Bullet Shot: Athlete of the Week
By Claire Healey, Staff Writer
The Gettysburg College Men’s Golf Team is coming off an impressive season, where they finished the year with a second place finish at the Centennial Conference Championships in April. Leading the team last season was first-year Danny Harcourt, and he returns in hopes of another successful season.
Harcourt finished tied for second at Conferences last season, leading the Bullets on an incredible comeback the final day of competition. He was able to break the conference record with a 3-under 69 on the final 18 holes of the 54-hole tournament. Harcourt earned a place on the All-Centennial Conference Team, and he also landed the title of CC Co-Rookie of the Year.
Continuing his incredible success, Harcourt earned a place in the prestigious U.S. Amateur Championship by beating out a field of mostly Division I athletes in a qualifying competition. While Harcourt did not make it past the first two rounds of play, he still had the chance to compete with the best amateur golfers in the nation.
“The biggest difference was the length and difficulty of the golf course,” said Harcourt. “The caliber of the field is also something that was much different – you have 312 of the best amateurs in the world in one field, so it was definitely cool to be the only Division III player in it.”
For his sophomore season, Harcourt is poised for another outstanding season. With impressive results as a first-year and the opportunity to play in one of the biggest golf tournaments for amateurs, Harcourt has the experience to improve on last year’s successes.
Harcourt’s successes as a rookie have earned him the title of “Bullet of the Week!”