By Rohan Andresen ’12
The Brophy golf team has teed up for the season.
The cuts are made, the gear distributed and the matches have begun. The tryouts consisted of two nine-hole rounds at Encanto, a round of cuts, a round of nine at the Grayhawk Talon course and then another 18 holes.
The Varsity team lost two seniors last year, one of whom was in the top five in the state. With the loss also came the gain of four freshman on varsity, and six freshman in the entire golf program.
“The team looks good, we have a lot of talented players,” said coach Mr. Jon Shores.
He said he thinks this is a very exciting time for Brophy golf and the team chemistry is the best they have had in several years.
“The guys all click together and play well at the same time,” Mr. Shores said.
This year Brophy was moved into a different region with Hamilton and Desert Vista. This new region allowed a JV program and Brophy is happy to be able to introduce a JV team.
The players said they are really excited about the upcoming season.
“Our team is looking really solid this year. Along with the new talent we acquired at this year’s tryouts, we have a few returning seniors who will play a big role on the team,” said David Lowe ’10. Lowe is a three year veteran of the golf team.
Their first tournament, The Brophy College Preparatory Invitational at Grayhawk, was slated for the Labor Day weekend of Sept. 5 and 6. Hamilton High School took home the championship, and Brophy received 5th place.
“Everyone’s game is ready and I’m excited for the opportunity to play against some great competition,” Lowe ’10 said.