Mount Union Golfers Get Engaged at Tournament

Mount Union golfers Megan Zenobi (Novelty/West Geagua) and Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake)
Mount Union golfers Megan Zenobi (Novelty/West Geagua) and Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake)

Mount Union senior Megan Zenobi (Novelty/West Geagua) loves golf ... she works in golf, plays on the Purple Raiders golf team and wants to work in golf so her boyfriend thought no better place to pop the question than on a golf course.

Her boyfriend is Mount Union senior and men's golfer Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake) thought of the idea about a month ago after purchasing the engagement ring.

Zenobi finished her round Sunday at the Capital Invitational at Foxfire Golf Club just south of Columbus with a crowd around the 18th green.  As she tapped in final putt she went to get her golf bag when Broughton came on the green and when Zenobi turned around he was on one knee.

"I wanted to do something she would never forget," commented Broughton.  "Keeping it a secret was the truly hard part."

Broughton found a women's tournament on the schedule that the men's team was not competiting, then had to get Mount Union head men's and women's golf coach Dan MacDuffie on board.

"Coach (Lindsay) Reynolds from Capital, all the folks at Foxfire and the team's playing in Megan's group were all very supportive," stated MacDuffie.  "They are two great student-athletes and all of us were excited to be a part of it."

It was really a perfect day for the Raiders as they won the team title at the tournament, Zenobi posted her second straight top-10 finish of the Fall and her teammate, fellow senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) took Medalist honors.

"I had no idea it was coming," said Zenobi, a sport business major who wants to work with children and golf.  "I was in so much shock I don't really remember all of it but it was absolutely perfect for me. I've been golfing my entire life and it truly is my passion so it couldn't have been any better. It was really nice to have my team, coach as well as my other friends in the OAC there. They've been such a huge part of my life and I'm glad they got to share it with me."

The pair met two years ago in a marketing class as Colin is a business administration major with concentrations in marketing and management, became friends and starting dating that spring.

Broughton also has a pair of top 10 finishes this fall including a seventh place finish at the OAC Fall Invite a couple weeks ago.

"I wanted it to be special for Megan," said Broughton.  "It was perfect, even better that the team winning the tournament." 

The wedding is being planned for sometime in 2014.