Girl’s Golf Sends Four to Sectionals

Alex Muhammad & Hector Gil, Staff reporters

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    Staff Reporters

 

The boy golf team finished 2-14 but they have 12 returning varsity players returning from this years varsity squad. One highlight was fifth place finish at the Conference tournament in Cog Hill on September 30. 

The teams top performers where Matt Houston, Anthony Baffi, and Gavin Quinlan.

Head Coach Mike Oziemkowsi likes the contribution of all three.

“Matt is the team clown. Anthony is even Steven, and Gavin is cool as ice,” said Coach Oz.

 Matt Houston had shot the season best with a 39 against Tinley Park. 

Oziemkowski felt the team under achieved but did improve as time went on.

“We did not do as well as expected, but we showed improvement,” stated Oziemkowski.

Senior Gavin Quinlan the best average at 49.

The team’s strength was their  dedication. Their weakness was our lack of experience. Most player just recently started golfing.

Any freshman on the team if so can u give me. 

Several freshmen look like they have some bright futures. These include Mike Meneghini 55, Brendan Grieshaber 56, Aiden Thompson 57, Matt Gilhooly 56, and Anthony Barrett 60.

They finished 5th in the regional tournament 

The girls team finished 5-8, the five wins were the most since the program started five years ago. They also qualified four girls for the sectionals another school record. Sectional qualifiers were seniors Emily Dvorak, and Ellie McGovern along with sophomore Calah Strohocker and freshman Ava Serdar. Dvorak was three time all conference selection and a three time sectional qualifier

“During the 3 years i’ve been on the Shepard golf team I believe our team has greatly improved over time. I believe this because we placed third at conference, and for the first time we had 4 players that advanced to sectionals” Dvorak stated. 

Head coach Brad Fisher was proud of all four qualifiers 

“Dvorak is a solid golfer who continues to improve” said Fisher

“Both Calah Strohocker and Ava Serdar both qualified for sectionals their first year playing. Ellie McGovern really came on strong her senior year and qualified for sectionals. She is a strong competitor who works extremely hard at anything she does.”

The team had 17 girls on the team this year and only four were seniors. Fisher feels the team has a strong group of young players who will be fun to work with and he is excited to see there progress