GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - 4 years ago Colorado Mesa didn't even have a golf team. Today, they're poised to do serious damage in the RMAC tournament.
The quick turn-around is due in large part to the direction of head coach Paul Brown. Brown, a collegiate golfer himself, tries to use his own experiences to teach his guys how to compete at the NCAA level.
“I really don’t expect anything less of them than for them to expect to win every time they tee it up”, says Brown.
Last week Sean Robbins took first at the Skyhawk Desert Shootout in California, beating out Co-captain Brandon Bingaman for the win.
Bingaman, the pre-season RMAC player of the year, is the bonafide leader.
“We’ve got a lot of real young guys who have some great talent and have great futures ahead of them," says Bingaman, I truly believe that”.
But Robbins' play has earned him the right to be a leader as well, even though he's just a sophomore.
“I feel privileged that Paul has asked me to be a captain this year," says Robbins, "It’s given me a lot of responsibility and I just feel privileged to be able to share my knowledge with the rest of the team and further myself”.
The RMAC championship tournament is in Goodyear, Arizona on April 22-23, and the team believes it's poised to win it all. They're peaking at the right time, and they're even looking to the pros for tips.
"I love Justin Rose's swing," says Bingaman, "He's playing really well too, he could win the Masters".