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DDN: Wright State golf: Reloading Raiders hope to build on strong tradition

Mikkel Mathiesen

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

The Wright State golf team flattened the competition in coach Conner Lash’s first season in 2021-22, winning nine of 11 regular-season events and then soaring to a 10-shot victory in the Horizon League tourney.

Though Lash beefed up the schedule after that recording-setting year, the Raiders still played at a high standard last season. They picked up three wins and were second four times, including a runner-up showing in the league.

But they’ve sputtered so far this fall while trying to replace a few stalwarts. Through four outings, they’ve finished no better than fifth.

If they want to reach the top of the league again, they’ll have to start converting more bogeys into pars and pars into birdies.

“It’s been a common theme this year. We have one bad round (out of three) that puts us behind the 8-ball. We’re in a territory we haven’t been in the last couple years,” he said.

Tyler Goecke, the 2023 league champ, transferred to Illinois for his fifth year of eligibility. And the Raiders also lost a pair of multi-year starters to graduation in Davis Root and Cole Corder.