Mickey Herron was named Bentley golf coach in August 2010. He has been a PGA professional since 1982, and he has a strong competitive record in New England PGA and Cape Code PGA events. Herron has been recognized several times for his contributions to golf including 2006 CCPGA Professional of the Year. In the mid-1970s Herron competed for Macalester College (Minn.) and University of Pennsylvania.
Bentley University placed 17th in stroke play in the 20-team 2019 NCAA D-II Championship at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV. The best D-II players in the nation recorded a 74.6 stroke scoring average for 54 holes on the 7,114-yard, par-72 course. Tommy Ethier (79-69-76=224) was the low scorer for Bentley.
The top eight teams (Barry, Lynn, West Florida, Florida Southern, Trevecca Nazarene, Arkansas Tech, Cal State-Monterey Bay and Lincoln Memorial) advanced to medal/match play to determine the 2019 D-II Champion. Lynn defeated Lincoln Memorial in the championship match.
Bentley took the lead with a second-round 294 but settled for second in the 20-team 2019 NCAA D-II Atlantic/East Regional at the Totteridge Golf Club in Greensburg, PA. Southern New Hampshire shot a third-round 300 to edge the Falcons by two strokes for the title, and Wilmington was two shots further back in third, the last spot to advance to the NCAA D-II Championship. The 7,154-yard, par-72 course yielded a 78.5 stroke scoring average to the 108-player field in breezy conditions on tough, lightning-fast greens.
Tommy Ethier (77-72-73=222) tied for sixh to lead the Falcons. Chris Simione (77-71-79=227) and Robert Falconer (6-74-77=227) tied for 17th.
Bentley placed sixth of six in the fall 2018-19 New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Division-II Championship at The Captains Course in Brewster, Mass. Saint Anselm College rallied from a five-stroke deficit during the final round to beat runner-up Assumption College by six shots. It was Saint Anselm's third NEIGA title since 2010. The course was par 72, measuring 6,650 yards and produced an average 18-hole score of 81.4 strokes.
The Falcons' low scorers were Ellis Yoder, who tied for eighth (77-81=158), and Mike Plansky, who tied for 15th (84-79=163).
Defending champion Bentley couldn't keep pace during the final round and finished second in the fall 2018-19 Northeast-10 Conference Championship at En Joie Golf Course in Endicott, N.Y. Southern New Hampshire posted the low score in each round and beat runner-up Bentley by 12 strokes. The course was par 72, measuring 6,750 yards and produced an average 18-hole score of 76.5 strokes.
The Falcons had a pair finish among the top five individuals in Tommy Ethier, who took second (68-72=140) and Robert Falconer, who placed fourth (72-71=143).
Bentley placed 10th in the 20-team 2018 NCAA D-II Atlantic/East Regional. The Falcons won the fall 2017-18 New England Intercollegiate Golf Assocation (NEIGA) D-II Championship, and the Northeast-10 title.
Bentley moved up four places with a third-round 298 and finished 12th at the 20-team 2017 NCAA D-II Atlantic/East Regional.
Bentley placed third in the fall 2016-17 New Engiand Intercollegiate Golf Assocation (NEIGA) D-II Championship, and second in 2015.
The Falcons placed fourth of 10 in the fall 2016-17 Northeast-10 Conference Championship, and third in 2015.
The Falcons placed 13th in the 2015 and 2016 NCAA D-II Atlantic/East Regional.
Bentley won the the fall 2014-15 New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Division II tournament and the Northeast 10 Conference Championship.
Bentley finished sixth at the 20-team 2014 NCAA D-II Atlantic/East Regional.
The Falcons claimed sixth in the fall 2013-14 NEIGA Championship.
Bentley placed second in the fall 2013-14 Northeast 10 Conference Championship.
The Falcons tied with Gannon for 10th at the 2013 NCAA D-II Atlantic/East Regional.
Bentley University claimed 11th in the fall 2012-13 New England Intercollegiate Golf Assocaition Championship (NEIGA), and placed fourth in the fall 2012-13 Northeast 10 Conference Championship.
The Falcons tied Fayetteville State for 13th at the 2012 NCAA D-II East/Atlantic Regional.
Bentley won the fall 2011 New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship and the Northeast 10 Championship.
The Falcons placed 17th at the 2011 NCAA D-II East/Atlantic Regional.
Bentley won the fall 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2011-12 Northeast-10 titles.