1993 Men’s Golf Team


The 1993 men’s golf team, under head coach Dave McLaughlin, greased the wheels for future teams, becoming the first golf team in Otterbein history to qualify for the NCAA Division III Golf Championship. Fresh off back-to-back Ohio Athletic Conference championships in 1992 and 1993, the Cardinals finished eighth in the 1993 national championship. Twenty-two schools competed in the 72-hole tournament. The Cardinals finished with a 1,248, shooting rounds of 316, 312, 309 and 311. Cardinal Mark Paluszak earned AllAmerican honors by finishing in the top 18, placing 8th with a 305 (78-75-76-76). Other members of the 1993 team were Chad Stancil, Matt Mohler, Brian Dreier, Jason Boyer, and Tony Dearth. Otterbein men’s golf teams would go on to win conference championships and advance into the NCAA’s in 10 of the next 13 years.