The Golf team had a successful season by many measures last year, recording a record well above .500, with a trip to the district tournament. Not to mention sending standout freshman, Avery Green, to the State Tournament at the Northstar golf club.
The team returns all but one player this season, giving them the potential to do something truly special. Even with success during the season last year, senior Jacob Routzahn described the regular season as "okay" insisting the team gave away a few matches.
The matches he is referring to are losses to Greenview and Northeastern early in OHC play. Routzahn also said, "Tournaments were something special, and with a lot of returning talent we should show marked improvement."
Most players would openly admit one of the team's goals this season would be to win the OHC outright, but they know the task will not be easy. With the young talent Catholic Central brings back and West Liberty reloading as they seem to do every year, the Trojans will certainly be challenged.
We took steps in the right direction last year, but still didn't complete the ultimate goal of competing in the state championship as a team.
Avery Green, however, did compete in the state championship, as an individual, and had a very nice showing, finishing T-14 among individuals. Over the summer Avery competed in the City Ametuer Tournament at Reid Park Golf Course. Avery finished with a seventy-two hole aggregate of 310, earning him a second place finish among Juniors, and twentieth overall.
When asked about the upcoming season, Avery said, "I'm always excited to start the season, because everybody has improved throughout the past year. I expect us to be even better than last year."
With the returning talent and outstanding potential, look for this years golf team to build on the success of last year and play some of the best golf Southeastern has seen in a while.