Coach, 7 CU Golfers Suspended

Seven CU men's golfers, and interim head coach Brad Neher, have been suspended from this week's competition in The Intercollegiate in Cary, N.C., CU athletic director Mike Bohn announced in a press release Wednesday.

The eight members of the golf program are being disciplined for violation of athletics department policy and team rules, according to a press release issued by the department. The press release did not state the nature of the team rules that were broken, citing department policy not to discuss such things, but Bohn said no NCAA violations took place, nor were the suspensions due to any incident involving police or local authorities.

The seven golfers suspended are freshmen Diego Munoz and Finlay White, redshirt freshman Derek Tolan, sophomores Jim and Pat Grady, junior Ryan Anderson and senior Kenny Coakley.

Neher was an assistant coach under Mark Simpson and took the interim job when Simpson passed away last November. Bohn is currently conducting a search for Simpson's permanent replacement, and Neher has been interested in the job.

While most of the CU team will not make the trip to compete in the 54-hole tournament Friday and Saturday, the Buffs' No. 1 golfer, Edward McGlasson, did not violate any team rules, and will participate. Assistant athletic director Charles Johnson will accompany McGlasson to the meet.

"We recognize the importance of continuing to ensure the program's integrity is intact, so this was the proper move," Bohn said in the press release. "This will be an invaluable lesson for them for the future and an example to our other student-athletes, as well as staff."

The next competition for the team is the Texas A&M Invitational April 15 and 16.

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