By: David Segal
As the fall sports season comes to a close, it is only right to highlight the boys golf team, who had their most victorious season in years.
Golf is equally physical as it is mental, with the demise of many golf rounds coming when players let one bad shot influence the rest of the round. Junior Connor Spire, who can hit a golf ball farther than anyone on the team, was amazing this season at leaving the last shot behind him, shooting a season low score of 45 twice.
David Segal was the top performer on the team this year, played extremely consistently, not shooting above 46 all year, and also posted career low 2 over 38.
Ryan Csicsak, also a Junior, came back to the golf team after spending his Sophomore year on the football team. Although he showed rust at the beginning of the season, he came back and shot an amazing career low 43 in a match versus Peoria and Raymond S. Kellis High School.
The #4 golfer Isaac Wotherspoon, was dubbed Coach Martinelli as having “the best looking swing on the team”. Along with being only a sophomore, Isaac looks to improve throughout the offseason and has the potential to have a great junior year.
Mason Sutherland the lone freshman on the team and this was his first year ever playing golf. He increasingly improved throughout the season and shot his season low 54 at Agua Fria’s home course Palm Valley Golf Club.
Overall, the team had a 14-5 head to head record, 5 more wins than last season. The team ended up finishing 5th out of 9 in the section and 39th out of 66 teams in the division.
Next year will have three seniors on the team, and they look to use this last season as a building block for next year. David Segal said that “this year’s season gave us a taste of success, and next year we hope we can translate into something more, beat some high quality teams, and hopefully make state.”