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Men's Golf

Carl Sandburg College has had a golf program on and off since 1969. In 2005, Sandburg successfully revived the program. Since then, the Chargers have won the program's lone Arrowhead Conference championship and have made six trips as a team to the NJCAA Division II national tournament. Home meets are held at Lake Bracken Country Club, located just south of Galesburg. 

NJCAA Division II National Tournament
2010 (17th), 2011 (14th), 2013 (12th), 2014 (17th), 2015 (16th), 2018 (19th)
Arrowhead Conference Champions
Region IV Tournament runner-up
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

2019-20 Men's Golf Roster
High School
Cooper Beck Fr. Petersburg, Ill. PORTA
Tanner Blum Fr. Elmwood, Ill. Elmwood
Grant Campbell So. Earlville, Ill. Earlville
Matt Graves So. Oneida, Ill. ROWVA
Kevin Greene Fr. El Paso, Ill. El Paso-Gridley
Brice Margenthaler Fr. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Central
Grant Otting Fr. Taylor Ridge, Ill. Rockridge
Trace White Fr. Mount Pleasant, Iowa Mount Pleasant

Head coach: Ryan Twaddle

2019-20 Men's Golf Schedule

Fall Season

Fall season
Thursday, Aug. 29 1:30 p.m. Charger Classic Lake Bracken Galesburg 325 — 1st
Friday, Aug. 30 1:30 p.m. Kewanee Dunes Classic Kewanee Dunes Kewanee 326 — 5th
Friday, Sept. 6 1:30 p.m. Duane Chanay Invite Byron Hills Port Byron 317 — T-7th
Wednesday, Sept. 11 TBD IVCC Match Play Event Fyre Lake Sherrard 4th
Friday, Sept. 13 1 p.m. Skyhawk Classic Rock River Dixon 339 — 5th
Sept. 20-21 IVCC Classic 639 — 12th
Friday, Sept. 20 12:30 p.m. First Round Deer Park Oglesby 323
8 a.m. Second Round Senica's Oak Ridge LaSalle 316
Friday, Sept. 27 Noon Region IV Classic PrairieView Byron 344 — 8th
Oct. 3-5 Region IV Championship PrairieView Byron 1,012 — 4th
Thursday, Oct. 3 11 a.m. First Round 333
Friday, Oct. 4 10 a.m. Second Round 336
Saturday, Oct. 5 10 a.m. Third Round 343
Coaching Staff


Head Coach

Ryan Twaddle

Ryan Twaddle became the men's golf coach at Carl Sandburg College in 2013 and has guided the Chargers to four NJCAA Division II national tournament appearances in his tenure. The Chargers' 12th-place finish at the 2013 national tournament was the best showing in program history. Twaddle also serves as Sandburg's men's basketball coach. During the 2013-14 basketball season, he guided the Chargers to their first Region IV tournament championship and their first appearance in the NJCAA Division II national tournament, helping him earn NJCAA Region IV and NJCAA District 3 Coach of the Year honors for 2014. Prior to becoming the men's basketball coach, he was an assistant at Sandburg for four seasons under former head coach Mike Bailey. Twaddle graduated from Macomb High School and continued his athletic career at Carl Sandburg, earning two letters in both basketball and baseball. He lives in Galesburg and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois University.