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Men's Golf

The University of Dubuque men’s golf team offers you plenty of chances to play and compete on some of the Midwest’s best golf courses. The Spartans compete in tournaments in the fall and spring semesters.

Each year the squad travels south over spring break to enjoy warmer weather and a chance to prepare for the spring conference season and the Iowa Conference Championships held in April and May. There is not a better way to hone your golf skills than being a member of the Spartans golf team and learning from legendary coach Jon Davison. Davison has spent most of his life coaching and mentoring student-athletes who want to achieve their best on and off the course. 


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Spartans Compete at 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships

The University of Dubuque Men's Golf Team advanced to the compete among the best of the best in Division-III at the NCAA D-III Men's Golf Championships at the Grandover Resort. The Spartans dream season ended after Round 2, as they were tied for 29th, failing to make the cut. The highlight of the first two rounds of the championships was Martin Odegard making a hole-in-one on the par three, 12th hole on the East Course. As a team, UD finished with a score of 624 (309-315) which was +48 over par.

Odegard & Wolfe Named Ping All-Central Region

University of Dubuque Men's Golfers Martin Odegard and Eric Wolfe were named to the 2014 Division-III Ping All-Central Region Team. The Spartans seniors are currently competing at the NCAA D-III Championships at Grandover Resort and Conference Center. A total of 92 student-athletes from six regions were honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America and Ping. Odegard and Wolfe each graduate as the only four-time All-Iowa Conference honorees in UD Men's Golf history.

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Upcoming Events

  • Men's Golf
    Edgewood Fall Classic at Glen Erin Golf Course

  • Men's Golf
    Edgewood Fall Classic at Glen Erin Golf Course

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Men's Golf Team

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
Christian Armas Senior Richmond, Texas
Alex Beck Senior Maquoketa, Iowa
Tayler Burns Freshman Freeport, Ill.
Anders Haukoos Sophomore Lakeville, Minn.
Lane Hawkins Freshman Oregon, Ill.
Thomas Kane Freshman Deer Park, Ill.
Troy Krueger Sophomore Maple Park, Ill.
Chance Manternach Sophomore Monticello, Iowa
Martin Odegard Senior Dubuque, Iowa
Josh Schuberg Junior Elburn, Ill.
Cameron Shere Junior Freeport, Ill.
Mitchell Sobotta Senior Arcadia, Wis.
Josh Turner Sophomore Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Eric Wolfe Senior Cuba City, Wis.


Date Opponent Location Final Result
  Fall Schedule    
August 30-31, 2013 Edgewood College Fall Classic   t-1st of 15 teams
       at Glen Erin Golf Course Janesville, Wis.  
September 03, 2013 Loras Fall Invitational    1st of 9 teams
       at The Meadows Golf Gourse Asbury, Iowa  
September 8-9, 2013 DIII Midwest Regional Fall Classic    1st of 26 teams
       at Trappers Turn Golf Club    Wisconsin Dells, Wis.  
September 15-16, 2013 Clarke Fall Invite    2nd of 12 teams
       at Thunder Hills Country Club Peosta, Iowa  
September 21-22, 2013 Univ. of Dubuque Invite    1st of 18 teams
       at Dubuque Golf & Country Club Dubuque, Iowa  
September 25, 2013 Elmhurst Fall Invite    1st of 10 teams
       at Oak Brook Country Club Oakbrook, Ill.  
October 6-7, 2013 Viterbo: Ronnie Eastman Invitational    1st of 16 teams
       at La Crosse Country Club Onalaska, Wis.  
  Spring Schedule    
March 14-21, 2014 Spring Break Trip    
March 30-31, 2014 Webster: Gorlock Spring Invite    t-1st of 13 teams
       at Forest Park GC (Day 1) & Sunset CC (Day 2) St. Louis, Mo.  Gorlok invite 2014
April 4-5, 2014 Illinois Wesleyan Spring Invite    3rd of 21 teams
       at Ironwood Golf Course Normal, Ill.  
April 6-7, 2014 Loras College Spring Invite    t-1st of 13 teams
       at The Meadows Golf Course Asbury, Iowa  
April 11-12, 2014 Augustana Invitational    3rd of 17 teams
       at Pinnacle Golf Course Milan, Ill.  
April 25-26, 2014 Iowa Conference Championships (Hosted by UD)    
       at Finkbine Golf Course (Rounds 1 & 2) Iowa City, Iowa  
May 2-3, 2014 Iowa Conference Championships (Hosted by UD)    
       at Dubuque Golf and Country Club (Rounds 3 & 4) Dubuque, Iowa 1st of 8 teams
May 13-16, 2014 NCAA Division-III Men's Golf Championships    
       at Grandover Resort Greensboro, N.C. t-29th of 41 teams 

Season Statistics


University of Dubuque Men's Golf Coaches Profile
Jon Davison
Jon Davison
Head Men's Golf Coach

BS, University of Dubuque '61
MA, Michigan State University

Fax: (563) 589-3425
Office Location: Van Vliet Hall
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Jon Davison (C'61), retired as Clarke's head basketball and men's golf coach and returned home to the University of Dubuque in 2007.

Davison will be entering his 45th season in the collegiate ranks as he coaches the men's golf program for the Spartans. He spends time re-connecting with Dubuque Alumni as special projects coordinator for the development office.

Davison, a native of Aledo, Ill., has spent nearly 50 years in the coaching and teaching profession. He started his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater in 1966. Davison logged over 300 wins in 27 seasons as head basketball coach at UD. His squads posted an overall won-loss record of 371-320 and had four 20-plus win seasons.

During the 1980's, Davison's squads dominated the Iowa Conference, compiling the best won-loss record over that 10-year period. His 1986, 1988, and 1990 squads won the Iowa Conference championship. The Spartans qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament in 1981, 1986, 1988, and 1990.

Davison was named Iowa Conference Coach of the Year in basketball in 1986, 1988 and 1990, and in golf in 1975. In 1990, he was awarded the Paul Maaske Award as Iowa's Small College Coach of the Year. He coached eight Conference Players of the Year at UD.

Davison served as director of athletics, head men's basketball coach (27 years), head golf coach (15 years), head track coach (6 years), head tennis coach (3 years), head cross country coach (10 years), head baseball coach (1 year), assistant football coach (8 years), associate professor of physical education and department chairman (20 years) at UD at various times from 1966 to 1993.

Davison lettered in four sports at the UD, where he garnered four letters in both football and track, two in basketball, and one in baseball.

After a three-year hiatus from collegiate coaching, Davison joined Clarke's coaching staff in 1996. He guided his 2005-06 squad to a 17-10 mark and its first Northern Illinois - Iowa Conference championship. Clarke finished 11-1 overall in league play. The Crusaders' championship season came on the heels of a 20-7 campaign in 2004-05.

Davison guided Clarke's men's golf program to seven straight Northern Illinois - Iowa Conference championships from 1999 to 2005. Davison was named the conference Coach of the Year in 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04. He was named the 2004-05 NIIC Co-Coach of the Year.

Davison met his wife, Nita, while a student at UD, and two of their children received their degrees from the institution.


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