Men’s Golf Wraps Up Regular Season and Sets Sights on Playoff Success

By Aya O’Neal, Arts Copy Editor

// The men’s golf team (0-2 overall, 0-2 league) is closing out the season strong.

On March 24, the Dons competed in a Wildcat Invitational down in Fairfax, which resulted in them placing 16th out of 21 teams. About a week later, the boys went up against the Matadors and lost in a  close game of 212-227.

  The team had many matches canceled due to the heavy rain closing fields. Despite the difficulties, they were able to reschedule their games.

    “We had one tournament washed out completely. Didn’t get to make it up which was a disappointment. It was a really nice tournament up in Napa that we participated in last year. Didn’t get a chance. It got rained out, but we missed some practices here or there. It wasn’t super convenient. It was extremely cold, but we were lucky enough that we didn’t need to reschedule too many things, so we’re completely on schedule,” Head Coach Ken Lorge said. 

This year has been a season of enhancing skills and progressing for the men’s golf team.

    “The team has had consistent improvement. I mean, they played well last year, we qualified for [North Coast Section] NCS. But our scores have improved … and pretty much everyone on the team has improved over the time that Coach Mulholland and I have been involved,” Lorge said.

Based mainly on individual performance, golf differs from other sports focusing on teamwork.

   “Golf is an individual sport, so it’s not like there’s a lot of team things that we do. There’s three facets to the game. [The golfers are] hitting their clubs, they’re putting and they’re chipping, or they’re short games. So we generally just rotate stations or we get out on the golf course and we just play,” Lorge said.

    The boys look forward to playing cross-town rivals Campolindo and hope for a victorious ending.

   “The course should be pretty easy, so hopefully we can beat Campo, and play well overall.” senior Spencer Voogt said.

Overall the season has been successful for the golf team, and they hope to place highly in NCS and even move forward toward state.

   “If our season ends on May 15 at the NCS tournament and the kids had a good experience and played to the best of their ability, that would be a success in our eyes,” Lorge said.

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