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Men's Golf

Carl Sandburg College has had a golf program on and off since 1969. In 2005, Sandburg successfully revived the program. Since then, the Chargers have won the program's lone Arrowhead Conference championship and have made six trips as a team to the NJCAA Division II national tournament. Home meets are held at Lake Bracken Country Club, located just south of Galesburg. 

NJCAA Division II National Tournament
2010 (17th), 2011 (14th), 2013 (12th), 2014 (17th), 2015 (16th), 2018 (19th)
Arrowhead Conference Champions
Region IV Tournament runner-up
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

2021-22 Men's Golf Roster

2021-22 Men's Golf Roster

High School
Adam Cash Fr. Pekin, Ill. Pekin
Cole Hopping So. Vermont, Ill. VIT
Calvin Peterson So. Williamsfield, Ill. Williamsfield
Lorin Peterson Fr. Williamsfield, Ill. Williamsfield
Clayton Phillips Fr. New London, Iowa New London
Cooper Theleritis Fr. Pekin, Ill. Pekin


Head coach: Ryan Twaddle

2021-22 Men's Golf Schedule

Fall Season

Fall season
Aug. 26-27 Sandburg Invite 611 — 3rd
Thursday, Aug. 26 1 p.m. First round Lake Bracken Galesburg 307
Friday, Aug. 27 8:30 a.m. Second round Oak Run Dahinda 304
Tuesday, Aug. 31 1 p.m. Duane Chanay Invite Oakwood Coal Valley PPD
Sept. 15-16 Sauk Valley Invite 643 — 5th
Wednesday, Sept. 15 1 p.m. First round Deer Valley Deer Grove 319
Thursday, Sept. 16 9 a.m. Second round PrairieView Byron 324
Sunday, Sep. 19 11 a.m. Southeastern (match play event) Flint Hills Burlington, Iowa
Friday, Sept. 24 12:30 p.m. Kishwaukee Fairways Rochelle 316 — T-2nd
Friday, Oct. 1 Noon Region IV Preview PrairieView Byron 322 — T-4th
Oct. 2-3 Knox Prairie Fire Fall Invite Soangetaha Galesburg 615 — T-2nd
Saturday, Oct. 2 Noon First round 308
Sunday, Oct. 3 9:30 a.m. Second round 307
Oct. 7-9 Region IV Tournament PrairieView Byron 956 — 7th
Thursday, Oct. 7 10 a.m. First round 314
Friday, Oct. 8 10 a.m. Second round 318
Saturday, Oct. 9 10 a.m. Third round 324
Coaching Staff


Head Coach

Ryan Twaddle

Ryan Twaddle became the men's golf coach at Carl Sandburg College in 2013 and has guided the Chargers to four NJCAA Division II national tournament appearances in his tenure. The Chargers' 12th-place finish at the 2013 national tournament was the best showing in program history. Twaddle also serves as Sandburg's men's basketball coach. During the 2013-14 basketball season, he guided the Chargers to their first Region IV tournament championship and their first appearance in the NJCAA Division II national tournament, helping him earn NJCAA Region IV and NJCAA District 3 Coach of the Year honors for 2014. Prior to becoming the men's basketball coach, he was an assistant at Sandburg for four seasons under former head coach Mike Bailey. Twaddle graduated from Macomb High School and continued his athletic career at Carl Sandburg, earning two letters in both basketball and baseball. He lives in Galesburg and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois University.