EFSC Golf Team Opens Fall Season This Week

By  //  September 9, 2013

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Arthur Leonard and Kyle Benson return

With the goal of making it an even dozen consecutive nationals appearances EFSC begins fall practice on Aug. 20. The immediate task is replacing key losses to graduation. Gone are two-time All-America Keith Greene, Anthony Skirk and Blake Biggs, the trio who powered the Titans to nationals. (EFSC image)

With the goal of making it an even dozen consecutive nationals appearances, EFSC began fall practice on Aug. 20. The immediate task is replacing key losses to graduation. Gone are two-time All-America Keith Greene, Anthony Skirk and Blake Biggs, the trio who powered the Titans to nationals. (EFSC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA  – Eastern Florida State College’s golf team begins its 2013 fall season today and tomorrow at Wallace State Community College in Cullman, Ala. with head coach Jamie Howell still in assessment mode.

BCC Golf Team Nelson Apsey, Kyle Benson, Tyler Howes, Arthur Leonard, Brett Maue,  Nicholas Maynard, Blake Biggs, Keith Greene, and Anthony Skirk.

BCC Golf team members include Nelson Apsey, Kyle Benson, Tyler Howes, Arthur Leonard, Brett Maue, Nicholas Maynard, Blake Biggs, Keith Greene and Anthony Skirk. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

“It’s too early to list performance goals for this team,” Howell said.

“We’re young and I need some time to evaluate where we are competitively.

“Last year’s team was deeper at this point. Keith Greene was a returning All-American and Anthony Skirk and Blake Biggs had both stepped up their games going into the fall season. Arthur Leonard and Kyle Benson return with a wealth of experience from last year and the new recruits will show their mettle in the upcoming events.”

Jamie Howell

Jamie Howell

Nine teams are expected to compete at Wallace State including defending national champion Central Alabama Community College.

A focus of Howell’s this fall has been the short game which bedeviled the Titans last season. And in that regard it’s so far, so good.

“The short game and putting practice has been going well,” Howell said.

“The guys have grasped what it is we are after and what we need to do to get there.”

Eastern Florida, which finished the 2012 season with a fifth-place finish in its 11 consecutive appearance in May’s NJCAA Division I National Tournament, has six events on the fall schedule.

Eastern Florida’s lone local appearance this fall is the Nov. 1-3 Collegiate Players Cup event with Melbourne’s Florida Tech.

BELOW VIDEO: The Eastern Florida State College golf team won the 2013 NJCAA Division I District 4 golf tournament and placed fifth in the National Tournament. Until July 1, 2013 the Titans competed under the institution’s former name, Brevard Community College.

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