The Lehigh men’s golf team is coming off a historic 2012-13 season where the Mountain Hawks qualified for their first NCAA Regional after winning their first Patriot League Championship since 1997. The Mountain Hawks also won three tournaments in the 2012-13 school year, after previously not winning a tournament since 2009.
The Lehigh men’s golf team completed its spring season Saturday at the NCAA Tempe Regional on the ASU Karsten Golf Course. Junior Alex DiClemente led the Mountain Hawks on Saturday shooting even par 70, the lowest round of the tournament for Lehigh. The Mountain Hawks finished in 14th place in their first NCAA Regional appearance with a final score of 892 (301-295-296).
The Lehigh men’s golf team showed improvement on day two of the NCAA Tempe Regional. Four of the five Mountain Hawks bettered their first round scores as Lehigh shot 295 Friday at the ASU Karsten Golf Course. The Mountain Hawks were 15 over par on Friday and remain in 14th place at 36 over par 596 (301-295).
In its first appearance in the NCAA Regional, the Lehigh men’s golf team held things together through the front nine, but the Mountain Hawks ran into collective trouble on the back nine to shoot 301 in round one Thursday at the ASU Karsten Golf Course. Battling 100-degree heat and desert conditions, the Mountain Hawks are 14th out of 14 teams in the field after 18 holes in the Regional.
The Lehigh men’s golf team prepares to make its first ever NCAA appearance as the Mountain Hawks head to Tempe, Ariz. for the NCAA Tempe Regional beginning Thursday. The three-day, 54-hole event will be played on the 7,036-yard, par-70 ASU Karsten Golf Course.