DAYTON — The Wright State golf team announced its Spring 2023 schedule on Wednesday, a roster that features six tournaments, including the Wright State Invitational in April as the Raiders prepare to defend their Horizon League title from a spring ago.
The Raiders begin spring in mid-February when they travel to compete in the Frontier Olympics in Laredo, Texas, organized by the University of Houston. They follow the journey south with a visit to Goodyear, Arizona, for the Loyola Intercollegiate, hosted by Loyola Maryland at the Palm Valley Golf Course.
Wright State will play two familiar venues in March, traveling to St. Simons Island, Georgia, for the Sea Palms Invitational, hosted by Western Carolina, March 9-11, and then to Wilmington, North Carolina, for the Seahawk, hosted by UNC Wilmington. Intercollegiate March 26 and 27. The Raiders won the Sea Palms Invitational last spring and Tyler Goecke won top individual honors at the Seahawk Intercollegiate, while Wright State has a pair of top five teams in Wilmington over the past two seasons.
The Raiders wrap up the regular season on April 16 and 17, when they host the Wright State Invitational at Heatherwoode Golf Club. The Raiders have won the last two team titles and had the last two individual winners while acting as hosts for the event. Wright State travel to Florida for the 2023 Horizon League Championship from April 23-25 as the defending champions.
Wright State won its seventh Horizon League title last spring to go to the NCAA Championship for the sixth time in the show’s history, where the Raiders claimed the show’s best regional result, finishing ninth, while Goecke and Davis root finished tied by 12º individually.
Wright State recorded nine team tournament victories across 13 events in total spanning last year’s fall and spring calendar, a new program record, and five different Raiders won an individual title last season as well. Goecke was named Horizon League Player of the Year and Conner Lash was named HL Coach of the Year. In addition to the two top awards, Goecke joined the All-League First Team for Mikkel Mathiesen and ex-raider Bryce HaneyWhile Cole Corder won second-team honors. Additionally, Mathiesen was the 2022 Horizon League Individual Champion, the seventh Raider to earn the Horizon League individual honor in Wright State history, giving the Raiders the most individual champions in League history.