Aug. 30, 2006
Former Flyer Drew Tyrer will lead a roster of 11 players into his first full season as head coach beginning Monday. The UD men's golf team begins its 2006-07 schedule with the Wasioto Winds Invite hosted by Morehead State at Pine Mountain State Resort in Pineville, Ky. Ther complete 2006-07 UD Men's Golf schedule can be found at a href="http://daytonflyers.cstv.com/sports/m-golf/sched/dayt-m-golf-sched.html">www.DaytonFlyers.com
The Flyers head into the 2005-06 season led by seniors Sam Morton and John Zaller. Morton saw his best performance of last Spring come at UD's own Spring Invitational as he began with back-to-back rounds of 76 to finish tied for 17th individually. Zaller carded rounds of 73 and 74 to finish out last Spring at the A-10 Championships.
That duo will look to provide leadership to a Dayton roster filled with five sophomores and four freshmen - a challenge that the Flyers are willing to embrace according to Tyrer.
"I am very pleased with the schedule we are about to face and our young men are excited about the quality competition they will go up against," Tyrer said. "We have some new faces in our program that are ready to compete on a high level."
Dayton 2006 Fall schedule continues with four more tournaments following Labor Day weekend. UD will play at tournaments hosted by Eastern Kentucky, Ball State, Austin Peay and Western Carolina over a two month stretch designed to challenge all parts of the Flyers' game.
"This is a demanding start to our schedule overall," Tyrer commented. "This stretch should give our players ample opportunity to examine their game and then improve over the winter months."
Dayton gets things rolling again in the Spring with the Charleston Southern Spring Kickoff Classic on Feb. 19-20.
UD then heads to Campbell and Samford Universities on back to back weeks in March. A return trip to Eastern Kentucky follow on the final two days of the month.
The Flyers will spend the entire month of April in the Miami Valley. UD heads to Greene Country Club in Fairborn for the Norm Bullock Collegiate Classic on April 15 & 16.
One week later, Dayton will host the UD Invitational at the famous NCR Country Club on April 23 & 24.
"For the first time we will be hosting a two-day 54-hole event on the NCR Country Club South Course." Tyrer said. "We are very excited for visiting teams to have the opportunity to play a course that has hosted four major championships, most recently the 2005 U.S. Senior Open Championship."
The Flyers then head from one course known for championship play to another as they wrap up their season with the Atlantic 10 Championship. The A-10 title will be decided for the second consecutive season at Orange County National Golf Course in Winter Garden, Fla.
Overall, the schedule shapes up as a challenging one for the Flyers in terms of miles traveled and competition faced.
"This is a very challenging and demanding schedule," Tyrer said. "We will be playing 12 tournaments in eight different states between our fall and spring seasons. It is a great opportunity for our student-athletes to compete at a high level on some of the best courses available to collegiate players."