Dalton State Golf Is Set For Fall

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - by Bob Beavers
The 2014-2015 Dalton State men's golf team is practicing and preparing for the upcoming season.  Posing in front of the bell tower on campus are, from left: Sean Elliott, Tobi Ebner, Levi Nix, Anthony D'Angelo, Max Bruck, Dalton Johnson, Chase Jones, Austin Hughes, and Coach Ben Rickett
The 2014-2015 Dalton State men's golf team is practicing and preparing for the upcoming season. Posing in front of the bell tower on campus are, from left: Sean Elliott, Tobi Ebner, Levi Nix, Anthony D'Angelo, Max Bruck, Dalton Johnson, Chase Jones, Austin Hughes, and Coach Ben Rickett

The Dalton State men’s golf team begin their second season of play on September 15-16 at Sea Island Golf Club.

The Roadrunners have lost Tyler Mitchell to graduation, but five returning golfers are joined by a great group of young recruits.

Junior linkster Chase Jones is an honor graduate of Murray County High in Chatsworth. He led last year’s team with a 75.22 scoring average. He had five top 25 finishes, three in the top 10 including a couple of runner-up spots.

While a freshman at Darton College in Albany, Jones was part of the junior college national championships fifth place team.

Levi Nix is a junior who came to Dalton State last fall from Covenant College. His low round last season for the Roadrunners was a 69. He had six top 25 finishes and one in the top ten with a 76.72 scoring average.

Nix lists Bluffton, SC as his hometown.

Sophomore Tobi Ebner joined Dalton State in the spring of 2014 and finished in the top 25 of every event in which he played. His lowest round of the season was 68. His scoring average was 75.79.

Ebner is a native of Salzburg, Austria where he attended BHAK High School.

Junior Anthony D’Angelo had a 77.6 scoring average during the 2013-14 season. He had two top 10’s and three top 25 finishes. Before Dalton State, D’Angelo attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Hinds Community College.

While in high school at Long Beach High in Gulfport, MS, he was a three-time district champ in golf and two-time state champ.

Sophomore Maximillian Bruck is a native of Frauenkirchen, Austria. He has been injured, but is expected to contribute significantly to this year’s team.

In high school, Bruck was the Lower Austrian Amateur Champion. He was also second place in Austrian National Stroke Play.  

Two college transfers and a recent high school graduate join the Roadrunner golf team this year.

Sophomore Sean Elliott is a graduate of Westfield High School in Westfield, NJ where he was the Hank Haney IJGA Player of the Year and first team all-state.

Elliott came to Dalton State from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association conference champions University of Central Missouri. The team was fifth in the NCAA-II championship tournament. He was medalist in the US Amateur public links qualifier.

Sophomore Austin Hughes is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia where he excelled in golf and hockey.  In high school at South Delta Secondary, Hughes was on the high school golf team from the 8th grade. He was three time winner of the Vancouver golf tour and a top five British Columbia Golf Association Zone Four Order of Merit. He was also the Zone Four Marine Drive champion.  

While at Northwood University, Hughes had the school’s freshman low scoring average of 72.9. 

Freshman Dalton Johnson is a 2014 graduate of Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, Ga. where he was the Bulldog’s golf Player of the Year during each of his four years.

Johnson’s Mary Persons teams went to the state tournament during his final three years. Before that, the Bulldogs had not been to state in over 20 years.

The Fall Schedule:

September 15-16   College of Coastal Georgia Invitational       Sea Island, Ga.

October 3-5             NAIA Fall Preview                                           LPGA International

                                                                                                             Club Course 

                                                                                                             Daytona Beach, Fl.

October 13-14         State Farm Intercollegiate                          Woodlake Golf Course

                                                                                                            Tazewell, TN.

October 20-21         Chick-Fil-A Invitational                                 Coosa Country Club

                                   (hosted by Berry College)                            Rome, Ga.







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