HLGU adds two golfers for men's team

HLGU adds two golfers for men's team
By Hannibal Courier-Post
Posted: Aug. 3, 2020 10:16 am Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 10:18 am

HANNIBAL | The Hannibal-LaGrange University men's golf team has signed two players for its 2020-21 season.

HLGU head golf coach Nick Davis welcomes both players to his program and said they both bring a passion for the game that he appreciates.

“I also like that both guys are not only golfers, but they work at golf courses in their community,” Davis said. “This tells me that they are learning about the game from many different aspects that will enhance their play. Their addition to the HLGU golf team is only going to make us stronger and more competitive.”

Justice Fluty graduated from Fort Osage High School in Independence, Mo., where he earned a top-five finish and first-team All-Conference honors in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference-White Division in 2019.

Fluty works at the Drumm Farm Golf Course and is the son of Amber and Michael Fluty. He plans on majoring in computer information systems at HLGU.

Andrew Jacobson comes from LaValle, Wis. and is a freshman transfer from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. At high school, he also played basketball and baseball, while serving as the basketball team captain during his junior and senior seasons.

Jacobson will also play basketball at HLGU and works at the Trapper Turn Golf Course in Wisconsin Dells. He is the son of Andrea and Joel Jacobson and two of his siblings are HLGU alumni. Outside of golf, Jacobson fishes, hunts and enjoys the outdoors.

Practices for fall sports teams are scheduled to begin shortly after school starts in August. All athletes must pass the return to play protocol that HLGU will be following, which was set up by the NAIA.

The HLGU men's golf team looks to pick up from a shortened spring season due to COVID-19. The teams returns four golfers to play in the fall season.

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