Golf Team Makes Postseason

Peter Kohler, Erik Wahlstrom, Aiden Glennon, Evan Gormley, Jake Johnson, Chase MacDonald at Glen Ellen Country Club in Millis after the D3 South Shore Sectional tournament. photo courtesy of Mr. Smith

Mark Shields, Veritas Staff

November 15, 2017

The golf team made the state tournament for the first time in, well, a long time. With solid play from Captain Aiden Glennon and Jake Johnson along with teammates Erik Wahlstrom, Evan Gormley, Chase MacDonald and Peter Kohler, the golf team racked up an 8-8 record. This was just enough to make tournament and no one was happier than the players.

“I thought this year was a huge success. I’m very happy with how strong the team was and how successful we were,” said Johnson.

For any team making tourney is a huge deal, but for this team, in particular, it was special for a couple reasons. One reason, of course, is that it has been over 20 years since the golf team had made the state tournament. But it was also special because their work ethic and attitude.

Coach of the team, Brian Smith had very high praise for his whole team and how they treated this season. “It felt great qualifying for the tournament and we owe it all to the players and their work ethic. It was the clear highlight of the season,” says Mr. Smith. An unsung hero came to Coach Smith almost immediately when asked. “Peter Kohler,” said Mr. Smith. “Peter showed up and performed well everyday.”

Everyone seemed to be very excited and proud of the season that they had and making the tournament. When asked about the tournament experience,  Glennon had quite a few things to say.

“The tournament experience was fun, for lack of a better word. All six of us showed up with the mindset to appreciate how far we made it and enjoy the round of golf, and I feel that’s what we did,” said Glennon.

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