Team improves in district, Crizer headed to regionals

The boys varsity golf team?s season has come to a close, culminating in the Liberty District competition on Sept. 22 and 23, where the team as a whole came in sixth place out of eight teams, although no individual golfers moved forward to regionals. Girls golf player junior Meredith Crizer qualified for regionals on Sept. 29.

Only one of the boys? seven regular season matches, the game against Madison, resulted in a win for the team.

?Win-wise, we?re the same [as last year],? head coach Stephen Moody said of the 1-6 record. ?There were a lot of improvements, but [the team] struggled with inconsistency [and] we hope to get even better next season.?

According to Moody, improvement should occur next season due to the team retaining 11 or 12 players out of the 13 member team.

Players shared the positive sentiment for next season.

?Hopefully there will be talented freshmen,? sophomore Joshua Willis-Jones said.

?Everyone had a good attitude and was supportive of each other,? senior Stephen Hoskins said.

Hoskins said the season was disappointing achievement-wise, but that the team?s overall skill level rose throughout the season.

Willis-Jones said the team ?get[s] along fine.?

However, he believes the team ?[will] do even better next year. Hopefully, we will win,? Willis-Jones added.

At the Liberty District Championship, the team placed the highest they had in five years with a score of 671, which is comprised of the combined two-day scores of four separate golfers. However, no individual players moved through to regionals.

?I [was] hoping some of our better players [would] make it through,? sophomore Sean Tyrrell said of districts.

Although not placing high enough to move on, the teams? top scorer was junior Scott Henning, with scores 83 and 78, respectively for a combined score of 161.

?I thought the team did well,? Henning said. Henning finished ten strokes away from fifth place.

The girls varsity golf Team competed at a match in August, where no one placed.

At the regional qualifiers Wednesday, Crizer?s score of 50 allowed her to move on to regionals, making her the only golfer this year to do so.

?Some of [the girls] have not played before, but everyone has improved a lot,? coach Erica Ulch said.

A planned match against Langley on Sept. 30 was one of two matches to be rained out for the girls team. Both will be rescheduled in October.