North senior Tyler Schwenk on Thursday announced his commitment to continue his education and golf career at Lake Erie College.
“It has been a childhood dream of mine,” Schwenk said of playing in college. “Words can’t explain how thankful I am to be given this opportunity to play for Lake Erie.”
Schwenk, who averaged 39.9 strokes per nine holes in the fall, chose Lake Erie for a number of reasons, including the school’s proximity to his home and his confidence that the coaching staff and current players will challenge him to become a better player.
He’s also ready for the challenge of competing at a much higher level.
“The first step to preparing for the challenge is to just work even harder than I did in high school,” he said. “I have to keep playing and practicing. Putting myself in summer tournaments around the state with some of the best golfers around would prepare me for the competition at the collegiate level.”
As a senior, Schwenk shot an 84 at the sectional tournament and then ended his season with an 86 at the district competition.
As the weather breaks, he expects to spend a lot of time on the course preparing for his future.
“I ended last year on a positive note and I just started playing again with the nice weather recently and it seems that I’m picking up from where I left off last year,” he said. “If I keep playing and practicing at the range, the sky’s the limit.”
Schwenk plans to major in Sports Management at Lake Erie.