Men’s Golf Team Tees Off

Mary Kate Engstrom

The men’s golf team is ready to hit the course and redeem themselves after an unsuccessful season last year.

With only one senior and one junior on the team, the majority of the players are underclassmen. However, in this case age is only a number. “Last year we had a really young team with no depth. Our team is still pretty young this year but a lot of our players have really improved,” said Patrick Fabian, ‘13.

With a 5-7 overall score last year, the team barely squeezed their way into NCS. With this rough patch in their past, the team has already begun improving. In their first match of the season against Granada, the team won by four shots. Although it was only a practice match, the team is ready to keep up the good work and keep down their scores.

“This year we are going to try and be more consistent in our low scores and bring the all around team score down,” said Kevin Swimmer ‘13.

Fabian, Swimmer, Henry Cassriel ‘14, Taylor Campbell ‘13 and Erik Thompson ‘11, are leading the team in low scores so far this year. “It kind of sucks being the only senior on the team but our underclassmen are pretty strong,” said Thompson.

Coach Rick Eisenhour and assistant coach Skip Volpe are returning for their second year on the job. “We have a really serious coach. He treats it like college golf and always wants us to do our best,” said Fabian.

So far in the season the team is 4-0 in practice matches. Although they’ve started out with a bang, the boys are still working as hard as ever in the hopes of having a successful season.

“Our hardest competition this year is against Dublin and Acalanes so our main goal is to beat them,” said Swimmer.

On Tuesday, March 1, the boys had their first loss of the season against San Ramon Valley with a final score of 200-203.

Despite this loss, the boys came back in at their next match and dominated Albany 285-234.