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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

2020-21 Men's Golf Roster
High School
Cooper Beck So. Petersburg, Ill. PORTA
Tanner Blum So. Elmwood, Ill. Elmwood
Grant Campbell So. Earlville, Ill. Earlville
Daniel Frank Fr. Pekin, Ill. Eureka
Cole Hopping Fr. Vermont, Ill. VIT
William Ornduff Fr. Cameron, Ill. United
Grant Otting So. Taylor Ridge, Ill. Rockridge
Calvin Peterson Fr. Williamsfield, Ill. Williamsfield
Trace White So. Mount Pleasant, Iowa Mount Pleasant


Head coach: Ryan Twaddle

2020-21 Men's Golf Schedule

Spring Season

Last updated: April 7

Spring season
Tourney/Host School
Tuesday, April 6 1:30 p.m. Sauk Valley Invite Deer Valley Deer Grove 2nd — 312
Friday, April 16 1:30 p.m. Kishwaukee Fairways GC Rochelle
Tuesday, April 20 1:30 p.m. Illinois Valley Senica's Oak Ridge Peru
Thursday, April 22 1:30 p.m. Sandburg Lake Bracken Galesburg
Tuesday, April 27 1:30 p.m. Highland Park Hills Freeport
Wednesday, May 5 1 p.m. Black Hawk TPC Deere Run Silvis
May 18-21 NJCAA Division II National Championship Swan Lake Plymouth, Ind.

Fall Season

Fall season
Sept. 9-10 Sauk Valley Invite 660 — 4th
Wednesday, Sept. 9 9 a.m. First Round PrairieView Byron 333
Thursday, Sept. 10 9 a.m. Second Round Deer Valley Deer Grove 327
Tuesday, Sept. 15 11 a.m. Duane Chanay Invite TPC Deere Run Silvis 330 — 7th
Sept. 21-22 IVCC Invite Senica's Oak Ridge LaSalle
Monday, Sept. 21 10 a.m. First Round Canceled
Tuesday, Sept. 22 10 a.m. Second Round Canceled
Sept. 28-29 HCC-ICC Invite
Monday, Sept. 28 11 a.m. First Round Lick Creek Pekin Canceled
Tuesday, Sept. 29 10 a.m. Second Round The Den at Fox Creek Bloomington Canceled
Friday, Oct. 2 Region IV Preview PrairieView Byron 333 — 4th
Oct. 8-9 Region IV Tournament PrairieView Byron 983 — 3rd
Thursday, Oct. 8 First Round (27 holes)
Friday, Oct. 9 Second Round (27 holes)
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.