Piedmont Men’s Golf: Getting Into the Swing of Things


Piedmont Golf finished fifth in the Savannah Invitational. PHOTO//JOSEPH GARWOOD

Matt Kodrowski, Online Editor

Piedmont Men’s golf is coming off a monster performance on March 7-March 8 in the Savannah Harbor Invitational. The team finished in 5th out of 19 teams. Fred Roberts IV and Josh Hebrink really stood out for the Lions in the tournament. Roberts finished 12th overall after making two eagles in the final round, leading him to round shooting 1 under. However, Hebrink finished the tournament tied for 3rd overall, leading the Lions in the tournament.

“It was a great way to start the Spring season,” says Hebrink. “We finished pretty well against some really good competition as a team. It felt great to be out competing again. It was a good course, and we were able to knock off some off-season rust.”

Part of what helped to carry Hebrink to one of the top positions on the leaderboard was his performance in the second round when he shot a 69 through 8 holes. The only lion to shoot under 70.

“It meant a lot to me as it was my first time breaking 70 in tournament competition,” Hebrink says. “It feels good to know the work I’m putting in is paying off.”

The course itself presented its own challenges that the team attacked head-on.

Hebrink says, “The wind was blowing pretty good the first day when we played 36 holes. The course was also pretty narrow off the tee, so adding in the wind made it pretty difficult at some points.”

Piedmont Men’s golf team will be traveling to Jekyll Island for the next tournament in the Jekyll Island Invitational from Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20.

“We have been working on short irons a lot, as well as hitting greens. We drive the ball very well as a team, so continuing to take advantage of the par 5’s and short irons are going to be important in this next tournament.”