Last weekend, the Bonnies traveled to Binghamton, N.Y., taking an eighth place finish in the Binghamton Invitational. Fighting poor weather, the golfers battled through the first day of competition, finishing the opening half of the invitational in ninth place.  Things flowed more smoothly the second day, and with good rounds by junior Josh Stauffer and…

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Bonnies tee off with new coach

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Following the Cornell Invitational, the golf team traveled to Niagara Falls to compete in the Little Three Invitational. The teams present consisted of St. Bonaventure and longtime rivals Canisius and Niagara.  Coach Erik Hoops, who is in his first year with the program, was satisfied with the result. “We were disappointed that we didn’t play…

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Fall sports season is underway

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By Zach Waltz Sports Editor The golf, tennis and cross country teams have began their respective fall seasons this weekend, marking the beginning of St. Bonaventure’s fall sports schedule. The golf team will begin its season tomorrow at the Colgate Invitational at Colgate University, which will end on Sunday. Teams competing at the invitational will…

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Golfers prep for A-10 tournament

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By Pat Tintle Staff Writer After a disappointing trip to West Virginia for the Greenbrier Invitational, the Bonnies headed back north to Rochester, N.Y. for the Oak Hill Invitational. The two-day tournament, which took place on April 21 and 22, saw the Bonnies finish in sixth place out of the seven competing schools. Despite a…

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Mackey looks to lead

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By Pat Tintle Staff Writer While golf may not be known as the typical team sport, there are competitive relationships developing between Bonnie golfers on the course. “Obviously, golf is an individual sport,” senior Chris Mackey said. “But I don’t think a lot of people understand the team aspect is so important when trying to…

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Putters complete their fall season

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By Harrison Leone Sports Assignment Editor As the fall season draws to a close, the golf team will stow its nine-irons and putters until the milder days of spring. The team closed its first five weeks of play last Tuesday after competing in six invitationals. As per NCAA regulations, the team will not be able…

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Transfer offers hope for the future

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By Harrison Leone Sports Assignment Editor Golf is a sport built on the foundation of individual performance. There are no assists, no intricately coordinated plays and no one to rely on but yourself and your driver. Even in such a personal, even isolated, sport, there is the same sense of unity and common purpose on…

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Love of the game drives SBU golf coach

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By Harrison Leone Sports Assignment Editor In the words of golfing great Ben Hogan, “the most important shot in golf is the next one.” St. Bonaventure Golf Head Coach John Powers subscribes to a similar philosophy of the game he plays, coaches and loves. “One of the biggest things that can hinder your performance on…

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Rivalries take center stage for Bonnies

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By Harrison Leone Sports Assignment Editor Part of what attracts fans and athletes to sports is the element of rivalry. Teams that reside in the same neighborhood (Ohio State vs. Michigan) or have a long history of competition and animosity (Yankees vs. Red Sox) develop almost personal grievances that make their matchups all the more…

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Golf set to take on Big Red

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By Harrison Leone Sports Assignment Editor Ithaca, N.Y. is known for its gorges, Finger Lakes and higher education. For the St. Bonaventure golf team, however, it will be the site of the next challenge in its fall season. The team heads to the Cornell Invitational this weekend. Last season at the invitational, St. Bonaventure finished…

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Golfers set eyes on home course invitational

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By Harrison Leone Sports Assignment Editor Home-field advantage can often be the deciding factor in a sporting event. Playing in front of raucous, screaming fans can inspire an inferior team to victory, motivating the players to compete at the top of their skill level. In a sport such as golf, where crowd silence is a…

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Golfers ready to tee off new season

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By Harrison Leone Sports Assignment Editor The men’s golf team can look to the incipient 2012-13 season with an attitude of growth and progress. Following an eighth-place finish in last season’s Atlantic 10 tournament, Coach John Powers said he and the team performed well in the final tournament of the campaign. “I felt like that…

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Golfers gear up for A-10s

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By Harrison Leone Assitant Sports Editor A season’s worth of training, effort and preparation for the golf team boils down to one tournament. The Atlantic 10 championship tournament, will take place April 26-28 at the Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla. The upcoming tournament will mark the first time the Bonnies have been…

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