By SAMANTHA HART
(TEANECK) – Sophomore Golfer Patrick Brennan made the FDU Knights proud when he was named Co-NEC Golfer of the Month for March. Shooting 74 for two rounds, Brennan’s score was low enough to earn a sixth-place finish out of 95 competitors at the Lonnie Baron Invitational in Daytona, Florida the first week of March.
In an interview with Brennan, he expressed that he wasn’t expecting to receive the award and it took him by surprise.
“I shot some decent scores, but didn’t even think about being selected as player of the month.”
Brennan also added that he thought the Lonnie Baron Invitational was his best performance so far this year. Since the tournament was on March 5 and 6 and the conference awards were doled out on March 14, Brennan believes, in retrospect, that his elite performance at the in September and tied for first place as an individual, as well.
The Knights have several tournaments to go, including the FDU Checkmate challenge, the team’s only home tournament. The team is back in Daytona the last week of April for the NEC Championship tournament.
One of Brennan’s personal goals this season is to win a tournament not only as a team, but also as an individual. He came close at the Monmouth Invitational, but says it wasn’t enough to satisfy his goal. With three tournaments to go, Brennan still has his chance to win as an individual, while also topping the playing field as a team.
With the skill of Brennan, along with Sophomore Florian Schroedl and Senior Chris McCormack, both with four top-20 finishes on the season, the Knights have their sights set high for Conference Championships.