NEWS 12/11/12 2:55pm

Bill Morningstar, men's golf coach, to retire in May 2013

Bill Morningstar, the current head coach of the Elon University men's golf team, will retire in May 2013 after the men's golf season wraps up, according to an e-mail sent to faculty and staff today by athletic director Dave Blank. "It is with great gratitude that I inform you on the retirement of Bill Morningstar ’64, Director of Golf and Head Men’s Golf Coach, effective after the 2013 spring season in May," Blank said in the e-mail.

NEWS 5/10/12 10:14am

Tiger Woods remains patient through struggles

You have to give the guy credit. Tiger Woods is never rattled, even when going through the longest winless drought of his career from November 2009 until this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, he remained calm, cool and collected. He finally won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his first win in more than three years, and seemingly everyone was ready to hop right back onto the Tiger Woods bandwagon. Immediately, people began to talk about whether Woods could eclipse Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major victories again, oddsmakers pronounced him the favorite at the Masters. And then, Tiger Woods plummeted again.

NEWS 4/26/12 1:56pm

Women's golf finds silver lining in tough season

Another season has come to a close for the Elon University women’s golf team, and while head coach Chris Dockrill admits this campaign has been “probably one of (their) rougher seasons,” he’s proud of his team’s hard work and dedication. “We had a lot of highlights and good tournaments,” Dockrill said.

NEWS 4/2/12 5:14pm

Will Tiger win the Masters?

As we enter Masters week, the question everyone is asking is whether Tiger Woods can finally win his 15th major championship, his first since he won the US Open at Torrey Pines in 2008.

NEWS 3/27/12 1:59pm

Sports Briefs - March 28, 2012

Women’s golf competes in two events The Elon women’s golf team had two strong showings in the past two weeks. In the Low Country Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C., which finished March 26, the Phoenix finished fourth out of 15 teams with a 627 (318-309). Senior Virginia Mayer finished tied for 10th with a 154 (79-75), while junior Martyna Mierzwa (85-73) and freshman Kristi Ingram (77-81) shot 158 to tie for 16th. At the Pinehurst Challenge March 18-20, Mierzwa finished sixth individually with a one-over 217 (70-72-75), her best score of the 2011-2012 season, to help the Phoenix to a 13th-place finish with a 919 (307-302-310). Women’s tennis improves to 4-2 in SoCon Sophomore Frida Jansaker continued her stellar season against Georgia Southern University in Southern Conference women’s tennis action March 26, helping the Phoenix to a 6-1 victory over the Lady Eagles.

NEWS 3/14/12 11:25am

Sports Briefs - March 14, 2012

SoCon honors Phoenix’s O’Shea as Player of the Week  Senior pitcher Erin O’Shea was named the Southern Conference’s softball Player of the Week for games played March 5-11. She helped the Phoenix to a series sweep of Furman University over the weekend, hitting .714 with five hits, four runs, four RBI and three stolen bases.