Calling all golfers

Ferris golf to host open tryout

For the third year in a row, the Ferris men’s golf team will be hosting an open tryout over Labor Day weekend.

Current coach and former Ferris golfer Kyle Wittenbach has a few reasonings for hosting an open tryout.

“We have a large pool of players in the PGA Golf Management program that have been playing, practicing and improving over their years here and want to prove themselves as an NCAA athlete while making the team more competitive,” Wittenbach said.

Wittenbach knows the importance of finding potential players via the open tryout after he made the team through a similar route during his tenure as a Ferris golfer.

“I played for Ferris during 2009- 2012 and made my way onto the team through a tryout process of similar format, therefore I see the utility in searching for and finding players that may have slipped through the cracks or had a non-traditional journey to Ferris State as a player,” Wittenbach said.

“According to NCAA Rules and Regulations, high school athletes are allowed one tryout per university during their high school career so I invite top prospects for future classes, typically juniors, to participate in the tryout to prove themselves under collegiate conditions and pressure.”

Open tryouts are Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. There is a $50 fee to tryout. 

The Bulldogs begin their quest towards a NCAA championship by opening their season in a match play tournament at Northern Michigan University in Marquette Saturday, Sept. 8.