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Golf came naturally for Mercer’s Kiko Rosete

Golf came naturally for Mercer’s Kiko Rosete

Jaya Alaan, Contributing Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Golf, Sports

Golf is a game that demands technique, confidence and strategy. It’s not a sport that can easily be mastered. However, sometimes the “golf gods” bless certain individuals. Kiko Rosete, a Mercer men’s golfer from Gijon, Spain, is one of those lucky people. Rosete was 2 years old when he sw...

Freshman Lauren Lighfritz makes immediate impact on the course

Freshman Lauren Lighfritz makes immediate impact on the course

Caitlyn Patton, Contributing Writer
October 9, 2016
Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

Lauren Lightfritz always sets her eyes on the prize. At her first college tournament, Lightfritz finished as the top Mercer golfer. Golfing since the age of seven, Lightfritz has worked tirelessly to get where she is today as a freshman NCAA Division-I (D1) golfer. At the age of 11, she starte...

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
April 1, 2016
Filed under Golf, Lacrosse, Podcast, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Volleyball

https://soundcloud.com/the-cluster-sports/inside-the-den-softballs-kaytlin-haney What's it like moving from Texas to Macon, Georgia? Justin and Hayes are joined by softball's Kaytlin Haney on this week's episode of Inside the Den. The hosts talk to the senior about her career at Mercer as well as...

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Inside the Den: A Just Ruling

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
March 27, 2016
Filed under Golf, Podcast, Sports

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule are back in this week with another Inside the Den podcast.  On this week's show, Justin sits down with a very special guest to talk about Mercer Golf. The guys also talk about all the spring sports teams in action. You will not want to miss this special episode....

Freshmen leading the charge for women’s golf

Freshmen leading the charge for women’s golf

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Golf, Sports

New faces have dominated the Mercer women’s golf team this season. After the resignation of seven-year head coach Gary Guyer, former Ole Miss coach Michele Drinkard was hired in June to lead the program. She wasn’t the only acquisition. Freshmen Mary Janiga, Payton Schanen, Terese Romeo and Ha...

Mercer Golf Team gears up for upcoming tournament

Mercer Golf Team gears up for upcoming tournament

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
March 3, 2016
Filed under Golf, Sports

Golf is a uniquely individual sport, but collegiate golf is different because it combines scores from the top five players who compete. The highest score, the  worst score, is dropped and the remaining four make up the total. The Mercer Men’s Golf team is undoubtedly that: a team. However, ind...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
January 30, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

The game of golf has been with freshman Mary Augusta Janiga from the moment she entered the world. She shares her namesake with the course that takes breathes away  — The Augusta National. The National, host of one of golf’s four majors — The Masters Tournament — resides in Augusta, Georgia...

Women’s Golf preparing for Johnie Imes Invitational

Women’s Golf preparing for Johnie Imes Invitational

September 28, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

As the Mercer women’s golf team boards the plane to Columbia, Missouri for the Johnie Imes Invitational on Sept. 28-29, the freshman-laden squad will look to improve upon its sixth place finish in its first tournament of the year, the Golfweek Program Challenge. The Bears recorded a three-day total of 894,...

New Women’s Golf Coach has eyes on the prize

New Women’s Golf Coach has eyes on the prize

Marin Guta, Digital Editor
September 28, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

Mercer’s new women’s golf coach, Michele Drinkyard, has her sights set on her team competing in the Southern Conference championship. Drinkyard, who has 12 years of coaching experience, spent eight seasons at Ole Miss after leading the Birmingham Southern program for four years. The coach l...

Mercer Golfer Jerry Ren turns international dream into reality

Mercer Golfer Jerry Ren turns international dream into reality

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
August 31, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

The 10-year-old stood next to his father on the range. Somewhere on China’s southern coast, he and the weekend warrior shagged balls. Whack. The ball flew off the tee. It went about 80 or 90 yards — he never hit it short for his age. From the first time he picked up a club, Jerry Ren’s...

The Masters: "A tradition unlike any other"

Justin Baxley
April 21, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

Every April, as the azaleas begin to bloom, the world's greatest golfers descend upon Augusta National for The Masters tournament, which is the first of four majors on the golf circuit. Every year, there is always the dark horse who jumps out and surprises the field or a perennial favorite who flexes his muscles and take...

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