For Kent State junior Will Kurtz, the 2019-20 college golf season was short but solid.
Kurtz ranked second on the team with a stroke average of 72.63 through eight tournaments when the campaign ended early last month due to the coronavirus. The former Hudson High School star closed the season with two top-15 individual finishes in the last three events.
Kurtz tied for 13th at the Seminole Classic, closing with a 3-under 69 at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee, Florida. He then finished 14th by shooting 1-under-par over three rounds in what proved to be the final event of the season, the General Hackler Championship, which took place March 9-10 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
"Will's short game is world class," Golden Flashes first-year head coach Jon Mills said. "It's unbelievable how good his short game has become and I think his scores are starting to reflect his hard work.
"We still need to work on his ball striking, get that a little more consistent and most important, gain that confidence. He's expecting a lot from himself. I really like where he's heading."
Kurtz captured the 2015 individual Ohio Division I state championship while playing for the Explorers and was Ohio's top-ranked junior golfer in the class of 2017. He finished third at the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championship, helping the Flashes capture their fourth consecutive title.