Boys golf places 13th at Webster Cup

Matia Puljic, Sports Editor

The boys’ varsity golf team placed 13th out of 24 teams with 340 points at the Webster Cup tournament at Crescent Farms golf course on April 17.

Senior Jacob Schreiner said that although the outcome wasn’t the best for the team, this meet was very helpful for everyone who played because it showed them what they needed to work on.

“Overall the meet as a team was a bit disappointing from a score stand point but we learned a lot. The course gave the team spots to work on as the season progresses. Personally my problem was dealing with the conditions of the event and finding new solutions. For example, finding ways to play the wind. The meet is a stepping stone as we head toward districts with a better understanding of what we need to work on,” Schreiner said.

Head coach Samuel Haug says that although the conditions weren’t the most convenient for the players, they are learning what works and what doesn’t.

“The course was really windy, which made scoring conditions difficult. All five of the players struggled with the wind, on hitting shots and judging wind on their short game,” Haug said. “I think that our players are starting to see that they need to be more consistent in their play and the way they mentally approach the game. Golf is a hard sport when conditions are difficult and you are by yourself for 5+ hours. Being able to mentally manage golf is what separates the good players from the elite players.”

Although the tournament wasn’t a winner for the Falcons, junior Yash Rao said he seeks to push past this, looking forward into the off season, specifically for districts and state.

“This tournament won’t affect the remainder of the season, it’s just one of many, right now as a team our main focus is trying to win Districts again and place well at state,” Rao said.