Gaels lack consistency throughout fall season



Sean Burke lead the Gaels to back to back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

The Iona College golf team aims to work on performing their best at every tournament as they finish their fall season on Oct. 28 at the 2019 Metropolitan Intercollegiate.

The season so far has been relatively good, with their lowest placing for a tie at ninth out of 17 at the 2019 Matthews Auto Collegiate Invitational. The highlight of the fall season was successfully bringing home the Iona-University College Dublin Challenge Cup, beating UCD12-5.

“Having won it the last two times over there really says something about the level and quality of our guys,” head coach Sean Burkesaid.

The struggle to find consistency is just fine tuning for the defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions, Burke claims. Overall, the team’s efforts, from practicing to competing, show when it comes to the course.

Nonetheless, Burke continues to try and find the answer to the problem.

“We haven’t been able to identify what the reason for inconsistency is,” Burke said. “It can be a number of factors but we’ll get it figured out…come the spring slate.”

While winning the MAAC again is the major goal competitively, the team has other minor goals throughout the season they hope to accomplish, including building on themselves as people.

“One [of our goals] is just having our guys progress, get better and become great people, great leaders,” Burke said. “How they represent the program and how they go about their business is a testament to them and their character.”

The aim is to get better in their performances come the spring season. High expectations and consistent results will show if the team puts their best foot forward and win, according to Burke.