UMPI golf team back competing

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PRESQUE ISLE, Me (WAGM) - After not having a team last year, the golf program at UMPI is back. They return to the course this weekend with a match in Waterville. The Owls are led by former coach Joe Zubrick who is excited to see the program back at the school.

"It's great. It's been a few years since I coached and it will be a great opportunity to get this team going again and be part of the athletic family on campus," Zubrick said.

The team opened the season with a home match against Maine Maritime and Zubrick thinks the team showed quite a bit with only limited practice and is hoping with consistent practice the team can get better.

"There were some nice surprises early on. The guys had a rough start but began to come around and I could see some improvement on the last few holes. There was some obvious rusty spots on some of our players. If it hadn't been for those they would have been much closer to the top," Zubrick added.

Most of the golfers play other sports on campus, but for Tony Duarte this is his first time playing on a golf team. He is enjoying the sport and hopes to see the program last.

"I feel like there should always be a golf team at UMPI. I mean we have a great course here at PI and I feel like we should always have a team to play on it," Duarte said.