By Andrew Marini ’13
The golf season is in full swing as the team primes itself for another competitive year.
A younger, but closer varsity team with only two seniors is led by coach Mr. Jon Shores.
“I’m excited about the season,” Mr. Shores said.
The coach said none of the players who represented Brophy at state last year are returning, making the team younger than usual. With no freshmen on the team, the core consists mostly of sopohmores and juniors.
“The team is looking really good this year, we have always had the talent we just need to go out there and win,” said junior Ryan Theisen ’13.
When asked about team chemistry Theisen said everyone on the team is friends and they all spend a lot of time together outside of school and really get along with each other.
The team had a strong start to the season when they hosted Basha, Desert Ridge and Mountain Pointe at Gray Hawk’s Raptor golf course Aug. 27.
Brophy won the event with a comfortable lead throughout the match led by Theisen, who golfed an even par 36 and became a medalist. Other top scores came from Blake Toolan ’13 who shot a 38, Tyler Kertson ’13 who finished with a 39 and Timmy Shimon ’13 who shot a 40.
On Sept. 13 the golf team made their way to Ken McDonald golf course in Tempe to take on Marcos de Niza and Basha.
The team won the match led by sophomore Drew Porter ’13, who golfed one under par earning him medalist honors. Other top scores came from Austin Tymins ’13 and Michael Jordan ’12, who both shot par at 36.
The team has meets like the Brophy Invitational, Hamilton Antigua Invitational and the state tournament to look forward to.
Some of Brophy’s competition include Red Mountain, last year’s state champions, Hamilton and Desert Vista.