Mequon, Wis. - Head CUW coach Ray Engelking will choose from a mix of returnees and newcomers as he puts together his Fall 2011 golf squad. Gone are Greg Rusch, last season's MVP who averaged 85.7 in 11 meets and low handicapper Steve Roberts, who transferred to UW-Whitewater.
Eric Hertel (85.9 average in 16 competitions) will head the returnees. Senior Jon Waters, junior Nick Falkowski, junior Jon Wengel, and sophomore Michael Phung all saw extensive 2010 action and hope to bring their scores down significantly.
Waters and senior Jesse Huff, who played football the last four falls, have been the "heavy hitters" in early practices, according to Engelking. The veteran mentor has also been impressed with recent additions Shay Klitzke and Kevin Koerber.