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With a lot to look forward to, Muhlenberg’s men’s and women’s golf programs are ready to swing into action this spring. 

The Muhlenberg women’s golf team is represented by just two players, Kailyn Foss ‘25 and Carly Cramer ‘25. During their last tournament of the fall season, the Turtle Creek Intercollegiate hosted by Arcadia University, Kramer recorded four pars– three of them being in a row. Foss recorded five pars and tied for tenth out of 30 competitors. While the women’s team may be small in numbers, they have proven to be strong on the course and composed of great chemistry. Foss adds, “While golf can be an individual sport, I’m most looking forward to golfing with my teammate Carly. We both are members of Alpha Chi Omega and I’m lucky to share these experiences alongside such a supportive individual.” 

After a strong fall season, the athletes are setting goals for an even more competitive spring season. Foss specifically states, “I hope to be more consistent and keep a positive attitude throughout this season. I want to work on my short game and hitting the greens in regulation.” 

Before both the men’s and women’s programs begin their regular spring season, they will take a memorable spring break trip. Aron Gianchandani ‘24 said, “We are very much looking forward to going back to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for our Spring Break trip. We will take this time to bond more as a team, get some time to prepare for our season, and have the opportunity to practice difficult shots that we may see during competitions.”

Following the trip, the women’s first season tournament will take place on Monday, Mar. 18 at the Lebanon Valley Invitational. The men’s first season tournament will take place at the McDaniel Spring Invitational– Saturday, Mar. 23-24. 

Gianchandani gave insight into what the men’s side is hoping to accomplish this spring. “As in the fall, we are trying to play smart and make the decisions that we feel will benefit our game and that will lower our score. Another goal is to place in the top three in at least two of our tournaments and even get a win as a team against all of the other top-tier Division III schools. It would be very cool to win a tournament individually as this would show the effort put forth in the golf season. The golf program learned a lot of valuable lessons from the fall season. We took many chances during our rounds this past season which did not pay off, but we’re hoping to cash in during the upcoming season. We had one guy [Drew Hynes ‘24] shoot a career low in the fall and hope that others follow in his footsteps toward career lows.”

At the 2023 Lion’s Fall Invitational, the men’s program finished their fall season on a high note, placing fourth overall with standout performances from Alex McCauley ‘26, Gianchandani, Ryan Tasetano ‘27 and Charlie Kerprich ‘26. 

Henry Stoer ‘24, who cut more than six strokes off his average going into the fall season, said, “Team chemistry is certainly high this season. We retained almost all of our team from last year and the new recruits have fit in well. Our goals right now are to just improve on what we have been working on and play to our strengths and abilities when out on the course.” 

In terms of goals, Stoer added, “I am looking forward to playing well in the conference tournament this year. This is my last year as a Muhlenberg golfer and I would like to play well in the tournament that means the most to the team.” 

Gianahcandani spoke on some of those meaningful tournaments, “Another big event we have this spring is a match at Franklin & Marshall. There will be a lot of very good teams at this event and we want to do well. We are also very much excited for this year’s Conference Championship as both our men’s and women’s teams will compete on the same course during the same weekend. For the men’s team, it will be on the same course as it was last year where we had a great showing, so we are hoping to carry that momentum into this year’s tournament and improve upon it.” 

With great team chemistry, talent, and energy, Muhlenberg’s golf programs are expected to obtain much success this spring season. 

Olivia Oberman '24, a neuroscience major and member of the Muhlenberg women's soccer team. She enjoys meeting new people and listening to their stories!

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