Golf

Elon golf reflects on year of change

4/30/14 10:48am

The 2013-14 Elon University golf season was defined by a sense of newness. For the men’s program, the season marked the first in 41 years without Bill Morningstar as head coach.

Elon men’s golf struggles at SoCon Tournament

4/22/14 6:36pm

Coming off of a second-place finish and individual win at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational, the Elon University men’s golf team fell flat with a ninth place finish out of ten teams at the Southern Conference Tournament in Pinehurst, N.C.

Elon women's golf wins second tournament

4/7/14 10:46am

Competing at the UNCW Seahawk Classic in Wallace, N.C., the Elon University women’s golf team claimed its second tournament title of the year. Before Sunday, Elon had not won two tournaments in the same year since 2009-10.

Men's golf places fifth at Furman Intercollegiate

3/31/14 10:51am

Behind a final round 71 from senior John Somers, the Elon University men’s golf team placed fifth out of 18 teams at the Furman Intercollegiate March 28-30 in Greenville, S.C. The Phoenix finished with a final score of 881, 17 strokes over par at the Furman University Golf Course.

Elon golf wins first team title since 2010

3/16/14 4:58pm

Sophomore Emily Brooks shot an opening-round 69 and the Elon University women’s golf team never looked back en route to winning its first team title since 2010 at the JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational in Orange Park, Fla. The Phoenix finished +11 with a combined score of 892 for the three-day event, shooting combined rounds of 293, 300 and 299.

Vidisdottir setting up for big 2013-2014 women's golf season

10/7/13 2:06pm

As the Elon University women’s golf team prepares to begin its season this spring, it will look to accomplished sophomore Sunna Vidisdottir to lead the way. Vidisdottir is coming off an impressive freshman year and is expected to be among the top players in the Southern Conference this year. Perhaps even more unique than Vidisdottir’s talent, though, is her route to Elon. Crossing seas Vidisdottir came to Elon last fall from Reykjavik, Iceland, and has been a key contributor to the Phoenix from the start.

Bill Morningstar retires after 41 years at Elon

5/30/13 1:34pm

The Class of 2013 has been at Elon University for four years. Bill Morningstar’s time at the school, both as a student and athletic coach, nearly multiplies that number by 11. To put in perspective how long Morningstar has been a part of the Elon landscape, he arrived on the campus of what was then Elon College in 1960, three years after Earl Danieley assumed the president’s office. While Morningstar graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1964, graduation day for the Class of 2013 will mark another graduation in its own right for the 41-year coach. Officially announcing his retirement from the men’s golf program in December, Morningstar leaves a legacy decorated with more than just accolades and records on the links. Elon College — round No.