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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...

2015 Masters Champion: Jordan Spieth

2015 Masters Champion: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Lee Kirkland, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Golf, Sports

Although he was not yet able to legally drink alcohol last year, Jordan Spieth still tied for second place in The Masters. Spieth was not going to let this one get away from like last year, when Bubba Watson closed strong and was able to don his second Green Jacket. Spieth, now 21, finished this year’s...

Fall Sports Overview

Emily Rochefort

November 5, 2014


Filed under Golf, News, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Men’s Soccer   In another overtime game, the Mercer Men’s Soccer Team came out victorious against the Wofford Terriers 3-2. In the exciting Tuesday night matchup, the Terriers scored first, making the score 1-0 in the 27th minute. The Bears did not answer until 40 minutes later, when Will...

Coaching spotlight: Gary Guyer

Emily Rochefort

November 5, 2014


Filed under Golf, News, Sports

Gary Guyer, coach of the Mercer University Women’s Golf Team, is the winningest coach in the program’s history.  The program has been extremely successful since he came to the team in 2008. As of his arrival, the team has climbed national rankings and was ranked in 55th among 256 division one programs...

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort

October 22, 2014


Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer   After a full 90 minutes and two overtimes, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team could not overpower the Furman University Paladins, tying the team 0-0. In the Oct. 5th contest, the Bears outshot the Paladins 16-12 but could not find the back of the net. Senior Tess Patton led th...

Fall Sports Overview: Sept. 21- Oct. 3

Emily Rochefort

October 10, 2014


Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer In its last non-conference game of the season, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team overwhelmed the University of South Carolina-Aiken 5-0. Four of the five goals in the contest were scored in the first half. Maddie Clark, Tess Patton, Brianna Stampler and Lauren Gassie all found the back...

Sports pyschology: individual versus team

Emily Rochefort

October 6, 2014


Filed under Golf, News, Sports

The rings of British accents chanting “Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole” echoed on the golf course, as Martin Kaymer, playing for Europe, and Steve Stricker, playing for the United States, began the penultimate match on the afternoon of the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup in Medinah, Illinois. The Americans headed...

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort

September 25, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer On Sept. 7, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team defeated the Houston University Cougars 3-2. In the third minute of the game, Washida Blackman, senior forward for the Bears, scored off of a free kick from Sarah Daane. Just before halftime, junior Sydney Brogden increased the score to...

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