Men’s Golf Swings Towards NCS Spot

Tennyson May, Sports Editor

After losing their first match, the golf team has been hot, winning the rest of their league matches and placing third at the Monarch Bay Tournament.
The six-man team consists of Patrick Fabian ‘13, Kevin Swimmer ‘13, Taylor Campbell ‘13, Dominic Paoletti ‘14, Scott Guidotti ‘15, and captain Henry Cassriel ‘14.
Having defeated Acalanes twice, Alhambra, Dougherty Valley, Las Lomas, and Campo twice, their only loss has been against Dublin, the two-time reigning league.
The match was played away at a relatively unfamiliar course for the boys and the team believes that they can come back and beat Dublin at the league championship.
The team’s best win was played away against a very strong Campolindo team. At the match Fabian shot a 37 and Cassriel shot a season low of 35.
The team attributes much of its success to its depth. “When our four, five, and six guys come through, we’re unstoppable,” said Fabian. “They’ve been coming through a lot recently.”
Cassriel, a sophomore captain chosen by his teammates, has high hopes for his team.
“Right now we’re in a safe second place, but we can beat Dublin and take the league championships,” said Cassriel. “We’re pretty evenly matched with them and we play against them at home next time, so it should be a good match.”
If they can keep up their strong play, they can surely reach their goal of winning league championships.
A first place finish in league would give the boys a spot in the NCS tournament. If the team finishes second, they’d have to play in a qualifier to get a spot in the Section tournament.
“I think we’ll perform well if we go to NCS,” said Cassriel. “If we play our best, then we should go on to the State tournament in Southern California.”
The boys played Las Lomas yesterday after the Mirador went to press.