Dr. Arthur Keiser, himself an avid golfer, commends the KU  College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) ‘Eagles’ golf team for securing a second-place finish at the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) Fall Regional 2 Tournament, held at at Champions Club At Summerfield in Stuart, Fla. The strong finish clinched a wild card position, advancing the Eagles to the National Championship for the third consecutive year since the team was established.

In earning the coveted trip to Nationals, the Eagles shot a total 774 and competed against much larger universities, such as Florida State University, University of Central Florida (two teams), University of Florida (two teams), and University of Miami. Members of the KUCOG team with their low scores for the tournament included: Chad Alibozek (76), Victor Cuevas (76), Anthony Hegger (81), Jacob Hensler (79), Michael Kolar (82), Jacob Podgorski (78), Nicholas Saupe (81), and Colby Takushi (74). Eagles teammates Alibozek, Hegger and Takushi were also awarded with individual trophies for their performance during the tournament.

“We’re very excited by the extraordinary accomplishments of our Keiser University Eagles golf team at the NCCGA tournaments,” says John McMurry, Vice President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. “Despite the odds, these young players have demonstrated tremendous resilience and dedication to achieve their goals, and those are the exact same qualities that many of our students display everyday as they work toward a career in the golf industry. Their passion for the game and commitment to excellence is always inspiring.”

The NCCGA Fall National Championship will be held at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Philadelphia, Miss. on Nov. 15, 2014 and Nov. 16, 2014. For more information, visit www.NCCGA.org.