Brown University Cuts Men’s & Women’s Golf

Brown men’s and women’s golf will be cut. PHOTO: Brown Athletics

Brown University announced that it has cut both men’s and women’s golf as part of an initiative to improve competitiveness of varsity sports teams and enhance the strength of club sports. 

Along with the golf teams, nine other Brown teams were also cut, including men’s and women’s fencing, women’s skiing, squash, men’s track, field and cross country.

“We envision varsity athletes who, as Brown students, are among the most academically talented in the world, who also compete on teams that are among the most competitive among our peers. And we have a vision for club sports that offer competitive athletic opportunities to a wide array of students, while also supporting health and well-being. The Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative is a bold plan to reshape athletics for our student-athletes and to achieve that vision,” said Brown President Christina Paxson.

The cuts are effective immediately, according to the University. 

Brown Golf 

The Bears men’s golf team is coached by Michael Hughes and had a roster of eight players for the 2019-20 season, including four seniors. 

The men’s team played in four tournaments prior to the coronavirus pandemic shutting everything down with their best finish coming at the Hamptons Intercollegiate in October – they came in ninth. 

The men’s home course was Metacomet Golf Club, which is in its last summer after a group including Brad Faxon decided to sell it after just one year. 

The women’s golf team was coached by Jackie Beck and consisted of nine players, according to the roster. 

The women’s best finish in the 2019-20 season was second in the Sacred Heart Fall Classic. 

Elimination of Golf Across U.S. 

The cuts at Brown comes after the men’s golf team at the University of Akron in Ohio, and men’s golf at St. Edwards University in Texas were also cut. 

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